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Well, the Omnivore’s hundred meme is getting a good bit of play, and as I think it’s a good list to keep track of, here goes. Bold I’ve eaten, Italic I really really mean to as soon as I get a chance. I won’t bother listing ‘never eats’ since I can’t imagine a thing I would refuse out of hand if the situation came up. I am surprised sushi isn’t on here, as that was such a threshold for me – once I’d intentionally eaten raw seafood and come to appreciate it, all the barriers came down.

The VGT Omnivore’s Hundred:

1. Venison – fresh from a hunter was much better than in a fancy restaurant
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare – not as good as beef Carpaccio
5. Crocodile
6. Black pudding
7. Cheese fondue
8. Carp
9. Borscht
10. Baba ghanoush – you know, probably, but I can’t place when
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
19. Steamed pork buns – Aren’t these just pot stickers?
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 – ? I think so at least
28. Oysters – on the half-shell even
29. Baklava
30. Bagna cauda
31. Wasabi peas – maybe. I’ve certainly seen one. I must have popped one into my mouth to try at some point.
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 –  I think this counts. I don’t remember exactly the type of jam or order of application ;)
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 – and I bought the bottle too :) yum.
46. Fugu
47. Chicken tikka masala
48. Eel – barbequed unagi, if that’s valid.
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut
50. Sea urchin
51. Prickly pear – ? but as dried fruit candy, so that may not count
52. Umeboshi – ? on sushi, so again, may not count
53. Abalone
54. Paneer
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal – man, that’s pathetic I don’t have that. But I always got a quarter pounder, or whatever their other sandwich was.
56. Spaetzle
57. Dirty gin martini
58. Beer above 8% ABV
59. Poutine
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 – again, this memory isn’t clear, but I think so.
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette – ? iffy. I’ve eaten pork intestines prepared szechuan style. But I think chitterlings may specifically imply southern
71. Gazpacho
72. Caviar and blini – Caviar without 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.
85. Kobe beef – ? another possible disqualification – it was ground into hamburger I think defeats the point.
86. Hare
87. Goulash
88. Flowers – most taste like lettuce. Nasturtiums taste nasty.
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

Which brings the total to 45, including seven of varying degrees of questionableness. I’ve got some work for me.

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