Saturday, 26 September 2009

The Omnivore’s Hundred

I know, I know. I haven't been around.. I will try to be better but most of my computer time recently has been taken up with the massive amounts of email traffic to do with the birth of Freegle.. what is Freegle most of you will be asking.. the answer to which is over 1/3 of the now ex-Freecycle groups in the UK who have set up their own UK based network instead.. a split in other words. There are reasons.. very good ones as far as I'm concerned but I'm not going to say much here as it can come across as sour gaps if you weren't involved.. but I think the fact that over a 1/3 of ALL the groups in the UK and a large chunk of the UK leadership people have left Freecycle and more are still doing so gives you an idea that it was a fairly fundamental split.

Anyway on to food related stuff.
I came across this via Love me knot Creations but it started in Very Good Taste which turns out is another English blogger. They have a FAQ about the list on their blog.

So without more waffle i give you the Omnivore’s Hundred.

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. (did in red as was brain dead about crossing out)
4) Optional extra: Post a comment at 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
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 (as long as gluten free home made ones count.)
20. Pistachio ice cream
21. Heirloom tomatoes
22. Fresh wild berries
23. Foie gras unless someone can find me some I don't consider cruel to produce.
24. Rice and Beans
25. Brawn, or head cheese
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper
27. Dulce de leche (however I just picked up a tin of it so I will soon)
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
36. Cognac with a fat cigar
37. Clotted cream tea (I grew up in Devon to have not had these would be anti-patriotic or something!)
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 £60/$120 or more (I wish!)
46. Fugu
47. Chicken tikka masala
48. Eel
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut
50. Sea urchin
51. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi (nearly bought some yesterday though)
53. Abalone
54. Paneer
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal (unless they do a gluten free one and even then I'm unlikely to)
56. Spaetzle
57. Dirty gin martini
58. Beer above 8% ABV (not 100% sure on this one but i suspect some of the real ales I've tried in the past would have been)
59. Poutine (not exactly though I've had chips, cheese and gravy a good few times)
60. Carob chips
61. S'mores
62. Sweetbeards
63. Kaolin (in medicine)
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. Baiju
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
87. Goulash
88. Flowers
89. Horse
90. Criollo chocolate (of course I'm a member of Hotel Chocolat tasting club!)
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 (real coffee gives me massive headaches)
100. Snake

I seem to have tried just under half and would like to try a few more sometime soon.

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