If you are a regular foodblog reader you've probably found one of the more than 3000 mentions about the VGT Omnivore's Hundred. The rules are simple...mark which of the 100 listed foods you've partaken in.
I think it's a great idea--by no means is the list supposed to be a be-all and end-all list of foods we must have--but it has a nice cross section of things to nibble on.
The way I've done it is to grey out the ones I've not eaten (can't figure out the strikethrough command), the bits in blue are things I won't have and what's in pink are my comments.
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare
6. Black pudding
7. Cheese fondue
10. Baba ghanoush
13. PB&J sandwich
14. Aloo gobi
15. Hot dog from a street cart
17. Black truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
19. Steamed pork buns
20. Pistachio ice cream
21. Heirloom tomatoes (qualification: home grown tomatoes from harvested seeds)
22. Fresh wild berries (qualification: berries that weren’t obtained from a shop, but from friends’ (and strangers’) yards)
23. Foie gras
24. Rice and beans
25. Brawn, or head cheese (nope, won't try this)
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper
27. Dulce de leche
30. Bagna cauda
31. Wasabi peas
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl (separately: yes, together: no)
33. Salted lassi
35. Root beer float
36. Cognac with a fat cigar
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O (I have a dim memory of this from my uni days)
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects
44. Goat’s milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more
47. Chicken tikka masala
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut
50. Sea urchin
51. Prickly pear
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal
57. Dirty gin martini
58. Beer above 8% ABV (so close: I’ve had 7.5 per cent ABV)
60. Carob chips
63. Kaolin (qualification: in the form of freshly picked fruit/veggies that haven’t been washed)
66. Frogs’ legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake (comment:: Hey! What about beaver tails?!)
69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette
72. Caviar and blini (qualification: not at the same time)
73. Louche absinthe
74. Gjetost, or brunost
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
79. Lapsang souchong
81. Tom yum
82. Eggs Benedict
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant.
85. Kobe beef
90. Criollo chocolate
92. Soft shell crab
93. Rose harissa
95. Mole poblano
96. Bagel and lox
97. Lobster Thermidor
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
It's not a meme, but if you want to participate, here are the rules:
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 www.verygoodtaste.co.uk linking to your results.
I love looking at everyones lists.
You know, my grand mother used to make head cheese and it was really very good.
Many of your grey items are super easy to try; broscht, epoisse, gumbo, sea urchin....I hope you'll post this list again once you've had time to hit a few Toronto restaurants!
Amazing, will definitely get on this once I'm back (sniff, sniff) in Italy, in other words sometime after Friday!
Hey Jasmine! It's Linda from Milan. Don't know if you remember me from the PR course. Anyway, I am really looking forward to going through this list. But I don't see any mention of Timmy's chocolate dip donuts. That can't be right!
You mean you're not a fan of brawn?! Haha me neither. Lovely eclairs below!
You are a good, sensible girl. I, however, am not going to eat snake unless forced or tricked into it!
Thought of you today...while working with cardamom...as I often do, & as the mind often wanders to the CA. Hope you're doing great. I began the 'O' 100...didnt fare anywhere near anything as am least adventurous, so abandoned plans in a hurry. Loved reading yours though...LOL
I adore your blog. I appreciate all of your culinary opinions and advice.
I have recently come up with a list of 100 Canadian Foods to Consume.
Check it out!
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