My Omnivore’s 100

Here’s my results for The Omnivore’s Hundred, a silly foodie “purity test”. Bold are items I’ve eaten; crossed-out items are ones I wouldn’t eat again. I score 70 out of 100, and clearly need to eat less Asian and more European cuisine ;)

  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
  39. Gumbo
  40. Oxtail
  41. Curried goat
  42. Whole insects
  43. Phaal
  44. Goat’s milk
  45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth $120 or more
  46. Fugu
  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
  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. Frog’s 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
  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
  86. Hare
  87. Goulash
  88. Flowers
  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

(thanks to this generator and mordaxus at Emergent Chaos for the link.)

This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Both comments and trackbacks are currently closed.

4 Comments

  1. Posted August 21, 2008 at 19:34 | Permalink

    Dulce de leche, bagna caude, oxtail, and sweetbreads are all great. Hostess Fruit Pie is probably the cheapest and easiest thing to find on that list (except for maybe roadkill), retailing about $0.25 in any American grocery store. Rattlesnake’s pretty good, if prepared well… The one I tried in Arizona reminded me of calamari.

  2. Posted August 21, 2008 at 22:58 | Permalink

    hey Andy! actually, getting hold of a Hostess Fruit Pie might be a little tricky, seeing as I’m back in Ireland these days. but I have no excuse for not getting around to oxtail, sweetbreads etc….

  3. Posted August 24, 2008 at 03:19 | Permalink

    You haven’t had Dulce de leche? For how fancy people think it is, it’s the easiest ice cream sauce (or whatever you’ll use it for) to make EVER.

    Buy a can of sweetened milk, boil water, put can in slowly boiling water, let it slowly boil for 3-4 hours (if I remember right), open can and serve.

  4. Posted August 27, 2008 at 19:50 | Permalink

    Hi Ask — actually, the big problem with dulce de leche is that, about 2 years back, I lost the ability to digest lactose properly :( thankfully I got through most of the other milk or cheese-based products on the list before that happened…