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Challenge for you:

The Omnivore’s Hundred
Here’s a chance for a little interactivity for all the bloggers out there. Below is a list of 100 things that I think every good omnivore should have tried at least once in their life. The list includes fine food, strange food, everyday food and even some pretty bad food – but a good omnivore should really try it all. Don’t worry if you haven’t, mind you; neither have I, though I’ll be sure to work on it. Don’t worry if you don’t recognise everything in the hundred, either; Wikipedia has the answers.

Here’s what I want you to do:

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 at verygoodtaste.co.uk linking to your results.

(I italicized the ones I'd try eagerly if someone put in front of me)

The VGT Omnivore’s Hundred:

1. Venison (very, very fresh venison, in fact. Wow!)
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare
5. Crocodile
6. Black pudding (really tasty, but I found it's bloodless counterpart disgusting)
7. Cheese fondue
8. Carp
9. Borscht
10. Baba ghanoush (eggplant, my long lost love...)
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 (first thing I learned to say in Chinese: char siu bao)
20. Pistachio ice cream
21. Heirloom tomatoes
22. Fresh wild berries
23. Foie gras
24. Rice and beans
25. Brawn, or head cheese (I actually liked this as a kid.)
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 (Never smoked a cigar 'til 3 years ago, but see its appeal)
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects
43. Phaal (someone please take me out for this stuff!)
44. Goat’s milk (fresh outta the goat, in fact!)
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more
46. Fugu (for lack of funds, not lack of interest)
47. Chicken tikka masala
48. Eel
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut
50. Sea urchin
51. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi
53. Abalone
54. Paneer
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal (never again)
56. Spaetzle
57. Dirty gin martini
58. Beer above 8% ABV (Mmm barleywine...)
59. Poutine (it's actually really good, for about five minutes...)
60. Carob chips
61. S’mores
62. Sweetbreads
63. Kaolin
64. Currywurst
65. Durian (aww, HELL no! Tastes exactly like it smells.)
66. Frogs’ legs
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 Please never let me be that hungry.
76. Baijiu/Moutai (WARNING: the only way to get this taste out of your mouth is by eating durian.)
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
78. Snail (really, there isn't much that I wouldn't try at a Chinese banquet.)
79. Lapsang souchong
80. Bellini
81. Tom yum
82. Eggs Benedict (little-known fact about me: I HATE egg yolks.)
83. Pocky
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant (@ the French Laundry, no less!)
85. Kobe beef (see #46)
86. Hare
87. Goulash
88. Flowers (P.S. if you've eaten an artichoke, this holds true for you too.)
89. Horse
90. Criollo chocolate
91. Spam
92. Soft shell crab (nor will I ever, due to allergies.)
93. Rose harissa
94. Catfish
95. Mole poblano
96. Bagel and lox
97. Lobster Thermidor (again, sounds good, but not worth anaphylactic shock)
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Snake

Now when you look at this list, it helps if you think of it in terms of my being a very adventuresome eater, even as a small child. My reaction at chicken feet being brought to our table at dim sum when I was four years old: "You mean you can eat those? Can I have one?" Naturally, I loved them.
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