29 August 2008

Omnivores 100

From Very Good Taste.

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 www.verygoodtaste.co.uk linking to your results.

The VGT Omnivore’s Hundred:

  1. Venison
  2. Nettle tea
  3. Huevos rancheros
  4. Steak tartare
  5. Crocodile (I'm assuming alligator is close enough.)
  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 (as kaopectat
  64. Currywurst
  65. Durian
  66. Frogs’ legs
  67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake
  68. Haggis
  69. Fried plantain
  70. Chitterlings, or andouillette (M gagged all the way through my Paris andouillette phase.)
  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 (Kobe sliders don't count.)
  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

85 for me. The list is a little UK-centric, with all the various Indian dishes, but an interesting meme. I put in italics the ones I'd like to try.

Here's another bunch from my own eating and travels. I tried to think of things that are out of the ordinary (wild boar) and not particular dishes (pappardelle alla cinghiale). Part of the problem here is the "thousand things" problem, which my dad pointed out about the book 1000 Places to See Before You Die. A lot of entries in that book are specific experiences, like you have to go to Montreal in the summer to see the festivals. Well, whatever. I've been to Montreal and not seen a festival, but dammit I'm crossing it off the list. I could well put "Steak and Kidney Pie in a London Pub" on this list, but then the item is place-dependent, whereas the dish is not. I've had my share of steak & kidney pies in London, let me tell you that you could easily outclass most of them with a can-do attitude and a sympathetic butcher. So, think it'd be good to blow this out to a thousand things. Let me know if you've eaten anything interesting/good that's not here.

  1. Marmite
  2. Testicles
  3. Lights
  4. Steak & Kidney Pie
  5. Fresh Anchovies
  6. Tuscan Bread Dishes (Pappa di Pomodoro/Ribollita/Panzanella)
  7. Wild Boar
  8. Ossobuco
  9. Pigeon/Squab
  10. Lamb's Tongues
  11. Elephant Garlic
  12. Passatelle
  13. Purslane
  14. Rendang
  15. Xiaolongbao
  16. Lamian
  17. Dim Sum
  18. Bottarga
  19. Pot-au-feu
  20. Milk-fed Veal
  21. Suckling Pig
  22. Durban Curry
  23. Guanabana
  24. Szechuan Hot Pot
  25. Pad Thai
  26. Bucatini all'Amatriciana
  27. Homemade Sushi
  28. Cock-a-leekie
  29. New Mexico Green Chile
  30. Full Moroccan Cous Cous
  31. Italian[sic] Wedding Soup
  32. Meatloaf
  33. Chazuke
  34. Chicken Hearts
  35. Full Asado
  36. Cod Tongues
  37. Boerewors
  38. Hominy/Posole/Samp
  39. Real Maple Syrup
  40. Pickled Tomatoes
  41. Tamales
  42. Jeppson’s Malört
  43. Underberg
  44. Duck Tongues
  45. Cheese Souffle
  46. Chicharrones
  47. Razor Clams
  48. Yerba Mate
  49. Moussaka
  50. Halva
  51. Boiled Peanuts
  52. Nopales
  53. Tripe
  54. Quail (served at our wedding)
  55. Casu Marzu
  56. Pheasant
  57. Clambake on the Beach
  58. Poi
  59. Dark 'n' Stormy
  60. Cincinatti Chili
  61. Corned Beef & Cabbage
  62. Irish Stew
  63. Biltong
  64. Duck Fat Potatoes
  65. Biltong
  66. éclade de Moules
  67. Dolmas
  68. Olive Ascolane
  69. Mozzarella in Carrozza
  70. Fried Cheese
  71. Grandma Pie
  72. Meatball Burrito
  73. Meatball Parm Sub with Broccoli Rabe
  74. Tsukune (Giant Chicken Meatball)
  75. Yakitori
  76. Caprese Salad
  77. Limoncello
  78. Milk-boiled Veal
  79. Buta no Kakuni
  80. Hakata-style Ramen
  81. Tokyo Shoyu Ramen
  82. California-Style Burrito
  83. Enchiladas Suizas
  84. Fiori di Zucca
  85. Spaghetti alla Chitarra
  86. Gnocchi of Spinach & Ricotta
  87. Carciofi alla giudia
  88. Puttanesca
  89. Panforte
  90. Risi e Bisi
  91. Paella Valenciana
  92. Paella Basque
  93. Vitello Tonnato
  94. Brandade
  95. Oeufs Mollets
  96. Fegato alla Veneziana
  97. Bresaola, Rucola, Parmigiano, Limone
  98. Pasta alla Quattro Formaggi
  99. Cassata Siciliana
  100. Creme Brulee
  101. Croque-em-Bouche
  102. Natto
  103. Balut
  104. Hundred Year Eggs
  105. Yuba
  106. Surimi
  107. Caesar Salad
  108. Bloody Mary
  109. Bloody Caesar
  110. Lasagne? In Brodo? alla Bolognese?
  111. Spaghetti alla Bolognese
  112. Tiramisu
  113. Cassoulet
  114. Cioppino
  115. Bouillabaisse
  116. Quiche Lorraine
  117. Raclette
  118. Hummus
  119. Aceto Balsamico (with strawberries, melon, prosciutto)
  120. Pesto Genovese
  121. Porchetta
  122. Saltimbocca
  123. Spaghetti Alla Carbonara
  124. Roast Leg of Lamb with Mint Sauce
  125. Bubble & Squeak
  126. Cornish Pasties
  127. Toro Sashimi
  128. Ama Ebi
  129. Cuban Sandwich


1 comment:

Josh R said...

Fun! I'd add dulse, blood pudding, fried squid beaks (with beer at an izakaya), wild blackberries, shandy, burdock, molasses, moldy cheese, Pimm's Cup