Omnivore? Maybe Not

This week I went to visit Mary’s blog The Sour Dough and found this fun list from Very Good Taste. I think I am not so much an omnivore, since I am repulsed by the thought of eating blood, organs, intestines, etc. Depending on how you count, I’ve tried at least 45 of the items on the list, possibly 49. There are at least 8 on the list that I would like to try at some time. There are 14.5 that I would not eat.  Not in a house, not with a mouse, not here, not there, I would not eat them anywhere.

Since I had to look up some of the Indian and Asian foods that were literally foreign to me, I gave links from Wikipedia for most, only to realize later that VGT had done that work already. Nothing like re-inventing the wheel, or the menu of unusual foods as in this case.

Feel free to play along.

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.

The VGT Omnivore’s Hundred:

1. Venison (word to the wise — not in a crockpot. eeewww! I’m scarred for life. )
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare
5. Crocodile (could I count the alligator I tasted?)
6. Black pudding
7. Cheese fondue
8. Carp
9. Borscht
10. Baba ghanoush
11. Calamari
12. Pho
13. PB&J sandwich (one of my least favorite foods)
14. Aloo gobi
15. Hot dog from a street cart (why not at an auction or county fair?)
16. Epoisses
17. Black truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
19. Steamed pork buns (this is one of my favorite foods — I need a Chinese Grandma!)
20. Pistachio ice cream
21. Heirloom tomatoes
22. Fresh wild berries (huckleberries, thimbleberries, raspberries, and blackberries)
23. Foie gras
24. Rice and beans
25. Brawn, or head cheese
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper (I prefer not to be seared from the inside out)
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
35. Root beer float
36. Cognac with a fat cigar
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O
39. Gumbo (I always order this at the Great Impasta)
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects (not intentionally, anyway; I’ve definitely swallowed bugs before, though)
43. Phaal (I prefer to still have the ability to taste after I eat a food, thank you, see Scotch Bonnet pepper)
44. Goat’s milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more
46. Fugu (Not what I’d pick as a last meal so I’d really have to trust the chef!)
47. Chicken tikka masala
48. Eel
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut (I love to watch them making the doughnuts!)
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
59. Poutine
60. Carob chips
61. S’mores
62. Sweetbreads
63. Kaolin ?? clay? as in Kaopectate?
64. Currywurst
65. Durian (the stories are fascinating but I’d much rather try mangosteen)
66. 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
76. Baijiu
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
78. Snail
79. Lapsang souchong
80. Bellini (but after reading what it is, I want one!)
81. Tom yum
82. Eggs Benedict
83. Pocky
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant
85. Kobe beef
86. Hare (but I have raised and eaten rabbits)
87. Goulash
88. Flowers
89. Horse
90. Criollo chocolate
91. Spam (I remember it as Click on a trip to Canada c. 1972)
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


One Response

  1. Too fun! I’ll have to play along….

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