Friday, August 29, 2008

The Omnivore's 100

This has nothing whatever to do with the arts in Boise, but I thought it was interesting:

The Omnivore's Hundred

1) Copy this list into your blog or journal, including these instructions.
2) Bold all the items you’ve eaten.
3) Cross out any items that you would never consider eating.
4) Optional extra: Post a comment here at linking to your results.

1. Venison
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare
5. Crocodile
6. Black pudding
7. Cheese fondue
8. Carp (it'd have to be fixed really well for me to eat it. Carp, at least around here, is junk fish.)
9. Borscht
10. Baba ghanoush
11. Calamari
12. Pho
13. PB&J sandwich
14. Aloo gobi
15. Hot dog from a street cart
16. Epoisses
17. Black truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
19. Steamed pork buns
20. Pistachio ice cream (honestly can't remember, so I'm leaving it on)
21. Heirloom tomatoes
22. Fresh wild berries
23. Foie gras (hated it)
24. Rice and beans
25. Brawn, or head cheese
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper
27. Dulce de leche
28. Oysters
29. Baklava
30. Bagna cauda
31. Wasabi peas
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl
33. Salted lassi (I want to say I've had sweet lassi, though)
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float
36. Cognac with a fat cigar (separate, but since I've had fat cigars with other hard liquor, I'm counting it)
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects (chocolate-covered crickets)
43. Phaal
44. Goat’s milk (I don't think so, but I've had goat's milk cheese)
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more (I wish!)
46. Fugu
47. Chicken tikka masala (I've had many Indian dishes, but I'm not sure if this is one of them, so I'm leaving it on the list for now)
48. Eel
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut
50. Sea urchin
51. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi
53. Abalone
54. Paneer
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal
56. Spaetzle
57. Dirty gin martini
58. Beer above 8% ABV (not sure)
59. Poutine
60. Carob chips
61. S’mores
62. Sweetbreads
63. Kaolin
64. Currywurst
65. Durian
66. Frogs’ legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake (all four, actually)
68. Haggis
69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette
71. Gazpacho (most of the time I heat it up, but I'm pretty sure I've had it cold at least once)
72. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absinthe (no, but I've had anisette)
74. Gjetost, or brunost
75. Roadkill
76. Baijiu
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
78. Snail
79. Lapsang souchong
80. Bellini
81. Tom yum
82. Eggs Benedict
83. Pocky
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant. (I have never known what my restaurants are rated.)
85. Kobe beef
86. Hare (Technically, just rabbit. And oh, man, this woman at the Saturday Market was so trying to guilt-trip me about it.)
87. Goulash
88. Flowers
89. Horse (I was inclined to cross this out, but then I remembered I've eaten tripe, so comparatively, how bad can it be?)
90. Criollo chocolate
91. Spam
92. Soft shell crab
93. Rose harissa
94. Catfish
95. Mole poblano (I've had poblano and mole, but not together)
96. Bagel and lox
97. Lobster Thermidor
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Snake

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