Proof that I eat a lot

by Ginger on October 6, 2008

in Get In Mah Belly

So I’m incredibly late to this party, but that’s pretty much how my life goes. I’m always about 3 months to 3 years behind whatever fad is popular. Whatever, it works for me (and makes life cheaper!)

Anyway, back to the task at hand. So this is The Omnivore’s 100, which is

“a list of 100 things that I think every good omnivore should have tried at least once in their life. The list includes fine food, strange food, everyday food and even some pretty bad food – but a good omnivore should really try it all.”

So yeah, cool, whatever, I always like these things where you pit yourself against some random standard of coolness/excellence/wackiness. Why not have one that centers around one of my favorite things–food?

Onto the rules:
Copy this list into your blog or journal, including these instructions.
Bold all the items you’ve eaten.
Cross out any items that you would never consider eating.

The original list has links to wikipedia for a bunch of the unknown/obscure foods on there (i removed the links cuz they were hard to read on my site…sorry). There was a lot I had never even heard of before, or knew by a different name once I read the description. And, interestingly, I didn’t cross as much out as I thought I would. After living and eating in New York City, I’ve learned to never say never about most  food. Most.  Anyway, I think 48 is a respectable number given the randomness of this list, how bout you?

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
Heirloom tomatoes
22. Fresh wild berries
Foie gras
24. Rice and beans
25. Brawn, or head cheese
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper

27. Dulce de leche
28. Oysters
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
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
88. Flowers
89. Horse
90. Criollo chocolate
91. Spam
92. Soft shell crab
93. Rose harissa
94. Catfish
96. Bagel and
97. Lobster Thermidor
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Snake

There you have it, The Omnivore’s 100, my Monday list. For more lists, check out:


This is an “actual” list, so maybe it doesn’t count towards Anna’s rules. But maybe I don’t want to follow the rules today. Maybe I’m being a rebel.

Or, maybe I already had this post written, and still wanted to play along? Nah, couldn’t be that one…

Katherine October 7, 2008 at 4:27 pm

I’m gonna have to argue on the whole insects one. We’ve all probably done that, just either not on purpose or unwillingly.

67. is proof that the author of the list has never spent any time in the American Southwest.

Ginger October 7, 2008 at 8:46 pm

Or a street fair, carnival or theme park for that matter!

And yeah, you’re probably right about the bugs. I just prefer to ignore that one.

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