I’ve always prided myself in being an omnivore.  There’s pretty much no food I patently dislike and I’ll try just about anything.  Amy always tells me that if we signed up for the Amazing Race I’d be the one who’d rock all the food challenges.

Anyway, I don’t usually do the meme thing here but I couldn’t resist this one.  Very Good Taste has a list of 100 foods all omnivores should try.  Here’s my results.  I’ve tried all the bold items and refuse to try the crossed out items.

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
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

8 Responses to “Omnivore”
  1. Jen says:

    Well, judging from the absence of any crossed out items. . .you will try EVERYTHING on this list? ;)

    So many yummy things listed. :)

  2. Nathan says:

    I’ve tried 67 of the list leaving only 33. The only one of the 33 listed that kind of made me squirm was the roadkill. If prepared properly I’d probably still try it though. I’ve eaten habanero peppers but a Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper sounds a bit … dangerous. If I had ample amounts of food and Pepto I think I’d survive. I have had cabrito but not Curried goat. I admit I’m surprised I haven’t tried Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee or Criollo chocolate.

  3. Amy says:

    I’ve only tried the most basic of the list- venison, cheese fondue, pb&j sandwich, baklava, rootbeer float, Krisy Kreme doughnut, s’mores, funnel cake (mmmmhhhh… funnel cake!), spam, and catfish.
    Just not too adventurous. ;)

  4. Nathan says:

    Amy, you’ve had Flowers (edible flowers on salads), Calamari (granted you didn’t know it at first, sorry) and fresh wild berries (probably).

  5. Grant says:

    Wow, Nathan. You’re quite the foodie! =)

  6. joe says:

    Wow, what a cool list. My fiance made pig’s feet the other day. I tried it. It would have been a crossed out item for me a couple of months back, but because she made it, I felt obligated.

    Not so much :(

  7. Will Kelly says:

    There is nothing struck out! When will you experience the culinary pleasures of roadkill?

  8. Nathan says:

    I like to think of “roadkill” as meat that happens to have been killed by a motor vehicle.

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