The Omnivore's 100

So far this visit has been a lot of fun. My sister Jan and her two boys traveled with me from Salt Lake to my parents' house on Thursday. Since we arrived we've been busy eating Korean food, sightseeing (we took the boys to the Space Needle), shopping, going to the Korean spa, and eating more Korean food (the highlight Saturday was a fantastic all-you-can-eat BBQ place).

I've taken some pictures but I'm having trouble getting them off my camera so it looks like that photos will have to wait until I get back. Since I am photoless I thought I would post a meme today.

I'm usually not really big on memes, but I saw this one over at CityMama and thought it looked like fun. I don't like the chain-letter aspect of memes (I hate imposing on people), but if you want to post this meme on your blog, consider yourself tagged.

Here are the instructions:

1) Copy this list into your blog or journal, including these instructions.
2) Bold all the items you’ve eaten. (I've highlighted everything I've tried in orange)
3) Cross out any items that you would never consider eating. (As a practicing Mormon/teetotaler most of my items were alcohol-related.)
4) Optional extra: Post a comment here at linking to your results.

The VGT Omnivore’s Hundred:
1. Venison
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos Rancheros (N. makes a great version.)
4. Steak tartare (I had carpaccio for the first time last month, though.)
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 (In Utah you're more likely to find taco carts, which I love. I am a sucker for street food.)
16. Epoisses
17. Black truffle (Does truffle oil count? Eh, probably not.)
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
31. Wasabi peas
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl
33. Salted lassi (I usually go for the mango lassi)
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float
36. Cognac with a fat cigar
37. Clotted cream tea (I would love to have clotted cream with scones or berries, though.)
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects
43. Phaal
44. Goat’s milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more
46. Fugu
47. Chicken tikka masala
48. Eel (I love me some unagi rolls.)
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut
50. Sea urchin
51. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi (not a big fan)
53. Abalone
54. Paneer
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal (I oddly enough just never got around to having a Big Mac. I was more of a fish-sandwich-type-of kid.)
56. Spaetzle
57. Dirty gin martini
58. Beer above 8% ABV
59. Poutine
(One of N.'s favorites from his stay in Canada)
60. Carob chips
61. S'mores
62. Sweetbreads
63. Kaolin (I couldn't find out exactly what this was...some sort of food additive/Chinese herb?)
64. Currywurst
65. Durian (N. tells stories about these from when he lived in Singapore, but I haven't had a chance to try it yet.)
66. Frogs’ legs (I feel like I should have an open mind about them, but somehow I just can't.)
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 (Another standout in N.'s repetoire)
83. Pocky (One of my favorite childhood treats.)
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant.
85. Kobe beef
86. Hare
87. Goulash
88. Flowers
89. Horse (I wouldn't do that to you, my friend Flicka)
90. Criollo chocolate
91. Spam (rice+SPAM+kimchi+dried seaweed=awesome lunch)
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