Count your food.

17 Mar

Cost: Free

Time: 10 minutes

I love lists, foods, and games.  Here’s a little something from Very Good Taste, a delightful little blog, that just happens to encompass these three things in one.  It’s a list of 100 things any good omnivore should try once in his/her life.  You can click on the blue ones for a wikipedia definition

Here’s what 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) Dale’s addition: italicize foods you would consider eating, but wouldn’t want to eat.

 

The VGT Omnivore’s Hundred:

1. Venison
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare
5. Crocodile
6. Black pudding  (no thank you)
7. Cheese fondue
8. Carp (??? maybe)
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 (eeew)
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 (I’ve had them separately, so I think I can safely predict how this would taste)
33. Salted 
lassi minus the salt
34. 
Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float (yes, but now I prefer Sparks floats)

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 (cheese)
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 it counts if it’s in a margarita, right?
52. Umeboshi
53. Abalone
54. Paneer
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal
56. 
Spaetzle
57. Dirty gin martini perhaps, but I’m not that into them
58. Beer above 8% ABV
59. Poutine  (OH MY.  Look this up.  It’s a must try, it seems.)
60. Carob chips
61. 
S’mores
62. 
Sweetbreads (I actually enjoyed them)
63. Kaolin (I’m confused. This is a mineral.  I’m starting to think the dude who made this list is whack)
64. Currywurst
65. Durian
66. Frogs’ legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake (yes, yes, yes and yea)

68. Haggis
69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette
71. Gazpacho
72. Caviar and 
blini
73. Louche absinthe (I want it I want it I want it)
74. Gjetost, or brunost (I have tried this, when I went to Norway.  It’s gross.  It tastes like caramel cheese.  Not in a good way, my friends)
75. Roadkill (WTF, man?)
76. Baijiu
77. Hostess Fruit Pie (I really don’t think I have)
78. Snail
79. 
Lapsang souchong (This tea weirds me out. I think it tastes like smoky cheese)
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 (you can eat horses???)
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 (maybe?)
100. Snake

Well guys, that was fun for one of us.  66/100 I can confidently say I’ve eaten.  What about you?

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