(I Have) Very Good Taste

NylonThread at Tied to My Apron Strings tagged me for a food meme. Since I just gorged myself on excellent Indian fare, it seems like a good time to fulfill my Internet obligation.

Here’s a chance for a little interactivity for all the bloggers out there. Below is a list of 100 things that I think 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. Don’t worry if you haven’t, mind you; neither have I, though I’ll be sure to work on it.

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 at Very Good Taste linking to your results.

My attempt at 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
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, no but I had “jungle curry” once and I regretted it for a few days
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
68. Haggis
69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette
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
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

This list seems oddly biased toward the South. But whatever. I’m tagging my foody friend Becky at Hallo Leute, Joy at Obsessed with Scrapbooking, both ladies at FH Design and Tiff at Tiny Tyrant.

7 smart people left their mark:

  1. melissaz, 15. September 2008, 11:40

    I just did this one a few days ago myself. I’ve eaten 83 of these things. I think I may be a raccoon. :)

    melissazs last blog post..One Hundred Word Challenge: Twist

  2. sher, 15. September 2008, 11:55

    sorry, you had me at indian food ;-)

  3. Don Mills Diva, 15. September 2008, 12:32

    Mmmm…this made me hungry just reading it!

    Especially poutine – we have a place in Quebec and we LOVE our poutine!

    Don Mills Divas last blog post..A tale of two dresses

  4. Judith, 15. September 2008, 20:16

    You left black pudding on the list … really?
    I have always known it as blood pudding …. but seriously blood with fat, suet & oats and possibly the remains of baby harp seals and fluffy baby puppies with big bows and new puppy smell. Those are some of the common fillers that get mixed with the blood. As in blood … bloody blood blood … blood.
    I literally stopped reading at that point … mostly because I threw up a bit.

  5. Pamela, 15. September 2008, 20:57

    Wow. I was going to comment on how much I love so many of those things, but Judith just pushed my little pregnant self right over the edge.

    Excuse me whilst I search out some ginger beer. And the toilet.

    Pamelas last blog post..oh good lord. i’ve been meme’d

  6. Catherine, 16. September 2008, 9:01

    thank goodness I read comments on an empty stomach, I crossed out blood pudding. I’m not sure I can go near regular pudding now.

  7. Rachel Hanson, 21. September 2008, 8:12

    Kerry did hers on Thursday (until Blogger hiccuped) and posted it on Friday. Mine will be posted on Monday. It was a fun activity and I surprised myself with how much I have eaten!

    Rachel Hansons last blog post..You are What you eat