Friday, August 22, 2008

VGT 100

I saw this over at Mary's the other day, and she saw it at Stephanie's, who found it over at Very Good Taste - the 100 things that Very Good Taste thinks everyone should eat at least once in their life. 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 here at linking to your results.

The VGT Omnivore’s Hundred:

Here's my results -

1. Venison - I do not eat venison, but was tricked into trying some. Not once, but twice, in my 20's. I think that's very mean.
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 - had to google this, it's a type of cheese washed in rainwater. doesn't that sound romantic?
17. Black truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes - Elephant Island, baby.
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 - google - hottest type of curry
44. Goat’s milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more
46. Fugu
47. Chicken tikka masala
48. Eel - yuck.
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 - i don't know, google is giving me clay. but i wouldn't eat clay.
64. Currywurst - sausage with curry and ketchup???? yes please!
65. Durian
66. Frogs’ legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake
68. Haggis
69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette jesus! nononononononononono
71. Gazpacho
72. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absinthe
74. Gjetost, or brunost i would try this. google revealed that a cheese shop i used to go to in calgary sells it. wish i'd known that last year.
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 - I think i had snake once. I'll have to check with Scott.


Anonymous said...

Well guess I'll have to shove a Hostess Fruit Pie in your next care package so you can knock it off your list ;-)

I'm surprised at all the sea food being knocked off that hadn't eaten.

OH and if you mom ever gave you kaopetate (sp) for an upset tummy then you have had Kaolin. It was used as a binding in it until 1988.

Annie said...

I feel very "food ignorant" right now. Wow, there are a lot of foods listed that I've never even heard of. And some that I wish I didn't know about! ;)

Sara said...

mary - i am not a huge fan of seafood. and if kaolin is clay, what an odd thing to put on a food list.

annie - i agree!

Unknown said...

I cannot believe that you haven't had a S'more! You so need to make this when it gets cool and try it. Mmm! As to the clay...believe it or not, there are a LOT of people (especially down south) who eat it. It's one of those things that people "crave" when they are severely anemic. Also, here, a lot of grandmothers have told their children it's good for them; pregnant women often "crave" it b/c of anemia, too.

Believe it or not, I've eaten horse. We lived in Kyrgyzstan for a year and when we ate (for like 4 hours...8 courses...ugh!) at a national's house, they served horse as part of the appetizers. I wouldn't eat it again but it wasn't gross...very fatty.

Sara said...

Claire, I know, I am probably one of the few who have never had a smore. When I was younger I probably would have killed for one, but now they don't really appeal to me. But if I was offered one I wouldn't turn it down. As for the clay, I have heard that some pregnant women eat it. How strange. Do they buy it in the store? Seriously, I am wondering. You ate horse! Everyone is free to do what they like, but there is no way I could eat horse.
Thanks for the comment!

Elizabeth said...

I don't really like marshmallows, Sara, and never have. But I LOVE s'mores. You really should try one. They're delicious. (and oh so good for you because of the Graham crackers)


tavolini said...

Kaolin is clay! They sell it in the gas stations in rural parts of Georgia. I couldn't quite believe it the first time I saw it. Want me to send you some?