Friday, August 29th, 2008...12:35 am

The Omnivore’s 100

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Over at Very Good Taste, there’s a list of 100 foods every omnivore should try. Here’s my list, and you should do it too! Here’s how to do it:

Step 1: Copy the list and paste it onto your own blog
Step 2: Mark all the items you’ve tried in bold
Step 3: Strike through all the items you would never try
Step 4: Leave a comment here (and at VGT) linking back to your results!

Note: There’s something wrong with my blog and it fucks up the syntax, so I’ve just marked [x] next to the ones that I have NOT tried, and noted I WOULD NOT TRY THIS next to the two (#63. Kaolin and #75 Roadkill) that I wouldn’t try. I’m quite pleased to find that there are only 19 out of the 100 that I haven’t tried! Anyway, now it’s your turn!

By the way, there’s a picture of roadkill after the jump which umm explains why I would never eat it. Just in case anyone was wondering. And also to warn squeamish stomachs.

That, ladies and gents, is ROADKILL. (Click here to see a slightly bigger picture.) So NO, I’m not going to eat it. EVER.

Then again, for those who were at Under Bridge last week, I’d probably pick roadkill over chinese mushrooms, if I could cook it any way I wanted. Okay here goes!

The w&d omnivore’s hundred:

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 [x]
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 [x]
27. Dulce de leche
28. Oysters
29. Baklava
30. Bagna cauda [x]
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 [x]
44. Goat’s milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more [x]
46. Fugu [x]
47. Chicken tikka masala
48. Eel
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut
50. Sea urchin
51. Prickly pear [x]
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 [x]
60. Carob chips [x]
61. S’mores
62. Sweetbreads
63. Kaolin [x] I WOULD NOT TRY THIS
64. Currywurst
65. Durian
66. Frogs’ legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake
68. Haggis [x]
69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette [x] < -- but I've eaten kway chap which sounds a lot yummier!
71. Gazpacho
72. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absinthe
74. Gjetost, or brunost
75. Roadkill [x] I WOULD NOT TRY THIS
76. Baijiu [x]
77. Hostess Fruit Pie [x]
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 [x] < -- I hear it doesn't sound great, but I'd try it.
90. Criollo chocolate [x]
91. Spam
92. Soft shell crab
93. Rose harissa
94. Catfish
95. Mole poblano [x]
96. Bagel and lox
97. Lobster Thermidor
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Snake [x]