The Omnivore's Hundred

A friend turned me on to The Omnivore's Hundred which is a blog post about the 100 foods that every omnivore should try. The instructions were as follows:

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. Don't worry if you don't recognize everything in the hundred, either; Wikipedia has the answers.

Here's what I want 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) Optional extra: Post a comment here at linking to your results.

I also numbered the entries I hadn't tried yet. Those are the numbers to the right in parenthesis on some items. One item I couldn't find on the first page of Google results and the entry on Wikipedia seemed to indicate it was NOT something edible. I also added my own addition to the end which I think should have made the list.

1. Venison
2. Nettle tea (1)
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare
5. Crocodile

6. Black pudding (2)
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 (3)
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 (4)
28. Oysters
29. Baklava

30. Bagna cauda (5)
31. Wasabi peas
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl

33. Salted lassi (6) - Lots of other Lassi's though!
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float
36. Cognac with a fat cigar

37. Clotted cream tea (7)
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects

43. Phaal (8)
44. Goat's milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more

46. Fugu (9) - keep meaning to do to this, only in US for a month and 3 month pre-order
47. Chicken tikka masala
48. Eel
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut
50. Sea urchin
51. Prickly pear

52. Umeboshi (10)
53. Abalone
54. Paneer
55. McDonald's Big Mac Meal

56. Spaetzle (11)
57. Dirty gin martini
58. Beer above 8% ABV

59. Poutine (12)
60. Carob chips
61. S'mores
62. Sweetbreads

63. Kaolin (13) - What the heck is this?!? -- mineral possibly containing radioactive materials?!?
64. Currywurst
65. Durian (14)
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 (15)
74. Gjetost, or brunost
75. Roadkill (16) - Amazingly this hasn't came up yet, it will I'm sure though
76. Baijiu (17)
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
78. Snail
79. Lapsang souchong
80. Bellini
81. Tom yum
82. Eggs Benedict

83. Pocky (18)
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant. (19 -- or 18 since 84b counts for 1/2 IMHO)
84b. 12 Course tasting menu at a One Block West
85. Kobe beef
86. Hare
87. Goulash
88. Flowers

89. Horse (20)
90. Criollo chocolate
91. Spam
92. Soft shell crab

93. Rose harissa (21)
94. Catfish
95. Mole poblano
96. Bagel and lox
97. Lobster Thermidor
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Snake

So 21 things I haven't had, one of which until I find out what it is, I WILL NOT plan on having. :) I'm pretty happy with that. I have to point Chef Ed at One Block West (best chef/restaurant in Winchester, and way up there including all of Northern Virginia) to this list and see if he can help fill in the missing items. :) I really need to make post a few blog entries describing the tasting menu Chef Ed did for my wife and I as well as a few of the special dinners that we've kept the menus for.

There was one thing that was not on here, that I'd have to add, because other than the radioactive mineral above (and several other non-food things) I've always said I probably couldn't eat. But I don't know, I might eat it. But for now, I'm planning on NOT eating it. :)

101. Balut