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Eaters everywhere: the omnivore’s hundred

December 14, 2008

A very smart blogger started a questionnaire called the Omnivore’s Hundred. It is a smattering of a world of food, specialties from regions far and wide. It was posted several months ago but the list of participants is growing all the time.

So, I got involved. One was supposed to bold all of the yes’s and leave the no’s… it is an interesting list!

The VGT Omnivore’s Hundred:

  1. Venison – yes
  2. Nettle tea – yes
  3. Huevos rancheros – si
  4. Steak tartare – oui
  5. Crocodile – alligator! but not croc…
  6. Black pudding – yes.
  7. Cheese fondue – oh hell yes!
  8. Carp – hmmm, no.
  9. Borscht – yes
  10. Baba ghanoush – yes
  11. Calamari – yup.
  12. Pho – as often as possible
  13. PB&J sandwich – yes…no brainer
  14. Aloo gobi – yes and yum
  15. Hot dog from a street cart – I’m a New Yorker!
  16. Epoisse – yes
  17. Black truffle – mmmmm. yes
  18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes – yes. plum, apple
  19. Steamed pork buns – oh the dumpling window on Grand Street!
  20. Pistachio ice cream – yes.
  21. Heirloom tomatoes – yes, thx Diner.
  22. Fresh wild berries – yes.
  23. Foie gras – oh yeah!
  24. Rice and beans – yes
  25. Brawn, or head cheese – yes, in Germany
  26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper – yep.
  27. Dulce de leche – yes
  28. Oysters – many
  29. Baklava – yes
  30. Bagna cauda – yes
  31. Wasabi peas – yes
  32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl – no… I have breadbowl-phobia
  33. Salted lassi – no…only mango
  34. Sauerkraut – yes
  35. Root beer float – yes…with whiskey cherries
  36. Cognac with a fat cigar – mmm. yes
  37. Clotted cream tea – no but I hear great things
  38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O – yes. I was young once
  39. Gumbo – yes! thx Chef Brent Sims
  40. Oxtail – yes
  41. Curried goat – yes, the East Indian Day Parade has the best!!
  42. Whole insects – si. chauplines en Mexico
  43. Phaal – no but i’m gonna find it!
  44. Goat’s milk – only in the form of cheese, yogurt, or ice cream
  45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £/$ or more – wholesale or retail!? anyway, yes.
  46. Fugu – nope
  47. Chicken tikka masala – yes. mmm!
  48. Eel – yes
  49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut – yes
  50. Sea urchin – oh yes!
  51. Prickly pear – yes
  52. Umeboshi – yes, often
  53. Abalone – yes! eco-fished and delicious
  54. Paneer – yesum!
  55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal – not lately but yes
  56. Spaetzle – at the restaurant we make all the time
  57. Dirty gin martini – yes. janiiiiine
  58. Beer above % ABV – oh canada!
  59. Poutine – called ‘couch potatoes’ in the NYC
  60. Carob chips – yes…my mom made us do healthy things
  61. S’mores – yes!
  62. Sweetbreads – yes.
  63. Kaolin – seems it is an ingredient in toothpaste, so i guess so
  64. Currywurst – no
  65. Durian – maybe…in taiwan. counts as a ‘no’ if i am unsure
  66. Frogs’ legs – yes
  67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake – all of the above
  68. Haggis – from a can!! so…no. not authentically.
  69. Fried plantain – si.
  70. Chitterlings, or andouillette – yes. me no like.
  71. Gazpacho – sure
  72. Caviar and blini – yes
  73. Louche absinthe – yes Hotel Delmano. In style.
  74. Gjetost, or brunost – no
  75. Roadkill – no
  76. Baijiu – no
  77. Hostess Fruit Pie – yes. blueberry was my fave
  78. Snail – yes
  79. Lapsang souchong – yes
  80. Bellini – yes
  81. Tom yum – yes
  82. Eggs Benedict – yes
  83. Pocky – yes. regular and ‘for men’ flavor
  84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant. – ate at Le Bernadin but i think we ordered a la carte
  85. Kobe beef – no
  86. Hare – yes
  87. Goulash – yes
  88. Flowers – yes
  89. Horse – yes
  90. Criollo chocolate – yes
  91. Spam – yeah
  92. Soft shell crab – yes
  93. Rose harissa – wow! with rose…no
  94. Catfish – yes
  95. Mole poblano – yes, en Mexico tambien. I learned how to make it in a cooking class here.
  96. Bagel and lox – again…new yorker!
  97. Lobster Thermidor – no, funny someone just asked me how to make it
  98. Polenta – yes
  99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee – yes
  100. Snake – yes! in powder form!!

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