the omnivore’s hundred

From Kim and Jerry who both got it from Krista who got it from Last Night’s Dinner who got it from Andrew over at Very Good Taste (link no longer works).

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 at linking to your results.

I added one extra step – a * next to those I would never try again.
1. Venison
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare
5. Crocodile (not sure if I would try this or not)
6. Black pudding
7. Cheese fondue
8. Carp
9. Borscht (not a beet person)
10. Baba ghanoush
11. Calamari
12. Pho (would have it again if it was a chicken version)
13. PB&J sandwich* I had PB&J once as a child. That was the day I realized that I can’t stand peanut butter.
14. Aloo gobi
15. Hot dog from a street cart* do not think I could eat one today now that I know more about the water the dogs sit in…eeeew
16. Epoisses
17. Black truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
19. Steamed pork buns
20. Pistachio ice cream
21. Heirloom tomatoes (might have??)
22. Fresh wild berries
23. Foie gras
24. Rice and beans* not a bean lover
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
34. Sauerkraut* not a sauerkraut fan
35. Root beer float* nor a root beer fan
36. Cognac with a fat cigar (YUCK)
37. Clotted cream tea (sounds yummy)
38. Vodka jelly
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects (not if I was starving)
43. Phaal
44. Goat’s milk (might have?)
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more (would take a sip but am not a whiskey person)
46. Fugu (don’t think I would take the chance on the chef being knowledgeable enough to not poison me)
47. Chicken tikka masala
48. Eel* had eels in Hong Kong, couldn’t get past the idea I was eating eels!!
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut (just never had the chance)
50. Sea urchin
51. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi
53. Abalone
54. Paneer
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal* loved them as a child but do not eat red meat anymore
56. Spaetzle
57. Dirty gin martini (would take a sip but am not a martini person)
58. Beer above 8% ABV (I don’t like beer)
59. Poutine
60. Carob chips
61. S’mores
62. Sweetbreads EDITING this one – I originally bolded this one thinking that sweetbreads meant the Portuguese sweetbread popular here in Hawaii, but after seeing Marta’s list and that she crossed this one out, I googled sweetbreads and found out it means the thymus glands of lamb, beef, or pork…eeeeewwwww!!
63. Kaolin (what is this??)
64. Currywurst
65. Durian
66. Frogs’ legs* eeeew again! tried a taste once but could not get past the thought of it being frogs’ legs!
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake
68. Haggis
69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette
71. Gazpacho
72. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absinthe
74. Gjetost, or brunost
75. Roadkill (seriously? would anyone eat roadkill?)
76. Baijiu
77. Hostess Fruit Pie* there are too many other desserts I would rather eat
78. Snail
79. Lapsang souchong (might have?)
80. Bellini
81. Tom yum
82. Eggs Benedict
83. Pocky
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant
85. Kobe Beef
86. Hare – EDITING this one – I originally bolded this one thinking that rabbit and hare were the same, but found out they are not and so although I originally thought that I had eaten hare, now I am not sure.
87. Goulash (might have?)
88. Flowers
89. Horse
90. Criollo chocolate
91. Spam* now that I know what is in spam, not a fan
92. Soft shell crab
93. Rose harissa
94. Catfish
95. Mole poblano
96. Bagel and lox
97. Lobster Thermidor
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Snake (too similar to eels for me)

12 thoughts on “the omnivore’s hundred

  1. Hi Girasoli, very interesting list. I think I would have very few Bolded items on this list and quite a few cross outs. I don’t even know what a lot of the items are, so I’m kind of glad you asked those questions too. I’m sooooo with you on number 75! Yikes. I’d have to be stinking drunk with a blindfold and a nose clip on . . .
    I enjoyed reading your comments as usual. Great fun!


  2. Yeah, I don’t like any type of organ meat. I think I left fois gras on my list because it is hard to not end up trying it when you are in France. My wine tasting friends always bring it to our tastings and I might have had a itty bit but I try to avoid it.


  3. Jill, that is a great cooking list! I had to laugh knowing your love for cooking. I may need to do one of those.
    Kim, I just figured you were up to try them all :-)
    Kathy and Jerry, I guess before trashing roadkill, I should at least find out more about this item. Do they eat roadkill in Alabama?? Once I had the pb&j, I had to have my own jelly jar after that so that it would not be contaminated with a drop of peanut butter. Funny thing is that I do like the Thai sauce that uses peanut butter. Go figure?
    Marta, I do like the turkey heart and other organ parts that come in the little turkey bag (except the boney neck) but that is as far as I go regarding organ parts.
    Palma, I didn’t even think to count how many I have tried – 48. Guess that proves I am indeed a picky eater, although I have tried a few exotic items on the list. Must be because I live in an “exotic foreign place” :}


  4. You haven’t tried dulce de leche? Haagen-Dazs has a wonderful dulce de leche ice cream that is highly addictive.
    I came in at an embarrassing 39 but I’m not a finicky eater. To prove it I’ll confess that when I was still living with my parents, I regularly ate organ meat like gizzards, liver, and even blood sausages. One of my favorite childhood dishes was a delicious stew of garbanzo beans and salt cured pigs feet. While living in Mexico City on a student budget I frequently ate from street carts tacos made with the innards of various animals.


  5. maría, I hope you do a list on your blog so we can see just what you haven’t tried yet. Only 39 with eating all the organ meats? I guess the reason I haven’t tried dulce de leche is because I am not a big milk person and don’t really like caramel. I should at least give it a try someday.


  6. I completely agree with you on eels, just the thought of them gives me the creeps.
    And no to most organ meats (except liver, for some reason that doesn’t gross me out.) And, curiously, haggis isn’t so bad!


  7. What a fun list. I must try it, although not sure I’ll be able to bold many…I can see a few I’ll be crossing off for sure. I had thought sweetbread (#62) referred to sheep testicles but apparently that’s a myth…not sure thymus glands sound much more appetizing though!


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