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Growing up I longed for the fast paced life of big city life and corporate America. Now I’m a stay at home mom of 4 in a small rural community! And I wouldn’t have it any other way! (At least for now).

The Omnivore September 15, 2008

Filed under: food,life — Rebekah Sanders @ 4:13 pm
If you routinely travel through the blogosphere, by now you have probably heard of The Omnivore’s Hundred. For those of you who haven’t heard of it, it’s a list of 100 items created by Andrew of Very Good Taste; but not just ANY 100 items: these are apparently the 100 items that every Omnivore should taste at least once. I’ve bolded the items I’ve eaten. Crossed out ones I’d never even consider putting in my mouth. And added comments where applicable. 

The VGT Omnivore’s Hundred:

1. Venison: I grew up in Wisconsin. Where everyone either has a cabin “up north” or is related to/friends with someone who does. Yes, I’ve eaten venison. I do *not* like it.
2. Nettle tea: Tried it. Don’t like it. But it’s tea, so are you really surprised?
3. Huevos rancheros – YUM!
4. Steak tartare – No way. No How.
5. Crocodile – Well, it was alligator.
6. Black pudding
7. Cheese fondue – Did I mention I’m from WISCONSIN?
8. Carp
9. Borscht

10. Baba ghanoush – YES! Love eggplant!
11. Calamari –  YUM.
12. Pho
13. PB&J sandwich – an all time favorite. Especially on toasted Italian bread from Paielli’s bakery.
14. Aloo gobi – I have no idea what this is.
15. Hot dog from a street cart – Almost as good as a hot dog from a ballpark.
16. Epoisses
17. Black truffle – absolutely divine!
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
19. Steamed pork buns
20. Pistachio ice cream – hate it!
21. Heirloom tomatoes – YUM-O!
22. Fresh wild berries
23. Foie gras: Sounds disgusting, but I’d be willing to give it a taste. Just to say I’d done it.
24. Rice and beans – yep, red beans, black beans. LOVE it!
25. Brawn, or head cheese – yes, I’ve tried head cheese. ICK!
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper – I have no idea what this is either
27. Dulce de leche – Yes! YUM!
28. Oysters – yes. disgusting. 
29. Baklava – if you’ve never had this, you are missing out!
30. Bagna cauda
31. Wasabi peas – just reading that made my tastebuds cringe.
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl – Hate clam chowder. I try it every now and then. I don’t like clams.
33. Salted lassi
34. Sauerkraut – yuck!
35. Root beer float: Love root beer floats. Love Dr. Pepper floats more.
36. Cognac with a fat cigar
37. Clotted cream tea – I’d try it, but wouldn’t like it. That whole tea thing again.
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O 
39. Gumbo – oh I love me a good gumbo!!!
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat – a bit greasy. I prefer curried chicken.
42. Whole insects – not on purpose, but yes.
43. Phaal
44. Goat’s milk – yes, not a big fan.
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more
46. Fugu
47. Chicken tikka masala
48. Eel – I would try this though.
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut – No explanation necessary.
50. Sea urchin
51. Prickly pear YUM!
52. Umeboshi
53. Abalone
54. Paneer
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal – Two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun. ICK!
56. Spaetzle Yes. Wonderful!
57. Dirty gin martini
58. Beer above 8% ABV
59. Poutine – YES! After many recommendations from my Canadian friends.
60. Carob chips
61. S’mores – it’s almost un-American to not eat them.
62. Sweetbreads – someone tricked me into eating this and I almost threw up!
63. Kaolin
64. Currywurst
65. Durian
66. Frogs’ legs – my dad *loved* these
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake – YUM!
68. Haggis – ICK!
69. Fried plantain – yum!
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette
71. Gazpacho
72. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absinthe 
74. Gjetost, or brunost
75. Roadkill – um, I once ate deer someone had hit with their car and killed. In some states, they’ll let you haul it in for butchering.
76. Baijiu
77. Hostess Fruit Pie – I lived on these things in high school
78. Snail
79. Lapsang souchong
80. Bellini – this is served at a lot of Italian weddings instead of champagne for the toast. I’m sure I had it once or twice when I was young.
81. Tom yum 
82. Eggs Benedict – not a huge fan of the hollandaise
83. Pocky
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant.
85. Kobe beef
86. Hare – as in rabbit? Yes.
87. Goulash
88. Flowers – they were on a cake at a wedding I went to.
89. Horse- I haven’t but Chip’s dad has. Ask him about it sometime. rofl
90. Criollo chocolate
91. Spam – My mom loves this stuff. YUCK!!
92. Soft shell crab – love me some crab!
93. Rose harissa
94. Catfish
95. Mole poblano
96. Bagel and lox
97. Lobster Thermidor
98. Polenta – definitely.
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Snake



3 Responses to “The Omnivore”

  1. Elisa Says:

    Yeah, I did this too (you can see mine here) and I think this list is kind of crazy. I don’t think anyone with good sense would want to try every single item on the list!!

  2. Suzanne Says:

    Not sure I like that list at all. I’ll have to come up with my own list. That’ll give me something to do….at work! LOL

  3. Tammy Says:

    oooh, I love frog legs…deep fried!

    I can’t bring myself to try head cheese. I know where it comes from. Ick!

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