The Omnivore’s Hundred: Dandelion Path Edition

While visiting one of my favorite blogs, ”Almost Fit” I found a fun little activity to participate in. It’s originally taken from the Very Good Taste blog. Here’s what VGT has to say about it:
“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 you 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 http://www.verygoodtaste.co.uk linking to your results.

The Dandelion Path Omnivore’s Hundred:

1. Venison - Not yet. I’ve had some in my freezer for a few months that I got from a friend. I just need to figure out how I want to cook it up!
2. Nettle tea (This is very nutritious by the way. I like to drink it with dandelion & mint)
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare
5. Crocodile Does alligator count? If so, I just had some in Florida this spring.
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 (I’m trying to avoid all hot dogs now because of the nitrites)
16. Epoisses
17. Black truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
19. Steamed pork buns (I’ve had barbeque, YUM, but I don’t think I’ve had this)
20. Pistachio ice cream
21. Heirloom tomatoes (Just had some this week)
22. Fresh wild berries (blueberries we found while camping as a kid. They were SO good!)
23. Foie gras (I know liver is super good for you but I can’t stand the taste! I would be willing to at least TRY this however)
24. Rice and beans (Haitian rice & beans is our all-time favorite meal around here)
25. Brawn, or head cheese
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper
27. Dulce de leche (Dear friends from the Dominican Republic used to make this for us and it is SO yummy!)
28. Oysters
29. Baklava (This was what was served the day of my home-birth as well as my first birthday! Homemade is the best!)
30. Bagna cauda
31. Wasabi peas
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl (Haven’t had this but it sounds delicious!)
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 (didn’t like it though)
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects (This is actually a nightmare of mine! I know some cultures eat them but I’m scared to death to try!)
43. Phaal
44. Goat’s milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more (I’d taste it if someone else was paying for it ;)
46. Fugu (I’m too nervous they wouldn’t get the poison out!)
47. Chicken tikka masala
48. Eel
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut (Hey, when the sign says, “HOT & FRESH” who couldn’t resist one of these on occasion?)
50. Sea urchin (as long as it’s cooked)
51. Prickly pear (not sure if I’d try this one. Isn’t it spikey?)
52. Umeboshi
53. Abalone
54. Paneer
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 (I actually prefer each item separately though)
62. Sweetbreads
63. Kaolin
64. Currywurst
65. Durian
66. Frogs’ legs (I couldn’t eat these after seeing that Muppet movie! You gotta love Kermit!)
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake
68. Haggis
69. Fried plantain (This goes very well with the rice & beans)
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 can’t believe I haven’t had this yet)
83. Pocky
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant.
85. Kobe beef
86. Hare
87. Goulash
88. Flowers (some nice ones are violets, roses & nasturtiums)
89. Horse
90. Criollo chocolate
91. Spam (Unfortunately I think I HAVE had this!)
92. Soft shell crab
93. Rose harissa
94. Catfish
95. Mole poblano
96. Bagel and lox (Had the bagel but not the lox)
97. Lobster Thermidor
98. Polenta (I just made this for the first time a few weeks ago and hope to make it again!)
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Snake

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