The Omnivore’s Hundred

Courtesy of the marvelous Charlene Anderson, I bring you:

The Omnivore’s Hundred

The Omnivore’s Hundred is a list of foods the gastronomic Andrew Wheeler thinks everyone should try at least once in their lives.

Here’s the drill…bold the foods you have tried, and strike through those you wouldn’t touch on a bet.

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 (Oh GAWD yes Pho!!! And god bless Andrea for introducing me to it!)

13. PB&J sandwich

14. Aloo gobi

15. Hot dog from a street cart? (Twenty-six years later, I still miss the guy in Cleveland outside the hospital.)

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 (picked ’em myself even)

23. Foie gras

24. Rice and beans

25. Brawn, or head cheese

26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper

27. Dulce de leche

28. Oysters (only cooked, though, not raw)

29. Baklava

30. Bagna cauda

31. Wasabi peas

32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl

33. Salted lassi

34. Sauerkraut

35. Root beer float (I’d rather have a Coke float, though)

36. Cognac with a fat cigar (yes to the cognac, no to the cigar)

37. Clotted cream tea

38. Vodka jelly

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 (as sushi, didn’t care for it)

49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut HOT FROM THE OVEN!!!!

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 (why bother???)

61. S?mores

62. Sweetbreads

63. Kaolin (I’m guessing medications containing it count)

64. Currywurst

65. Durian (and lived to smell about it)

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 (c’mon, don’tcha mean wabbit?)

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


Looking at the list, apparently I’ll eat pretty much anything that doesn’t involve animal innards??