~picture from the North River Winery in Bennington, VT~

I saw this on Elly’s blog today – and thought what a cool idea! I think that trying new things – especially FOOD is a great way to expand your horizons and I wanted to see how I was doing…so here goes….if you you too want to play along …

Here’s what 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.

The VGT Omnivore’s Hundred:

1. Venison
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare
5. Crocodile (does alligator count?)
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 (would love to try!)
17. Black truffle (just infused oil)
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes (ICK!) —-
See this post
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 (would love to try!)
31. Wasabi peas
32. Clam Chowder in Soudough Bowl
33. Salted Lassi
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float
36. Cognac with a Fat Cigar
37. Clotted Cream Tea (just clotted cream)
38. Vodka Jelly/Jell-O
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat

42. Whole insects – Here is my cousin Patrick who is in Beijing right now eating a grasshopper (I literally JUST found this video, right after I commented to Valli below! How weird is that????)

See more about Patrick and the “Forbidden Bloggers” at the end of this post!

43. Phaal
44. Goat’s milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth $120 or more
46. Fugu (why risk it?)
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 (not sure)
59. Poutine (I SO WANT TO HAVE SOME!)
60. Carob chips
61. S’mores
62. Sweetbreads
63. kaolin
64. Currywurst (sounds good!)
65. Durian
66. Frogs’ legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake (all of them, thankfully! 🙂
68. Haggis
69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings (I have had the sheep version) or andouillette
71. Gazpacho
72. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absinthe
74. Gjetost or brunost (I LIVED on this this when I lived in Norway! There is nothing on earth like it!)
75. Roadkill
76. Baijiu (I have had Korean Soju, which is the same)
77. Hostess Fruit Pie (ewwww)
78. Snail
79. Lapsang Souchong
80. Bellini
81. Tom Yum
82. Eggs Benedict
83. Pocky
84. 3 Michelin Star Tasting Menu (I am so planning to do this!)
85. Kobe beef
86. Hare
87. Goulash
88. Flowers
89. Horse
90. Criollo chocolate
91. Spam
92. Soft shell crab
93. Rose Harissa (I have only had regular Harissa – pity me!)
94. Catfish
95. Mole Poblano
96. Bagel and Lox
97. Lobster Thermidor (this sounds like heaven on a plate)
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Snake (sounds icky, but I’d try it)

I just need to boast a bit, my super awesome cousin Patrick had the oppurtunity to go to Beijing with some a group of students from GW grad school. You can check out their video podcasts here:They call themselves the Forbidden Bloggers.

I leave you with a tea tasting video: