Omnivoracious

This little list has been idling around the food blogger world for a few weeks. I decided to take a look and I am sad to say that I have eaten 90 of these and know for a fact that I will never hit 100 since I have no intention of eating fugu and I’d probably skip the kaolin too – although I may have eaten it and never known since it IS an additive. For the record I have not eaten crocodile, vodka jell-o shots, phaal, fugu, poutine, kaolin, durian, pocky, three-star tasting menu and maybe epoisses (that one is a maybe since I would assume I have eaten some but I might not have). I have eaten the rest – yes, even roadkill, insects and a big mac meal.

I have to say that if I were to make a list like this it would be very different. It might be time to resurrect the much more interesting list of 50 things every foodie should do at least once.

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 (this is a very famous amazingly stinky cheese)
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 shot
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects
43. Phaal (apparantly the hottest kind of curry made in india – noticably hotter than vindaloo)
44. Goat’s milk
45. Single malt whisky
46. Fugu
47. Chicken tikka masala
48. Eel
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut
50. Sea urchin
51. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi (japanese pickled plum)
53. Abalone
54. Paneer
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal
56. Spaetzle
57. Dirty gin martini
58. Beer above 8% ABV
59. Poutine (Canadian dish – basically french fries topped with cheese curds and smothered in brown gravy)
60. Carob chips
61. S’mores
62. Sweetbreads
63. Kaolin (basically food grade clay)
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 (distilled sorghum drink – chinese)
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
78. Snail
79. Lapsang souchong
80. Bellini
81. Tom yum
82. Eggs Benedict
83. Pocky (some kind of japanese crackery snack stick)
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant
85. Kobe beef
86. Hare
87. Goulash
88. Flowers
89. Horse
90. Criollo
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

6 Responses to Omnivoracious

  1. Hunter Angler Gardener Cook

    Huh. I am missing only 9 of the 100, and they are all Asian (except for that stinky cheese).

  2. Culinary Curator

    I believe liege waffles should be added as should crepes with nutella.

  3. TheSnackHound

    I will most definitely pass on Horse. No thanks. As far as #88 – I would recommend Nasturtiums and Roses. Subtle flavor, but everyone should try them once.

  4. I've eaten 86, so big brother is still ahead!

  5. Interesting list! Not so sure about no 100 though… but no 74 should definitely be higher up on the list! :)

  6. As a chef with many years experience and someone new to blogging, I like that idea. I will have to do something similar for my blog, though I won’t rip off your idea. I will do something different.

    Thanks for a good idea and nice website. Please have a look at my blog
    http://www.chefncurt.blogspot.com

    Curt

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