Thursday, October 16, 2008

Food Inspiration Omnivore 100 List~

I was a vegetarian for 7 years, but during this time I didn't eat tofu. That means no meat, no tofu, no variety. Since I have started to eat meat again I love trying foods, restaurants, anything with ingredients and creativity. I also am a little obsessed with Tofu right now. Thai food is best with it. Other's blogs help me with my pursuit of good food. Just yesterday I found out that TCBY has lean pumpkin yogurt and I was very excited. I also found the Omnivore 100 list on Very Good Taste blog and had some fun using to as a variety barometer. The ones in BOLD I have had. The ones that are blue have links. I attribute a lot of the items I have tasted in this list to my month in Europe, my new love for sashimi, and attempt to taste a lot of Indian food.

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
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
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
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 - sushi!
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut
50. Sea urchin - sushi!
51. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi
53. Abalone
54. Paneer - I am attempting to make a homemade version soon of The Yummy Life's recipe
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal
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 - It is a required fair eat!
68. Haggis
69. Fried plantain - La Isla has them as a reall good side dish with dipping sauces
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 - I am consumed with trying different varieties of eggs benedict right now.
83. Pocky
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant.
85. Kobe beef
86. Hare
87. Goulash
88. Flowers
89. Horse
90. Criollo chocolate
91. Spam - Try a mosubi (Hawaiian light meal) it is really good
92. Soft shell crab
93. Rose harissa
94. Catfish - Matt's in the Market Catfish sandwich is perfection
95. Mole poblano
96. Bagel and lox
97. Lobster Thermidor
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Snake

1 comment:

Surly Gourmand said...


You are gorgeous, and as a follower of my blog, obviously have astonishingly good taste in reading material.

Re: the Omnivore 100 List, you should definitely have venison with a black truffle sauce, then wash it down with cognac and a cigar this year. You'll simultaneously knock 3 things off your list, AND it'll make you feel like a 19th century Victorian capitalist (monocle, Union Jack, and bloated sense of righteousness not included).


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