Tuesday, September 9, 2008

The Visual Omnivore’s Hundred

Very Good Taste posted a blog about the 100 foods that every good omnivore should try in their lifetime. This meme has been traveling the internet with an interesting list of 100 strange and common delicacies from all around the globe. The point of all this is to paste the list on your personal blog after you make bold the foods you have tried, and cross out the ones you would never try. Use this as a jumping point for a truly uniques culinary experience. Learn about other cultures and cuisines, and test the limits of your tastebuds.

Because I enjoyed this list, I have compiled a "Visual Omnivore's Hundred" of all the food mentioned in the list in a set over at Flickr. I have credited all of the original photograph locations, added descriptions of the foods, and recipes where I could. So if you are curious about any of the food mentioned, head over there an take a look at all the beautiful food!

Here is the original Very Good Taste's blog post with directions:

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 www.verygoodtaste.co.uk linking to your results.

I have made bold all the of the food I have eaten as per the instructions. I didn't cross any out because...well, none of them were unappetizing. Several of these I know I have had but I am not marking them because I used to eat them when I was younger and no longer remember what they taste like (ie. Black Pudding, Haggis, Hare etc.)

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
20. Pistachio ice cream
21. Heirloom tomatoes
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
42. Whole insects
43. Phaal
44. Goat’s milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more
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
60. Carob chips
61. S’mores
62. Sweetbreads
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
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
87. Goulash
88. Flowers
89. Horse
90. Criollo chocolate
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
100. Snake

I have also added a few bonuses to the list of food that I believe should be tried by every good omnivore, including:

101. Bison
102. Emu Steaks
103. Chinese or Mongolian Hot Pot
104. Popcorn with Nutritional Yeast
105. Kimchi
106. Bird's Nest Soup

This set has taken me days to compile due to my need to find accurate representations and high quality photographs. If you have tried any of these, want to try them, or want to share what any of them taste like please comment here or at Flickr! Enjoy!

1 comment:

Anthem said...

Now that's a list of things worth trying. How about buffalo, kangaroo, emu and ostrich? I'd recommend chili pepper chocolate, too.