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[meme] 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.

The rules of the meme:
1) Bold those you have tried
2) Strikethrough those you wouldn’t eat on a bet.
3) Italicize any item you’ll never eat again.
4) Asterisk any items you’d be interested in trying but have not yet.

1. Venison
2. *Nettle tea
3. *Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare
5. *Crocodile (I’ve had alligator, do they taste different?)
6. Black pudding alias blood pudding alias blood sausage
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 – Apple, cherry, and a very small amount of homebrew watermelon wine. (Very small amount because it was a failed attempt…)
19. Steamed pork buns
20. Pistachio ice cream
21. Heirloom tomatoes – pulled some from the garden today!
22. Fresh wild berries
23. Foie gras
24. Rice and beans
25. Brawn, or head cheese – uncomfortably close to eating braaaains!
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper Possibly in microdoses, on a bet.
27. Dulce de leche
28. Oysters
29. Baklava – one of the few super-sweet things I like!
30. *Bagna cauda
31. Wasabi peas – oh hells yes
32. *Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl – but not together (yet!)
33. Salted lassi – Tried mango lassi, wasn’t a fan
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float
36. Cognac with a fat cigar – again, not together. Not a fan of the smoking.
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly alias J*llo(r)(tm)(c) Shots.
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail mmmmm
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects – Salted roasted crickets (bugs swallowed by accident don’t count)
43. Phaal – Sounds too hot for my tastes
44. Goat’s milk – Goat cheese, but no fresh milk
45. Malt whisky
46. *Fugu – I’d try this in sample quantities (Or on my deathbed)
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 – I pretty much will only eat this while stranded in an airport terminal. Used to love ’em though.
56. *Spaetzle
57. Dirty gin martini – Gin, blech
58.
Beer above 8% ABV
59.
Poutine – Totally eh?
60. *Carob chips – I’ve heard they taste horrible, but I’ll try it once.
61. S’mores
62. *Sweetbreads – thymus glands. Ironically ‘sweetmeats’ are confections (not related to meat)
63. Kaolin – According to a couple sources this is clay (maybe a food additive, but not food).
64. *Currywurst
65. Durian – I’d maybe taste it on a bet.
66. Frogs’ legs – Damn good
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake
68. Haggis – it tastes a lot better than it sounds
69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette – Doesn’t sound good
71. Gazpacho
72. Caviar and blini
73. *Louche absinthe
74. *Gjetost, or brunost
75. Roadkill – I think we ate a turtle once after it was hit by our car.
76. *Baijiu – It can’t be any worse than Linie.
77. Hostess Fruit Pie – Blech.
78. Snail – Good in garlic sauce
79. *Lapsang souchong – sounds good
80. *Bellini – I am not ashamed of liking girlie drinks
81. *Tom yum
82. Eggs Benedict
83. Pocky
84. Kobe beef (American; may not count)
85. Hare – they were all over the place around my parents’ house
86. Goulash
87. Flowers
89. *Horse
90. Criollo – ??? (too generic – according to Wikipedia this could refer to cow, horse, sausage, chocolate, a type of grape…)
91. Spam – I wouldn’t recommend it
92. Soft shell crab
93. *Rose harissa
94. Catfish
95. *Mole poblano
96. Bagel and lox
97. Lobster
98. Polenta
99. *Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. *Snake