The Omnivore's Hundred.

And now a break from your regularly scheduled programming…

[Via Ezra]

There is a list of 100 foods omnivores should eat before they die, posted at Very Good Taste. It was too interesting to pass up, so I followed the instructions. And for the veggies out there (I’m not, but some of you are), here’s a list for ya’ll. And on a serious-ish note, obviously, having access to these foods is a function of privilege, so think of this as another version of a privilege walk.

Here we go…

1) Copy this list into your blog or journal, including these instructions.
2) Bold all the items you’ve eaten. (I italicized for readability.)
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 (not a lot, mind you)
27. Dulce de leche
28. Oysters
29. Baklava
30. Bagna cauda
31. Wasabi peas
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl
(Pier 39 in San Francisco. Best ever.)
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
(second favorite dish in the world)
41. Curried goat
(first favorite dish in the world – sue me, I’m half-Jamaican)
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 (all of the above, please!!)
68. Haggis
69. Fried plantain (Hmm, this list trends heavily toward Jamaican dishes)
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette (never have, never will.)
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 (The Asian kids I went to school with brought this stuff in all the time)
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
(World’s greatest coffee, hands down)
100. Snake

I’ve had about 50 of the things on this list. I’ll never eat four of them.

What about you?

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  • I have never understood liking black pudding. We eat a lot of weird shit down here but that’s just too weird for me.
    What do you have against chitterlings though? You don’t eat stuff like pig-foot/pig-tail souse?

  • UE- I just can’t do it. Even the smell… once, at Howard, they were cooking chitlins in the kitchens for some undisclosed event, and it was such a turnoff, I didn’t even go to the Cafe for my lunch.

    My Jamaican grandmother was a huge fan of pig ‘trotters’ but I’ve never been able to back that one. And I know, oxtail isn’t much better. It’s a completely arbitrary mental thing.

    In sum, oxtail=yes, chitlins=no, goat’s head soup=yes, fish head=no.

    And black/blood pudding? Ew. (And where are you located?)

  • I’m in St. Vincent (just west of Barbados, just north of Grenada). I don’t like fish head either especially if we’re talking fish head soup…with okra…ew. Souse is wicked and bad though – you’re missing out :-) You say you eat goat head, what about mannish water?

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  • Yeah, mannish water, that’s what I was thinking of. Haven’t had in a couple of years, but I can drink a bowl or three, lol.

    I’ve never heard such a compelling case for souse… so maybe I’ll rethink my position on it. :-)

  • Chitlings. Fucking chitlings. ugh.

  • ladyfresshh

    kobe beef but not argentinian

  • Black pudding is seriously good. It sounds gross, but basically it’s a salty pate.

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