Omnivore 100

So, courtesy of google reader, and another Luxe girl, I was inspired to take on this blog challenge. However, as I started to read through the list I wondered why as I’m not at all food adventurous – in fact I remember crying as I awaited my order of “scary food” when I was in a somewhat forced adventure situation. I’m half expecting that at the end of this my list of no forkin way will I ever try x will be longer than what I have tried and will be willing to try combined. Feel free to play along!

So, here we go…

Here are the rules:

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 linking to your results.

1. Venison
2. Nettle tea – no forkin idea wtf this is…
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare
5. Crocodile – I’ve had alligator, and it was actually yummy.
6. Black pudding
7. Cheese fondue
8. Carp – bottom feeder junk fish, no thanks…
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 – wtf is this??!?
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 – the liver filters toxins, somehow I’m not eating something that is full of toxins..no forkin way..hmm..I have had it, but I refuse to eat it, so I think refusal trumps here
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 – wtf is this?!
31. Wasabi peas
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl – hope to in New England in November
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
40. Oxtail – does oxtail soup count?
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects
43. Phaal
44. Goat’s milk – the cheese is too strong and pungent for me to be willing to try the source
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more
46. Fugu – no fugu way will I try something called fugu..especially when i dont have a clue what it is either!
47. Chicken tikka masala
48. Eel
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut
50. Sea urchin
51. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi – is this like bishybosh?
53. Abalone – probably won’t try, but they are nice to wear as jewelery on the beach
54. Paneer
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal
56. Spaetzle – Zehnders makes the best!
57. Dirty gin martini – gin makes me vomit
58. Beer above 8% ABV
59. Poutine
60. Carob chips
61. S’mores
62. Sweetbreads
63. Kaolin
64. Currywurst
65. Durian
66. Frogs’ legs – pas de cuisses de grenouille pour moi merci
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 – I wonder if the tasting evening at Le Blanc qualifies, because this was some crazy hardcore classy stuff, so elegant, and so awesome to have such neat dishes with wine pairings and a little story to go with it from the chef/server and sommelier. I really can’t wait to go here again, not sure if I’m brave enough to attempt others.
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
97. Lobster Thermidor
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee – really need to travel here soon and try it!
100. Snake

Ha! 38 things that I have tried. 29 are absolute no’s. The rest are undecided pending finding out what the hell they are or just haven’t tried but wouldn’t be opposed – like borscht.

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