Friday, September 12, 2008

The Omnivore's Hundred

I love lists. I love crossing things off of lists even more. It makes me feel highly accomplished. When I saw this omnivore's hundred on Just Hungry I knew right away this would prove to be quite a challenge.
I plan to use this list as guide to expand my palate in ways I may not have previously thought of as being an option. Many bloggers doing the Omnivore's 100 have taken a liking to crossing off the items which they would never try. I thought about it, and originally did the same. After giving it some thought and deciding that this was more about a culinary journey, than yet another blog meme, I came to the conclusion that everything was on this list for a reason. Even more so that I should try it all. While granted there are some things on this list I'd probably rather not eat, and some that will singe my poor English taste buds instantaneously, I will still try it. So while I may not be able to eat a serving of roadkill, or put back an entire raw scotch bonnet pepper, I will at least make the effort. Also anything that I have previously eaten on this list I will write about it, when a future eating occurrence arises.
With list in hand, I'm off to try everything listed here, and write about it. Watch out Andrew Zimmern, I'm out to eat my way through this list, and durian is already crossed off, AND I'd eat it again.

Here are the rules of this
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 linking to your results.

Lauri's 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
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- One of my favorite things from the dinner, or a monte cristo
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

Updated May 28th 2009 -41 down/ 59 to go!


Becca said...

You can get good steak tartare and escargot (snail) at Abel Conklin's in Huntington. I add tabasco sauce on the tartare for a nice kick.
For huevos rancheros, go to southern Cali (or Mexico if you're diggin the swine flu thang).
There is (was?) a great restaurant in Grand Central (name eludes me) that served a baked potato topped with black truffle. it was TO DIE for.
Avoid foie gras at all costs. urchin too. i nearly vomited on both.
For rabbit (hare) and oxtail, find yourself a brazilian restaurant. there used to be a fun one on 110, but it's a fondue place now.
You've never had spam?!!
I would be honored to make you a fried plantain.


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