I’m not one to usually participate in memes, but this one created by Andrew at Very Good Taste actually looked interesting. (I actually heard of it from Columbus Foodie.)

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 www.verygoodtaste.co.uk linking to your results.

The VGT Omnivore’s Hundred:

1. Venison
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare
5. Crocodile
6. Black pudding (blood pudding or blood sausage)
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 (can’t figure out what this is–not in my English or French dictionaries)
17. Black truffle (I’ve had truffles once or twice–can’t remember which one)
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes (lots of these wines are made in Colorado; I’ve also had vodka made from grapes–Ciroc)
19. Steamed pork buns
20. Pistachio ice cream
21. Heirloom tomatoes
22. Fresh wild berries (Do the raspberries that grew in my yard count?)
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 (don’t know what this is)
31. Wasabi peas
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl (I’ve certainly had clam chowder, two kinds, but in a bread bowl?)
33. Salted lassi
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float
36. Cognac with a fat cigar (A cigar is a drug, not food.)
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects
43. Phaal (don’t know what it is)
44. Goat’s milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more (Hmm. How much does Glenfiddich cost? I don’t like whiskey in general.)
46. Fugu (not sure what this is)
47. Chicken tikka masala
48. Eel
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut
50. Sea urchin
51. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi (don’t know what this one is)
53. Abalone
54. Paneer
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal
56. Spaetzle
57. Dirty gin martini
58. Beer above 8% ABV (not sure of this one)
59. Poutine (don’t know what this is)
60. Carob chips
61. S’mores
62. Sweetbreads
63. Kaolin (probably in some diarrhea medicine)
64. Currywurst
65. Durian
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 (don’t know what this is)
75. Roadkill (I’d eat it if it were fresh and there was some compelling reason to eat roadkill)
76. Baijiu (don’t know what this is)
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
78. Snail
79. Lapsang souchong
80. Bellini (does a mimosa count?)
81. Tom yum (heard of this; can’t remember what it is)
82. Eggs Benedict
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 (I think so–see the September theme on this blog)
91. Spam
92. Soft shell crab
93. Rose harissa
94. Catfish
95. Mole poblano
96. Bagel and lox
97. Lobster Thermidor (I’ve had lobster; not sure of the Thermidor)
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee (I’ve had coffee at the Boulder Farmer’s Market that the seller personally fetches from Jamaica)
100. Snake

A note: I looked some things up in my paper dictionary, but I was reluctant to look them up online. That seemed like cheating. So when I say, “I don’t know what this is,” it means it’s not in my Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary. (It’s the copyeditor in me; I can’t help it. Also, I wanted readers to know what I knew about food and what I didn’t.)

I tag Todd, Sex, and Colleen Cuisine.

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  1. […] Looks like I’ve had 59 out of 100, with 6 on my “no way” list.  Here’s how Beth answered. […]

  2. Beth September 14, 2008 at 10:09 am - Reply

    I think I’m around 60, but I’ve actually eaten alligator, not crocodile, and some of my answers are partial.

  3. Todd Bradley September 14, 2008 at 11:34 am - Reply

    I’m surprised you’ve never had clam chowder in a sourdough bread bowl. Maybe we should make a point to see that out for lunch today! 🙂

    And it’s easy to come by Pocky. They sell them at the place that used to be Siamese Plate To Go.

  4. Beth Partin September 14, 2008 at 8:15 pm - Reply

    Maybe I have had the chowder in a bowl–I’ve certainly had other soups in a bowl. Somehow I just can’t remember every meal!

    What the hell is Pocky?

  5. Todd Bradley November 15, 2012 at 10:07 am - Reply

    That spam bot is so complimentary! I want to point out that you’ve eaten a few more things on this list since you posted it. I know you’ve eaten fresh wild berries, blood sausage, curried goat, poutine, and tom yum. I even made you tom yum one time!