Sunday, November 2, 2008

food blog game: The Omnivore's Hundred

The Omnivore's Hundred

I recently read the Omnivore's Hundred on a local food blog , but it originated on the British blog Very Good Taste. Having eaten a vegan diet for 16+ years, and being mostly veg for 6 years before that, I was curious how I'd score.

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. (I turned them red instead. And there are quite a few bolded items I would never consider eating now!)
4) Optional extra: Post a comment here at linking to your results.

Veganf's Omnivore’s Hundred:

1. Venison
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros (but I've made a tofu version)
4. Steak tartare
5. Crocodile
6. Black pudding
7. Cheese fondue (had some shortly before going vegan...anyone do vegan 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 (as a kid in NYC)
16. Epoisses (my father was a cheese fanatic)
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 (I've made it without anchovies though)
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 (vegan version...hey, it doesn't specify what kind!)
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects
43. Phaal (dying to try it, as I love super spicy Indian food!)
44. Goat’s milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more
46. Fugu
47. Chicken tikka masala (love a vegan version though)
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 (but I bet a vegan version would be easy with silken tofu)
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 (I've had it vegan though! Caviart is brilliant)
73. Louche absinthe (I've had absinthe, but never with the louche ritual)
74. Gjetost or brunost
75. Roadkill
76. Baijiu
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
78. Snail
79. Lapsang souchong
80. Bellini
81. Tom yum (back in the day I ate around the seafood--now I order it vegan)
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 (but I've made a vegan version with salted eggplant)
97. Lobster Thermidor
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Snake

40%...more than I thought.
Your turn!

1 comment:

smithsan said...

The Omnivore’s Hundred has been making its way around the blogs and has even spawned a vegetarian version. Both hundred item lists are featured here and it looks like I still have a long way to go. In the spirit of open mindedness
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