December 8, 2008


So I am posting this because I think it's cool. I'm trying to redo the way I think about food...i.e. eating for sustanance and not for pleasure. But I have had a few pleasurable experiences with food. The ones I've had on this list are in bold...

"A food blogger created a list called "The Omnivore's 100". It's a list of 100 foods that he or she believes, "every good omnivore should have tried at least once in their life. The list includes fine food, strange food, everyday food and even some pretty bad food - but a good omnivore should really try it all." It's turned into a bit of a game where people repost the list on their blogs, highlighting the things they have tried. So here's my list:


1. Venison
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare
5. Crocodile
6. Black pudding (does this just mean chocolate? Because I've definitely eaten my weight in chocolate pudding over the years.)
7. Cheese fondue
8. Carp
9. Borscht
10. Baba ghanoush (I love saying this.)
11. Calamari
12. Pho (Mmmm. You should try it at Pho Vy on River Road. Delish! Btw, it's pronounced 'PHUH'.)
13. PB&J sandwich
14. Aloo gobi
15. Hot dog from a street cart (Nathan's outside of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC!)
16. Epoisses (Isn't this a greek god?)
17. Black truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes (I'm including Peach Tingle in this.)
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 (SCARY!!!)
27. Dulce de leche (That's dooshe de looshe to my buddy, Will)
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 (I pretty much lived on IBC growing up.)
36. Cognac with a fat cigar (No, but that would be awesome!)
37. Clotted Cream Tea (Clotted Cream sounds even more gross than the word "moist".)
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 $120 or more
46. Fugu
47. Chicken tikka masala
48. Eel (AND it was RAW!! I should get double points for that!)
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut (Have also probably eaten my weight in these.)
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 (I'm so glad this made the list!)
62. Sweetbreads
63. Kaolin (I'm pretty sure this is chalk.)
64. Currywurst
65. Durian (If Andrew Zimmern can't eat it, then neither can I.)
66. Frogs’ legs (Killed and cooked them babies.)
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake
68. Haggis
69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings or andouillette
71. Gazpacho (This was my fave when I worked at the Butler's Pantry)
72. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absinthe (I don't know if it was of the "Louche" persuasion, but it was definitely illegal to have in the U.S. - which makes me feel oh-so-cool.)
74. Gjetost or brunost
75. Roadkill
76. Baijiu
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
78. Snail
79. Lapsang Souchong
80. Bellini (Had one of these at the first Valentine's Day Mark and I celebrated together.)
81. Tom Yum
82. Eggs Benedict
83. Pocky (Haha! Yes! Thanks to Meagan's gift from San Fran!)
84. 3 Michelin Star Tasting Menu
85. Kobe beef
86. Hare
87. Goulash (Thanks, Brad, for allowing me to cross this one off of my list!)
88. Flowers
89. Horse
90. Criollo chocolate
91. Spam
92. Soft shell crab
93. Rose harissa
94. Catfish (I'd like to know who, in this great part of our nation, has NOT tried catfish???)
95. Mole poblano
96. Bagel and lox (One of my favorite things ever, although I rarely buy it.)
97. Lobster Thermidor
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Snake (Of the rattle variety. Thanks Ben!)

46 out of 100 ain't bad for this gal from little ole Columbus, GA. See if you can beat me.

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