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Thursday, August 28


Via Very Good Taste, there is a list of a hundred items that every omnivore should try in his or her life. Some of them are easy (PB&J, anyone?), while others are a bit more unusual. The rules are simple... copy the list and post it to your blog, bolding the items you've tried and crossing out any you would never try. I'm adding a star to the ones I had to look up!

1. Venison
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare
5. Crocodile
6. Black pudding (I'd rather not, but I'd probably at least try it.)
7. Cheese fondue (Did someone say "cheese"?)
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 (In NYC!)
16. Epoisses (A cheese on my list for "someday")
17. Black truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes (Grew up in Salem, home of Honeywood so probably inevitable)
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 (too spicy)
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 (no wiggly food, please!)
43. Phaal* (too spicy)
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 (Mmm... Abyss)
59. Poutine
60. Carob chips (a good friend growing up was vegetarian)
61. S’mores
62. Sweetbreads
63. Kaolin*
64. Currywurst*
65. Durian*
66. Frogs’ legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake (Monday!)
68. Haggis
69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette
71. Gazpacho
72. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absinthe
74. Gjetost, or brunost*
75. Roadkill (Again, I'd rather not but...)
76. Baijiu or shaojiu*
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 (I'd go with only a moment's notice!)
85. Kobe beef
86. Hare (Meaning rabbit, right?)
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* (Anyone know where I can find this?)
100. Snake

Yeup, I'll try just about anything as long as it isn't too spicy or wiggle around in your mouth while you eat it. Apparently I need to travel more as a lot of the items I haven't tried are Asian ethnic dishes or gourmet items that are very rare or expensive.

Just for fun, I added a few of my own suggestions...

101. Chicken & Waffles
102. Rocky Mountain Oysters
103. Red Velvet cupcake (though my personal favorite is Chocolate Orange Chiffon)
104. Dark chocolate (>60% cacao)
105. Oregon strawberries (the best in the world!)


mizinformation said...

oh, you just missed your chance--I had currywurst at the state fair last year and it was very tasty!
(photo evidence, of course:

This is fun, I'm going to do it too. My poor, neglected blog thanks you.

mugmkr said...

I didn't see "iguana tamales" on the list...I had some at Zipolite beach in Mexico in 1984. Of course, they tasted somewhat like chicken, but they were muy delicioso and highly recommended!