Thursday, September 18, 2008

The Omnivore's 100

Yes, it's edible (albeit not on the Omnivore 100 list)
anyone else know what it is? :b

I saw this meme over at Alejna's Collection Tokens and couldn't resist trying it out. The directions are as follows:-

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 at linking to your results.

With that in mind, here goes with regards to
The Omnivore’s Hundred:

1. Venison
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare
5. Crocodile (although I have eaten alligator!)
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. Epoissest
17. Black truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
19. Steamed pork buns (i.e., char siew pao?!)
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 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 $120 or more
46. Fugu (aka puffer fish)
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
71. Gazpacho
72. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absinthe
74. Gjetost or brunost
75. Roadkill
76. Baijiu
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
78. Snails
79. Lapsang Souchong
80. Bellini
81. Tom Yum
82. Eggs Benedict
83. Pocky
84. 3 Michelin Star Tasting Menu
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

Which makes it so that by my calculation, it's 71 items eaten, 18 items not yet eaten and 11 items that I never want to eat. So... wanna try doing this meme yourself over at your blog (in which case, do please come back and report your results) or in this entry's comments section? :b


Glenn, kenixfan said...

I've done it!

Some of those I've only had once, obviously, and my grand total was: 58 tried, 11 strike-thrus, and 31 untried as of yet.

And the picture is durian? I've seen Bourdain eat it so I'm taking that guess!

alejna said...

Oh, I'm glad you did this. After I posted, I thought "I should have tagged YTSL." Seriously. And you did not disappoint, with your high "score."

I'm surprised that you wouldn't consider eating hare, what with your generally adventurous foodiness.

sbk said...


It was a fun meme. I don't consider myself a real "foodie" but found I'd eaten many more foods than I would have thought....Some foods I looked up and realized I'd eaten them but didn't know their proper names and some I ate as I was abroad and didn't want to be rude to my hosts and some I ate for the hell of it so I could say I'd eaten them.

YTSL said...

Hi Glenn --

No, not a durian. Funny, had thought of putting up a picture of such -- but figured that nutmeg's prettier! :b

Hi Alejna --

Well, consider me belatedly tagged! ;b

As for the hare: a) it's too close to rabbit which I find cute; and b) found venison too gamey and am expecting that hare might be similarly so.

Hi sbk --

Checked out your shot at the meme and indeed re your having eaten a lot of the items on the list! :)

sbk said...


Nutmeg! Hehe I was going to guess a mutant chestnut ;-)

Anh Lam-chi said...

my name is Anh and for my BA-Thesis I’m currently conducting a study about American Bloggers.

I would like to invite you to participate in the survey.

It will only take about 15 minutes and it’s completely anonymous.
Just visit the following URL:

Even if you don’t want to participate (or are not American), you can help me by posting the link in your blog and/or inviting others to take part.

I greatly appreciate every survey completed ;)

Thank you!

YTSL said...

Hi sbk --

Teeheehee at the thought of the nutmeg looking like a mutant chestnut! ;D

Hi Lam-chi --

Hmmm... if you had read my blog, I think you would have known that I'm *not* an American blogger. But okay, will allow your comments to stay up as there are American bloggers who do visit this blog... :S

Glenn, kenixfan said...

As an American blogger -- that sounds funny to me -- I took the survey and it was quite easy and relatively painless.

sbk said...


What does alligator taste like? I've been to game dinners here in Vt which have a variety of wild game from here and north of here (Canada) but they don't serve Southern game like alligators.

ytsl and Glenn

Re whole insects. I ate mine while out walking in the woods when a swarm of mayflies desended upon me and I breathed in and voila swallowed several of them. Not a gourmet experience but I ate them...

YTSL said...

Hi again Glenn --

Nice of you to help with that student project! :)

Hi again sbk --

Alligator tastes like... chicken. (And if you're wondering, had it as a 'po boy' while out visiting plantations with a friend in Louisiana!) As for your insect experience: Ugh is the word! ;D

Horsoon said...

The picture... it looks like a bicycle helmet got stuck in a coconut! :)

YTSL said...

Hi Horsoon --

Hadn't thought of it until I read your comment but... you're oh so right! ;D