Thursday, October 23, 2008

*sighs matter.

These are some trying times, people. Just when you think your only choice is to tread water, almost 20% of your coworkers get laid off and it's time to swim for your life. In an effort to distract myself from Big Life Decisions (nothing was ever accomplished in my life that didn't follow a hefty dose of denial), I meme-d ... me.

The Omnivore’s Hundred
(from Andrew at the Very Good Taste blog)

Here’s a chance for a little interactivity for all the bloggers out there. Below is a list of 100 things that I think every good omnivore should have tried at least once in their lives. The list includes fine food, strange food, everyday food and even some pretty bad food—but a good omnivore should really try it all. Don’t worry if you haven’t, mind you; neither have I, though I’ll be sure to work on it. Don’t worry if you don’t recognise everything in the hundred, either; Wikipedia has the answers.
Here’s what I want you to do:

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.

The VGT 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
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

Well that didn't go well at all. I thought I'd have tried more of these! Although now that I know what poutine is, I'm going to be running out to get it immediately (that horrible Wikipedia picture notwithstanding. This one,

from Los Anjealous, could almost make me forget the time-to-decide-what-you-want-to-do-with-your-life-and-stop-resting-on-your-spreading-laurels-lady speech that's swirling in my head.

TAG TIME! I tag L Sis, Southern Foody, JR, and S.

If you have any interest in providing me with fried stuff, cheese, and/or cocktails, please leave your contact information and/or credit card number in the comments.


Southern Foodette says:
at: 12:51 PM said...

Some very important items were missed!

Boiled Crawfish
Fried Okra (Oakra)
Fried mullet roe
Chicken livers and gizzards (yes, I love them)
Stuffed grape leaves
Massaman Curry
Tiger Beef
Birthday cake
Smoked oysters (not from a can)
Whataburger chicken tenders with gravy
West Indies Salad
Fried pickles
Steak Diane from RL's
Hand grenade from New Orlean's
Blueberry muffins with real butter
Anything my mother cooks!

That is just to name a few. I'm starving now!

Juarez Family says:
at: 3:50 PM said...

Done. Now - I want those fries!

kate says:
at: 6:55 PM said...

ooooh. A foodie bucket list! but i do agree that some seriously important items are not on that list.

UM--Fried Green Tomatoes and Santa Fe style Chile Rellenos (stuffed with just cheese folks and smothered with homemade REAL green chile sauce)--whoa! Definitely need to grace that list. And Chicago-style deep dish pizza. I'm a total convert.

(if you ever get off the veggie kick i'll take you to McD's so you can experience the Big Mac Meal :)

John-Bryan Hopkins says:
at: 6:48 AM said...

CALF BRAINS with fried eggs
(my great grandmother's favorite)


Funnel cake at cafe dumont

Egg and Olive sandwitch

Boody bull

my head hurts now



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