03 September 2008

The VGT Ominivore's Hundred

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.

1. Venison

2. Nettle tea

3. Huevos rancheros

4. Steak tartare

5. Crocodile

6. Black pudding

7. Cheese fondue

8. Carp

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

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

28. Oysters

29. Baklava

30. Bagna cauda

31. Wasabi peas

32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl (separately: yes, together: no)

33. Salted lassi

34. Sauerkraut

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)

39. Gumbo

40. Oxtail

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

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 (so close: I’ve had 7.5 per cent ABV)

59. Poutine

60. Carob chips

61. S’mores

62. Sweetbreads

63. Kaolin (qualification: in the form of freshly picked fruit/veggies that haven’t been washed)

64. Currywurst

65. Durian

66. Frogs’ legs

67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake (comment:: Hey! What about beaver tails?!)
68. Haggis

69. Fried plantain

70. Chitterlings, or andouillette
71. Gazpacho

72. Caviar and blini (qualification: not at the same time)

73. Louche absinthe

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.

85. Kobe beef

86. Hare

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

97. Lobster Thermidor

98. Polenta

99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee

100. Snake

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.


AddThis Social Bookmark Button


glamah16 said...

I love looking at everyones lists.

Anonymous said...

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!

Anonymous said...

Amazing, will definitely get on this once I'm back (sniff, sniff) in Italy, in other words sometime after Friday!

Anonymous said...

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!

Joy said...

You mean you're not a fan of brawn?! Haha me neither. Lovely eclairs below!

Anonymous said...

You are a good, sensible girl. I, however, am not going to eat snake unless forced or tricked into it!

Deeba PAB said...

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

DANIELLE said...

Hi there,

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!