August 31, 2008

Only Pretty Things

Last week when Meathenge was on vacation, I wandered over to I'm Mad And I Eat.
There Cookiecrumb posted her answer to the Omnivore's 100, developed by Andrew of Very Good Taste. I wanted to know how my score would stack up against that of a foodie, so I answered it myself. Not bad. My score is 73. What's yours?

[Note: since the original post I have eaten durian and abalone. I'm now up to 75]

[Note: as of 9/2016 I've also eaten fugu]

According to the originator of the list, here's how the Omnivore's 100 works:

1) Copy this list into your blog or journal, including these instructions.
2) Bold all the items you’ve eaten. (below I've colored the things I *haven't* eaten)
3) Cross out any items that you would never consider eating. (I have no underline, so I annotated)
4) Optional: Post a comment at Very Good Taste
, linking to your results.

1. Venison
2. Nettle tea

3. Huevos rancheros

4. Steak tartare

5. Crocodile

6. Black pudding

7. Cheese fondue

8. Carp (
I really like carp too much to eat them) 

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

22. Fresh wild berries

23. Foie gras

24. Rice and beans (sold RBR daily at a NO-style restaurant)

25. Brawn or head cheese ("it's got eyes and lips and ears and nose and everything I like except the tongue" -- Psychotic Pineapple)

26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper (NEVER. NOT INTERESTED)

27. Dulce de leche
28. Oysters (again, worked at an oyster bar)

29. Baklava

30. Bagna cauda

31. Wasabi peas

32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl (go Giants!)

33. Salted lassi

34. Sauerkraut (ask me about Meeter’s kraut juice)

35. Root beer float

36. Cognac with a fat cigar (yawn)

37. Clotted Cream Tea

38. Vodka Jelly/Jell-O

39. Gumbo (Worked at a N.O.-style restaurant)

40. Oxtail (I’m sure that Knorr’s oxtail soup doesn’t count)
41. Curried goat

42. Whole insects (breakfast buffet in Tokyo)
43. Phaal

44. Goat's milk (When I was a kid. I’d like it better now)

45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth $120 or more
46. Fugu (9/2016)

47. Chicken tikka masala
48. Eel

49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut

50. Sea urchin

51. Prickly pear

52. Umeboshi

53. Abalone (ate it for the first time on All Nippon Air)

54. Paneer
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal (maybe 30 years ago?)

56. Spaetzle

57. Dirty gin martini (I'm a gibson girl, if anything)

58. Beer above 8% ABV

59. Poutine (can’t wait!)

60. Carob chips

61. S’mores

62. Sweetbreads

63. Kaolin (hasn’t everybody?)

64. Currywurst
65. Durian (I had a durian pearl tea drink recently)

66. Frogs’ legs

67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake

68. Haggis

69. Fried plantain

70. Chitterlings or andouillette (five-spice intestines eaten with caramel corn in 2010)

71. Gazpacho
72. Caviar and blini

73. Louche absinthe

74. Gjetost or brunost

75. Roadkill

76. Baijiu (Yum. Tastes like if you made alcohol out of beef jerky)

77. Hostess Fruit Pie

78. Snail

79. Lapsang Souchong

80. Bellini

81. Tom Yum

82. Eggs Benedict

83. Pocky

84. 3 Michelin Star Tasting Menu

85. Kobe beef

86. Hare (does rabbit count? I think it does)

87. Goulash (one bite last Friday. Timely!)

88. Flowers

89. Horse (I think I ate horse salami in Mantova in 2013)
90. Criollo chocolate

91. Spam

92. Soft shell crab

93. Rose harissa

94. Catfish

95. Mole poblano (probably have, but I’m not sure)

96. Bagel and lox

97. Lobster Thermidor

98. Polenta

99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Snake

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