Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The Very Good Taste Omnivore's 100

I'm doing this because Kyle thinks I'm a really picky eater, and I don't. I've eaten a lot of things on this list so he can just SUCK it!

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 www.verygoodtaste.co.uk linking to your results.

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 I can't imagine eating a giant goldfish. It seems barbaric.
9. Borscht
10. Baba ghanoush
11. Calamari
12. Pho This is fucking amazing.
13. PB&J sandwich
14. Aloo gobi A-LOO GO-BI!
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 Raspberries grow behind my great-uncle's house in Regina.
23. Foie gras
24. Rice and beans
25. Brawn, or head cheese I know too much about what this is and how it's obtained.
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 Oh man. MEMORIES!
36. Cognac with a fat cigar
37. Clotted cream tea "Clotted" makes me gag but as I remember it, this was delicious.
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O I didn't like all the tongue involvement, though.
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects (I didn't think unintentional consumption counted so I left this unbolded.)
43. Phaal
44. Goat’s milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more
46. Fugu - Man, whoever eats this has some balls.
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 I didn't like it.
58. Beer above 8% ABV
59. Poutine
60. Carob chips A poor substitute.
61. S’mores
62. Sweetbreads - I'm pretty sure this is the same thing as Head Cheese.
63. Kaolin
64. Currywurst
65. Durian
66. Frogs’ legs But they made me sad.
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake OH FUCK YES.
68. Haggis
69. Fried plantain * delirious moaning*
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 This made me sad too.
78. Snail I love how they called everything else by its fancy name but this gets "snail". The indignity. At least call it Escargot.
79. Lapsang souchong
80. Bellini
81. Tom yum
82. Eggs Benedict I tried them for the first time after Runaway Bride came out, as they were a pivotal plot point.
83. Pocky
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant.
85. Kobe beef I think I have to enstate a moratorium on this...I don't know if I can morally side with eating an animal that has a better life than I do.
86. Hare
87. Goulash
88. Flowers
89. Horse - I read once that this was a really tasty meat. But I haven't had the opportunity to try it.
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

6 comments:

L said...

So, you would eat roadkill, but not snake or anything containing brain?

That makes no sense to me.

Anonymous said...

47. Mini Chicken tikka masala sandwiches: yes

Jordan said...

do you remember that luke used to try to order eggs benedict every time we visited house of pies, but was always foiled? they only serve it on weekends and holidays.

"but...it's flag day!"

Priya said...

Lauren: I was going to strike roadkill before but JPat mentioned that she would eat a deer that had been hit by a car and I would have to agree. Unless it was all exploded and gross. I just can't say absolutely that I would never eat anything that was found dead. See? Not picky.
Also, why does not eating brain not make sense to you?

Robert (yes I know it's you): MINI SANDWICHES! I was just telling my parents that story the other day. They laughed indulgently.

Anonymous said...

the american additions to this list amuse me. i feel like we're being indirectly insulted. i mean, really. hot dog? pb and j? BIG MAC?! that's it?!

-muriel

Priya said...

Well, it was written by the Brits, so your "indirect" insult theory is probably sound.