bostorus (bostorus) wrote,

Oh, I like this meme

ETA: This is apparently called the Omnivore's Hundred, and is a list of foods Andrew Wheeler thinks everyone should try at least once in their lives.

From auros.

Items I've eaten are bolded.
Items that are among my favorite foods are italicized
Items I would never eat (or never eat again) are struck out.  I don't drink or eat pork (ETA: I don't drink alcohol or eat pork.  Thanks, dear.), so I've struck out some of those.

1. Venison
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare
5. Crocodile
6. Black pudding
7. Cheese fondue   It is hard to argue with cheese.  (It isn't very bright, and doesn't talk much).
8. Carp
9. Borscht
10. Baba ghanoush
11. Calamari Italicized only in the rare cases it is prepared correctly.  Fried is fine (frozen, thawed and fried is not).  Simmered is good, but easily screwed up.  Grilled is equally easy to screw up.  Everything else is wrong.
12. Pho
13. PB&J sandwich
14. Aloo gobi
15. Hot dog from a street cart
16. Epoisses (I'll rate this a "?".  I love stinky soft cheeses, and I'm not sure of all of the names I've eaten).
17. Black truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes (I don't really drink, so this was some elderflower nonsense poured down my throat)
19. Steamed pork buns (Before I stopped eating pork)
20. Pistachio ice cream
21. Heirloom tomatoes
Strictly speaking, I hate raw tomatoes, but I eat much that is made with them.
22. Fresh wild berries
23. Foie gras  Sorry animal lovers, I'm weak.
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 As with Auros, if I lived on the east coast, I might italicize this.
33. Salted lassi.  Iw.  Do not want.  Note that this is the only thing I've crossed out that is neither booze nor pork.
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float
36. Cognac with a fat cigar No booze.
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O No booze.
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat

42. Whole insects  Yup.
43. Phaal
44. Goat’s milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more.  No booze.
46. Fugu  I'd try it.  Food or death!
47. Chicken tikka masala
48. Eel
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut
50. Sea urchin
51. Prickly pear

52. Umeboshi -- sounds interesting, though!
53. Abalone
54. Paneer

55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal I think I had one when I was about 6.  I'm not proud of this.
56. Spaetzle
57. Dirty gin martini  No booze.
58. Beer above 8%  No booze.
59. Poutine Really would like to try Canada's famous dish.
60. Carob chips
61. S’mores
62. Sweetbreads
63. Kaolin .  Dirt?  WTF?   I guess I'll try anything once.
64. Currywurst  No pork
65. Durian
66. Frogs’ legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake

68. Haggis  I think I may have had it when I was in the UK, but I'm not 100% sure.
69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings or andouillette 
Before I stopped eating pork.
71. Gazpacho
72. Caviar and blini

73. Louche absinthe Is there another kind of absinthe?
74. Gjetost, or brunost.  This sort of falls into the category of "I've had lots of cheeses, and I can't remember all of their names".
75. Roadkill
76. Baijiu  No Booze
77. Hostess Fruit Pie  I think I might have been about 8 the last time I had one.
78. Snail With a lot of garlic and butter.  Mmmm... garlic pencil erasers.
79. Lapsang souchong
80. Bellini No booze
81. Tom yum
82. Eggs Benedict
83. Pocky

84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant  Every chance I get!  Unfortunately, that has been 0.
85. Kobe beef
86. Hare
87. Goulash
88. Flowers

89. Horse
90. Criollo chocolate
91. Spam
92. Soft shell crab
  "Om nom nom nom", as they say.
93. Rose harissa
94. Catfish
95. Mole poblano

96. Bagel and lox
97. Lobster Thermidor
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee.  I don't really drink coffee, either.  For someone who loves food, there are an awfully large number of things I don't eat.
100. Snake

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