Thursday, September 04, 2008

The Omnivore's List

I have seen this list of foods every omnivore should try on several blogs over the past few days and had to repost it here. After careful Google research for some of the items, the bolded items are what I have tried (some with links for photographic proof!), and the rest are what I have yet to try. And if you know anything about me you probably know that 1) I am an adventurous eater, and 2) I love a challenge. So I consider the posting of this list the throwing down of a gauntlet. Let's see how many of the non bolded items I can try over the next few months. Headcheese anyone?

Actually I will probably start with Spam. Better safe than sorry, oui?

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
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
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

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

59. Poutine
60. Carob chips
61. S'mores

62. Sweetbreads
63. Kaolin
64. Currywurst
65. Durian
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
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


Jenny said...

I am NOT super adventurous, so I have a ways to go....

I have tried some though!

Jenny said...

Ok, wait. Roadkill!?

Beach Rose said...

Wow, what a list. Guess I better get started, although roadkill? and what is kaolin?

Adam James Nall said...

What a wonderful list: I hope to one day have eaten all of them (and yeah, I'd give them all a try at some point)! Thanks very much for sharing it.



Adam James Nall said...

p.s. maybe not 26, and only 75 if it wasn't too squashed(!)...

Shoshanah said...

Some of that stuff I have never heard of (fugu? Phaal?). But others.. PB&J Sandwich? Seriously, why is that on the list!

Katiesperk said...

I just discovered your blog and think it is great. I too share a love of cooking AND the Golden Girls...
Your list of tries is very impressive.