Friday, September 19, 2008

VGT Omnivore's Hundred

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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 linking to your results.

The VGT Omnivore’s Hundred:

1. Venison
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare
5. Crocodile...crocodile sausage in New Orleans.
6. Black pudding
7. Cheese fondue
8. Carp
9. Borscht
10. Baba ghanoush
11. Calamari
12. Pho (shocking, I know.)
13. PB&J sandwich
14. Aloo gobi
15. Hot dog from a street cart(There's one down the hill from my house on weekend nights!)
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
23. Foie gras -although I typically steer clear of it these days.
24. Rice and beans
25. Brawn, or head cheese
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper
27. Dulce de leche...but I prefer a tiny cajeta.
28. often as possible.
29. Baklava
30. Bagna cauda
31. Wasabi peas
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl I used to live in San Francisco....this is not exotic to moi.
33. Salted lassi...this sounds seductive.
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float
36. Cognac with a fat cigar ...we used to keep a bottle of Hennessey Paradis in the house.
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly/ of my toes is a frat girl!
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail*waves to mom*
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects Gualegetza on 8th, unfortunately.
43. Phaal
44. Goat’s milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more...I have a very specific memory of this, with D, but I cannot remember where we were. Go figure.
46. Fugu I am not much of a daredevil.
47. Chicken tikka masala
48. Eel
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut...I prefer eel.
50. Sea article in Vanity Fair a few years back said that the world's most highly prized uni comes off the shore of Catalina. I am still not a fan.
51. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi...I snacked on these in a bar in the Golden Gai.
53. Abalone
54. Paneer
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal...nowadays, I won't eat a Big Mac, but I honestly adore the angus burger.
56. Spaetzle
57. Dirty gin martiniGin...*gag*heave*gag*
58. Beer above 8% ABV Carling Black Label 10%.
59. Poutine No, but I will if I ever get the chance. Canadian Tommy fries.
60. Carob chips
61. S’mores
62. Sweetbreads
63. in kaolin clay?
64. Currywurst
65. Durian...dying to try this. They sell it down the road at the Asian market.
66. Frogs’ legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake..these are not synonymous.
68. Haggis
69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette
71. Gazpacho
72. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absintheThanks to Josh Stearns and the great Absinthe taste off.
74. Gjetost, or brunost
75. Roadkill
76. Baijiu
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
78. Snail
79. Lapsang souchongHates.
80. Bellini
81. Tom yum
82. Eggs Benedict
83. Pocky
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant Joel Robuchon at The Mansion
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...I love a good bottom feeder.
95. Mole poblano
96. Bagel and lox
97. Lobster Thermidor
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Snake

Born and raised in California, and having lived in London for a couple years, there is not a lot that is exotic to me. Some things that are found in Southeast Asia or India, and not frequently making their way to our ethnic restaurants....but what a fun list!

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