barbmg (barbmg) wrote,

Okay, I'll bite. (do I hear groans from the peanut gallery?)

The Omnivore's Hundred Meme.

The Omnivore's Hundred is a list of foods the gastronomic Andrew Wheeler thinks everyone should try at least once in their lives. (via everyone)

The rules of the meme:
1) bold those you have tried
2) strikethrough those you wouldn't eat on a bet.
2a) Italicize any item you'll never eat again.
2b) Asterisk any items you'd be interested in trying but have not yet.

1. Venison
2. Nettle tea*
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare
5. Crocodile (it might have been alligator. I didn't like it very much.)
7. Cheese fondue,
8. Carp
9. Borscht(anything that encourages large dollops of sour cream is okay by me.)
10. Baba ghanoush
11. Calamari (I don't like the tenacle-y bits and I feel bad because they are apparently smart, loving creatures, but I have a hard time resisting the fried foods.)
12. Pho (So good.)
13. PB&J sandwich
14.Aloo gobi
15. Hot dog from a street cart (brown mustard and saurekraut, please!)
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
22. Fresh wild berries
23. Foie gras
24. Rice and beans
25. Brawn, or head cheese
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper
27. Dulce de leche
28. Oysters (but only in months ending in R!)
29. Baklava
30. Bagna cauda
31. Wasabi peas
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl (I've never really understood the bread bowl. Do they count individually?)
33. Salted lassi* (Make mine mango!)
34. Sauerkraut (Kiss me, I'm German! Well, one quarter, anyway.)
35. Root beer float
36. Cognac with a fat cigar (how 'bout without?)
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly (apparently he means jello shots. It's been many, many moons.)
39. Gumbo* (I'll try it, but if it's too fishy, forget it)
40. Oxtail (One of my favorite things in the world.)
41. Curried goat*
42. Whole insects
43. Phaal
44. Goat’s milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more
46. Fugu
47. Chicken tikka masala
48. Eel Yum!
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut
50. Sea urchin bleh.
51. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi
53. Abalone
54. Paneer
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal (maybe not the whole meal, but definitely the individual components)
56. Spaetzle
57. Dirty gin martini
58. Beer above 8% ABV
59. Poutine* (oh god that sounds sooooooo good!)
60. Carob chips (by themselves? Not so great.)
61. S’mores
62. Sweetbreads
63. Kaolin (Like Jef says, I've probably had it as an additive)
64. Currywurst
65. Durian,
66. Frogs’ legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake (no love for fried dough?)
68. Haggis
69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette
71. Gazpacho
72. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absinthe
74. Gjetost, or brunost
75. Roadkill
76. Baijiu
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
78. Snail
79. Lapsang souchong
80. Bellini
81. Toam yum
82. Eggs Benedict (Every chance I get, I don't care what Tony Bourdain says.)
83. Pocky
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant*
85. Kobe beef*
86. Hare (um... does rabbit count?)
87. Goulash*
88. Flowers
89. Horse
90. Criollo chocolate
91. Spam
92. Soft shell crab
93. Rose harissa*
94. Catfish
95. Mole poblano
96. Bagel and lox (extra onions, please)
97. Lobster Thermidor*
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Snake

Huh. I've eaten a lot more on the list than I expected. Notice there's only one I'd never eat again. Soft shelled crabs are wrong. Just plain wrong.
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