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The Omnivore's Hundred - Mark's Journal
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The Omnivore's Hundred
I've seen lots of you do this, but eatingithaca finally got me to. If you want to play along, copy and paste the list, bold what you've eaten, italicize what you'd like to try, and strike through what you'd never consider eating. (There's not much I wouldn't try.)

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/Jell-O
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. 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
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
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pickled_cotton From: pickled_cotton Date: October 3rd, 2008 07:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
In a long story, evidenced by the fact that I don't associate with an ex-boyfriend anymore, I ate venison AS roadkill. Not that I knew this, it shouldn't go without saying, until AFTERWARDS.
tess_azure From: tess_azure Date: October 3rd, 2008 08:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
That must be one heck of a story!!!
pickled_cotton From: pickled_cotton Date: October 3rd, 2008 08:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
Let me sum it up...

ICK!
tess_azure From: tess_azure Date: October 3rd, 2008 10:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ha ha I bet!!! :-)
zercool From: zercool Date: October 4th, 2008 01:31 am (UTC) (Link)
I have no inherent objection to removing the best pieces from a freshly-struck deer. Some of the best venison I've ever had came from a deer hit one morning; a friend and I took the backstraps out and grilled them for dinner that night. Delicious.
pickled_cotton From: pickled_cotton Date: October 4th, 2008 01:33 am (UTC) (Link)
My objection was moreso that he fed me roadkill without mentioning it WAS roadkill.
mhaithaca From: mhaithaca Date: October 4th, 2008 02:18 am (UTC) (Link)

My friend Janis is mostly vegetarian, but actually has no problem eating meat from an animal that was killed accidentally. Deer are hit by cars all the time, and it would be a shame for those animals to go to waste if the carcass is usable!

When I was in a friend's car and he hit a deer that had already been hit, I called the state police to report it since the deer was right on the side of the road and seemed to be still alive. Jon was curious why the police dispatcher asked if we wanted the animal. I explained it was because in New York, they apparently have to offer it to you if you hit it... and if you don't want it, they can have it. Venison is valuable! :-)
yinshu From: yinshu Date: October 3rd, 2008 08:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
I hate to tell you this, but I think you made a mistake-- you definitely want to try gjetost.
you wannnnnnnnt to tryyyyy eeeiiitt!!! @_@ *makes swirly hypno-eyes at you*
(especially with crisp apple slices.... om nom nom nom!)
mhaithaca From: mhaithaca Date: October 4th, 2008 02:35 am (UTC) (Link)

Oh, the not-italicized things aren't ones I wouldn't like to try, they're just not things I have an urgent need to. :-) So where should I find some gjetost to try?
yinshu From: yinshu Date: October 4th, 2008 09:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
heh, I actually found it at Wegmans a couple of times. It comes in a little red square european-looking package.
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