Saturday, 30 August 2008

The VGT Omnivore’s Hundred

I've seen this list popping up all over the the place... so decided you could have this whilst I work on Scottish Scran 4. (Which implies I am in the middle of working on it not, which isn't entirely correct. Although at least I have now decided what I'm going to make for it!)

It's been a busy week!

Anyway Andrew over at Very Good Taste has put together a list of the foods he thinks every good omnivore should try at least once. The deal is, you go through it and highlight what you've tried, what you haven't, and what you never would!

I have 68% - which I am gutted about! I consider myself fairly adventurous - and am determine to improve my score. The only thing I wouldn't eat is fugu. I mean why bother? YOU MIGHT DIE!!!

Mind you - one of the things on my haven't tried list is PJ&J sandwich - and I've been meaning to rectify that for a while now. I know it was some time ago - but do you remember I wrote a post about saving the world by eating PB&J? Every time you choose to eat a plant-based sarnie instead of meat you do actually make a difference! Not that i'm likely to give up meat - but it has made me think more about the envirnmental impact of my food choices.

But anyway, back to the list!

Here’s what 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.

The VGT Omnivore’s Hundred

1. Venison
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros (though I don't know why!)
4. Steak tartare (Once...)
5. Crocodile
6. Black pudding
7. Cheese fondue
8. Carp
9. Borscht (When I was working in Warsaw!)
10. Baba ghanoush (Love aubergine, not so sure about this)
11. Calamari (yum yum YUM!)
12. Pho
13. PB&J sandwich (Though I have been meaning to!!)
14. Aloo gobi
15. Hot dog from a street cart
16. Epoisses (would love to try!)
17. Black truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes (I once got really ill on berry wine... :-S)
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 (Head cheese? HEAD CHEESE? Well, I suppose I'd try it...)
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper
27. Dulce de leche
28. Oysters
29. Baklava
30. Bagna cauda (mmmm - sounds fab!)
31. Wasabi peas
32. Clam Chowder in Soudough 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 (I might try. Maybe.)
43. Phaal
44. Goat’s milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth $120 or more
46. Fugu (things that might kill me? Yeah, probably not...)
47. Chicken tikka masala (Us Scots invented it, dontcha know!)
48. Eel
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut
50. Sea urchin
51. Prickly pear (Just the juice!)
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 (I have no idea what this is!)
64. Currywurst (tried this last year - yummy!)
65. Durian
66. Frogs’ legs (Only once, but I loved them!)
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake
68. Haggis (durrrrr... ;)
69. Fried plantain (but I'm allergic :( )
70. Chitterlings or andouillette
71. Gazpacho
72. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absinthe (yes, and just the memory makes me feel sick...)
74. Gjetost or brunost
75. Roadkill (Maybe, I suppose... but only if it was a deer or something - wouldn't scrape up a rabbit ;)
76. Baijiu
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
78. Snail
79. Lapsang Souchong
80. Bellini

81. Tom Yum

82. Eggs Benedict

83. Pocky
84. 3 Michelin Star Tasting Menu (I wish!)
85. Kobe beef
86. Hare
87. Goulash
88. Flowers

89. Horse
90. Criollo chocolate
91. Spam
92. Soft shell crab (want, want, want)
93. Rose Harissa
94. Catfish
95. Mole Poblano
96. Bagel and Lox
97. Lobster Thermidor
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Snake

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Life for Beginners said...

Oh, you haven't tried durian yet? You must, despite its notorious reputation... If you ever drop by Malaysia, I'll get some for you to try! :)

kellypea said...

I've seen this list around, and it's fun to go through. But you're right. There are some things I just know I'll never try.

ley said...

Wait, wait, wait. Wait. You've NEVER EATEN A PB&J?? I LIVED on those all through high And before then, too. And I made Dustin one for lunch almost every day. They're so good!! I can't believe you've never had one. I just kind of figured that was something everyone had tried. Wow. lol.

You should go make one. Now.

Dee said...

I'm been trying not to do the list but it's popping up everywhere so I've just copied it down. I haven't eaten fugu but we aim to. Fingers crossed, touch on wood and all that.

I'm not a big durian fan, but you should try it I suppose. But PB&J... how is this possible ;)

Anonymous said...

I haven't posted my list yet but I did really badly and like you, I thought I was reasonably adventurous. I'm going to come back to it in six months and see if I can tick any more off!

kittie said...

Hey Kenny! Hoping to make it to Malaysia early next year - so I make hold you to that!

Kelly - I know it's great seeing that some people would never try things you love... or that you hate something people eat all the time!

ley - I know - I can hardly believe it! It's become almost mythical now... I'm scared to try in case it doesn't live up to my expectations ;)

dee - still not convinced on the fugu... Soberly I know it's a bad plan. After a few beers I'd probably be trying to carve it up myself... ;)

ginger - I saw prickly pears for sale at the weekend - so I've managed one more already. Unfortunately I wasn't even that keen on them. Nice taste, shame about the seeds!

Sam said...

I reading these they're really interesting. You should definitely try Epoisses if you get the chance it's fantastic!
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