I'm posting it here for any of you who have blogs, but also for nonbloggers' recreational pleasure. What have you eaten? What would you refuse to eat, if anything? What items do you think should be on the list but are missing? And if any of you have eaten kaolin, please let me know how it was.
Here are the instructions:
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.
And here's my list, with comments in parentheses.
The VGT Omnivore’s Hundred:
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros (as often as possible!)
4. Steak tartare
6. Black pudding
7. Cheese fondue (my New Year's Eve favorite)
10. Baba ghanoush
12. Pho (now I'm craving it for lunch)
13. PB&J sandwich
14. Aloo gobi
15. Hot dog from a street cart (and more notably, from a truck: Speed's!)
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 (still one of my favorite meals)
25. Brawn, or head cheese (thanks, Jamie Bissonnette)
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper
27. Dulce de leche
28. Oysters (as often as possible!)
29. Baklava (I make a mean one)
30. Bagna cauda
31. Wasabi peas
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl
33. Salted lassi
35. Root beer float
36. Cognac with a fat cigar (I've had both, but not together)
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O (how did I get through college without trying this?)
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects (not to my knowledge, at least)
43. Phaal (in my dreams... or maybe my nightmares)
44. Goat’s milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more
46. Fugu (it didn't have much taste, but I lived -- ate it here)
47. Chicken tikka masala
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut
50. Sea urchin
51. Prickly pear
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal (I've had bites, but I don't think I've ever had my own)
57. Dirty gin martini
58. Beer above 8% ABV
60. Carob chips (child of the '70s here)
61. S’mores (though never with carob, thank goodness)
65. Durian (and durian ice cream)
66. Frogs’ legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears, or funnel cake (um, all of the above)
69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings or andouillette (the latter. did. not. like.)
72. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absinthe (see story here)
74. Gjetost, or brunost (my BFF is Norwegian)
Roadkill (I know there is an ethical argument to be made for this -- my Alaskan friend regularly eats deer that have recently been struck -- but I'm not going there)
76. Baijiu (I've had shochu -- the shiso-infused version is amazing -- and soju, but I don't think I've had baijiu)
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
79. Lapsang souchong
81. Tom yum
82. Eggs Benedict
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant.
85. Kobe beef
88. Flowers (I love nasturtiums in salad)
89. Horse (don't mind if I don't)
90. Criollo chocolate
91. Spam (I've never had it! I confess!)
92. Soft shell crab
93. Rose harissa (had lots of the non-rose variety)
95. Mole poblano (if this isn't bolded for you, try Angela's Cafe in East Boston)
96. Bagel and lox
97. Lobster Thermidor
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Snake (I suspect I ate it in China, but I'm not sure)
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