Are You An Omnivore?

I have other things to write but they aren’t coming out of my head too well so let’s roll with this. Katy posted this on her blog and since it’s this or clean the house, it was a pretty easy decision.

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
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 Surely Boones counts?
19. Steamed pork buns
20. Pistachio ice cream
21. Heirloom tomatoes We grew some this year. Got 2 tomatoes from the plant. Sigh.
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 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
39. Gumbo

40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat I’ve had goat but I’m not sure it was curried. It was yummy though.
42. Whole insects
43. Phaal
44. Goat’s milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more This is the Experiment after all.
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 Sounds yummy!
60. Carob chips
61. S’mores
62. Sweetbreads They’re fried for god’s sake and everything gets better fried.
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 See the problem with road kill is that the things that get killed in the road usually aren’t things I’d find tasty. Like if someone ran over a Fugu, I’d give it a try. But that’s not saying I wouldn’t eat roadkill. As long as it wasn’t road gumbo, I’d be up for it.
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 Does this include jack rabbit? I’ve had it.
87. Goulash
88. Flowers

89. Horse
90. Criollo chocolate
91. Spam
92. Soft shell crab

93. Rose harissa
94. Catfish
95. Mole poblano I’ve had mole once and it tastes like ass. I think it’s because they’re blind.
96. Bagel and lox
97. Lobster Thermidor
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Snake

Overall, I think I’d be considered an omnivore. Part of it comes from spending time on the farm hunting and fishing. My granddad had a rule: you shoot, you eat it. That’s a pretty good rule to have. There’s not much I won’t try. I draw the line at most organs involved in nervous system activity or digestive activity. Other than that, I’m game once. Though with lamb, I seem to keep coming back for more, even though I just can’t manage to acquire the taste.

Other things not on the list that I’ve tried: raw fish (guess it’s so passe these days as not to warrant a mention), elk, bison, quail, pheasant, duck, trout caught out of a mountain stream on a 20 mile hike and cooked/smoked over an open campfire (it was way better than the rations we were packing along), and dove. I like quail and pheasant but you don’t get it much if you don’t hunt which I don’t anymore.

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