06 September 2008

Very Good Tastes Omnivore's Hundred

A fun blogging activity from VGT:

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 www.verygoodtaste.co.uk linking to your results.

The VGT Omnivore’s Hundred (my version)

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 £60/$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

I had to look up Epoisses, which turns out to be french cheese. I am pretty sure I have never had it, but not 100% certain. Bagna cauda, which is a kind of hot sauce, and Baijiu is vodka. I haven't had these either, but definitely would given the chance. I may have had Umeboshi, but am not certain.

I almost crossed out Whole Insects, but decided I might eat them under the right circumstances. Roadkill doesn't sound yummy, so I think might have to pass.

Horse (which I had as raw sushi) was not so delicious that I would order it again.


Anonymous said...

glad you allow anons, too much trouble to find my id/pass info

I found your blog looking for anti HFCS t-shirts, after the Corn Growers decided to spam our airwaves, I would have been happy for them, if they had touted the bio-fuel use, or the "hey it's tasty" angle - but the HFCS hey it's not bad, because it's made from corn, has incensed me

if you ever make the stickers into a t-shirt design, I'd be interested...heck little change needed too, since most Americans would actually contain HFCS

also wondering if you or anyone else has ever actually applied the stickers at the grocery store? I love the idea, but don't really want to go to jail over it (vandalism? right?)

thanks, bookmarking so I can make my way back here

buttonwillowsix said...

Did you ever see this shirt:


I covet it.

You are right, I should make it into a shirt! Isn't most of the carbon in our bodies from corn? There are a few shirts on Zazzles with this theme, but none that I think have great graphics.

I have applied a couple of stickers in grocery stores in different states, mostly on bread (lots of space, stickers stick well) and on salad dressing. But nothing more than a sticker here, sticker there, and I try to stay away from the UPC so I don't get in trouble. I do wonder if it is actually vandalism.

It is most fun to do a guerilla sticker campaign in an unsuspecting relative's fridge.

I have ideas for more stickers. The two I am working on right now are a 'This is not True Food' sticker and also a "Based on Real Food!" sticker which I am worried will take as a serious endorsement.

I have another idea to make some stickers with the basic ingredients for bread and put the ingredients list side-by-side with the ingredients list on bread packages.

Anonymous said...

I had gone through and saw that in your blog, and I love it too, I might have to get that

thank you :)

Anonymous said...

this morning I was looking around, and ran into some shirts I thought you might find interesting


buttonwillowsix said...

Excellent! I especially like the magnet found here National Action Against Obesity Cafe Press Store

buttonwillowsix said...

New HFCS shirt coming atcha....