Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Am I an Omnivore?

Am I? According to Very Good Taste if you call yourself an omnivore you should try this things at least once in their life. There are a few things I haven’t heard in my life.

So let’s see how I do (the bold ones are the ones that I had)…

1. Venison
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros (typical in every Mexican breakfast menu)
4. Steak tartare
5. Crocodile
6. Black pudding (the Spanish variation, morcilla)
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 (I have blackberries growing in my house since forever)
23. Foie gras
24. Rice and beans (or as the Cubans call “Moros con cristianos”)
25. Brawn, or head cheese
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper
27. Dulce de leche (and it’s better cousin, Cajeta)
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 (crickets)
43. Phaal
44. Goat’s milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more
46. Fugu (a little too risky for me)
47. Chicken tikka masala
48. Eel
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut
50. Sea urchin
51. Prickly pear (tunas)
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 (buñuelos) 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 (I LOVE EGGS BENEDICT)
83. Pocky
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant.
85. Kobe beef (I’ve been dying to taste Kobe beef, but is too expensive)
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

adding up to 40 out of 100. Not bad but there are a lot of things to try out. I think that it also depends on the place you live and the places you have visited, so if you are a frequent traveler of the world you probably have no excuse in getting a higher score.

So, how did it go for you? Post in the comments or a link to your blog.

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