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The Very Good Taste Omnivore's Hundred

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 at http://www.verygoodtaste.co.uk/uncategorised/the-omnivores-hundred/ linking to your results. (They also have Wikipedia links to some of the obscure ones.)
5) Italicize the ones you'd especially like to try.

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
(blackberry, plum, apple)
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
One of the tastiest things in the world.
33. Salted lassi
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float
36. Cognac with a fat cigar
It's the cigar here that's problematical.
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O
... not quite. It was made with wine instead.
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects
A mosquito, on a childhood bright idea, along the lines of revenge.
43. Phaal
44. Goat’s milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more
46. Fugu
47. Chicken tikka masala
Not yet, but I was on the chicken/tikka cluster so I sort of have to, plus scaryjeff would smack me if I never tried it.
48. Eel
Not a fan.
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut
Not a fan, but I'll take it over eel.
50. Sea urchin
51. Prickly pear
I'm in Arizona now, so I sort of have to.
52. Umeboshi
53. Abalone
54. Paneer
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal
I'm counting this because I've had the components separately.
56. Spaetzle
57. Dirty gin martini
58. Beer above 8% ABV
Beer is not my friend in general.
59. Poutine
60. Carob chips
NOT a fan.
61. S’mores
...if you try to make this with carob without a good and sufficient reason, I'm'a stab.
62. Sweetbreads
63. Kaolin
Not as geophagy, but as a necessary side effect of being a potter's daughter and getting clay all over, including in the mouth.
64. Currywurst
65. Durian
I think I'd have to try this if offered, just to say I have. But then, I haven't smelled it yet. I don't think I'd seek it out.
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
Only if I knew it was fresh, you know? But the traditional thing that happens in Alaska with a roadkilled moose is that it's butchered and given to the local food bank or homeless shelter, in sufficiently large areas. (They're protected outside of hunting season, so it's not good practice to give it to the person who just probably got their car totaled.)
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
Specifically, sugared lemon gem marigolds. Grow, harvest blossoms with enough stem to dip, rinse and allow to dry, dip in egg white and coat in sugar, store in refrigerator until eaten. So good.
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
Gone away, gone ahead,
Echoes roll unanswered.
Empty, open, dusty, dead.
Why have all the Weyrfolk fled?

Where have dragons gone together
Leaving weyrs to wind and weather,
Setting herdbeasts free of tether;
Gone, our safeguards, gone, but whither?

Have they flown to some new weyr
Where cruel Threads some others fear?
Are they worlds away from here?
Why, oh why the empty weyr?

-- "The Question Song", Anne McCaffrey
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