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Omnivore’s survey of 100 things eaten (or not)

November 18th, 2008

I’ve seen this on several blogs this week so I thought I’d join in. I’ve eaten 50 things on the list that I know of, it would probably be a lot less if I hadn’t grown up in Colombia, S.A.

I realized that I do need to try a few more European & Asian foods though, if I drank alcohol I would have been able to bold a few more, but I’m kind of a dry person, a little wine here and there and some champagne on New Year’s is about the extent of my alcoholic beverage intake.

Here’s what I want you to do:
1) Copy this list into your blog or journal, including these instructions.
2) Bold all the items you’ve eaten.
3) Mark any items that you would never consider eating.
4) Optional extra: Post a comment here with the link to your blog with you answers, I would love to see what’s bolded on your list and post a comment at www.verygoodtaste.co.uk linking to your results (so far there are over 1170 comments)

The Omnivore’s Hundred:
1. Venison – almost every year my dad gets a deer for us
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos Rancheros – very popular in Colombia, love love love them!
4. Steak tartare
5. Crocodile – does alligator count? I think so
6. Black pudding – they have this in Colombia – NO THANKS!
7. Cheese fondue
8. Carp
9. Borscht – my mom made a big pot of this once, sadly it all went down the toilet, none of us liked it. I should try it again.
10. Baba ghanoush.
11. Calamari
12. Pho
13. PB&J sandwich
14. Aloo gobi – I’m a big fan of almost all things Indian
15. Hot dog from a street cart -sadly yes, from a cart in Cincinnati when I was in college
16. Epoisses – I think I ate this while in Europe, but not positive, I was in high school wasn’t paying attention to the names of foods.
17. Black truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
19. Steamed pork buns
20. Pistachio ice cream – I prefer vanilla bean.
21. Heirloom tomatoes – are there any other kind you’d want to eat?
22. Fresh wild berries – oh yes, remember these?
23. Foie gras
24. Rice and beans – any kind of beans are good with me, particularly frijoles antioquenos, YUM!
25. Brawn or head cheese
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper – no but I would like to
27. Dulce de leche – ooooo yeah, it’s called arequipe in Colombia.
28. Oysters – nope, never will.
29. Baklava
30. Bagna cauda
31. Wasabi peas – love Wasabi
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl
33. Salted lassi – never salted but the mango ones are fantastic!
34. Sauerkraut – my dad makes the best on New Year’s Day!
35. Root beer float – yep, YUCK! no melted ice cream for me please.
36. Cognac with a fat cigar – nope but my friend Jennifer can blow a killer smoke ring!
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail

41. Curried goat – no, but I would love too
42. Whole insects – MMMM, fried ants, ate these when I was a kid in Colombia, we caught them ourselves and fried them up.
43. Phaal – don’t think so but maybe, I’d love to if I haven’t!
44. Goat’s milk – yeah, didn’t love it so much.
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more – nope rather spend my money on plants (this is a gardening blog after all)!
46. Fugu
47. Chicken tikka masala
48. Eel – don’t think so but maybe (sometimes you don’t ask what you get on your plate).
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut – Mr Chiot’s LOVES them, we often stop when they’re, “Hot & Fresh Now!”
50. Sea urchin – see eel.
51. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi
53. Abalone
54. Paneer – LOVE IT
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal – happy to say a big NO
56. Spaetzle
57. Dirty gin martini – shaken or stirred? Just saw Quantum of Solace yesterday.
58. Beer above 8% ABV
59. Poutine – I prefer mine with ketsup
60. Carob chips – yep but I prefer 60% dark chocolate chips
61. S’mores – of course
62. Sweetbreads – of course, who hasn’t. My fave is a roscon, a sweet bread filled with guava.
63. Kaolin
64. Currywurst – not sure, perhaps in high school while in Germany
65. Durian
66. Frogs’ legs – yep, taste like chicken
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake – never funnel cakes or elephant ears but churros – yes
68. Haggis
69. Fried plantain – yes, both ripe and green, one of my favorite foods! I just had some yesterday (see photo above).
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette – no thanks
71. Gazpacho
72. Caviar and blini – caviar, delicious.
73. Louche absinthe
74. Gjetost, or brunost – not the real stuff, I have made whey cheese myself, does this count?
75. Roadkill – we’ll see how bad this economy gets
76. Baijiu
77. Hostess Fruit Pie – proudly NO
78. Snail
79. Lapsang souchong – no but I would like to
80. Bellini
81. Tom Yum
82. Eggs Benedict – no but I’ll be making them soon
83. Pocky
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant
85. Kobe beef – nope, I prefer mine local
86. Hare – yep dad hunted these as well.
87. Goulash – Hungarian is my fave.
88. Flowers – yep, our summer salads include nasturtiums
89. Horse – not that I know of, but do we really know what is in hot dogs?
90. Criollo chocolate – maybe
91. Spam – just a taste, I prefer Buehler’s red foil hams!
92. Soft shell crab – anything from the sea is good to me
93. Rose harissa – I made regular harissa once, next time I’ll put rose in it.
94. Catfish
95. Mole poblano – any kind of mole is good in my book!
96. Bagel and lox – bagel and anything is good
97. Lobster Thermidor
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Snake

Check out Bad Human’s list of things eaten (or not) and Cheap Like Me did it as well.

Post your list on your blog and make a comment here with your list. I’d love to see what you’ve eaten (or not).

6 Comments to “Omnivore’s survey of 100 things eaten (or not)”
  1. Kelly on November 18, 2008 at 6:04 pm

    You have eaten SNAKE and have never had a hostess friut pie or Big Mac…..WOW!

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  2. Susy on November 18, 2008 at 6:23 pm

    I’m surprised you didn’t say insects. I know I’m too healthy to eat McDonald’s or Hostess things, give me something exotic any day!

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  3. Meadowlark on November 20, 2008 at 12:05 pm

    Wait… isn’t that sweetbreads, as opposed to Sweet Breads?

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  4. Miranda on November 17, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    I believe i got 48…. interesting stuff – I’d like to know what some of those things were.
    http://anaustinhomestead.blogspot.com/2009/11/100-omnivorous-foods.html
    .-= Miranda´s last blog ..100 Omnivorous Foods =-.

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  5. Mel Meister on December 20, 2009 at 12:07 pm

    “Sweetbreads” are not danishes, etc.

    Sweetbreads are the thymus (throat sweetbread) and the pancreas (heart or stomach sweetbread), especially of the calf and lamb (although beef and pork sweetbreads are also eaten).

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  6. Football Helmet Visors on April 7, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    Lol, I love you, Cathleen. Believe me, one does not joke about such things, though I thank you hugely for thinking it!

    Reply to Football Helmet Visors's comment

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