Omnivore 100 – Are you an Adventurous Foodie?

October 26, 2008 Katja Presnal

Omnivore 100 – Are you an Adventurous Foodie?




Jessica Knows always something you want to know. Like this 100 foods you should have tried (or maybe not after reading the list). I thought this meme was fun, and I’d like you to join me in my food adventure. I want to know which one of these you have tried!

“The list below includes 100 foods that Andrew at Very Good Taste thinks every omnivore should try at least once. Have questions about the 100? Check out Hundred Reasons, a helpful FAQ of sorts. I’ve added some links to the items I wasn’t sure about, just in case you’re wondering about things like pho and phaal, too.”

Here are the rules, please join in on the fun:

1) Copy this list into your blog or journal, including these instructions.
2) Bold all the items you’ve eaten. (NOTE: text color Red items are food’s I’ve tried but won’t try again.)
3) Cross out any items that you would never consider eating.
4) Optional extra: Post a comment at www.verygoodtaste.co.uk linking to your results.

The VGT Omnivore’s Hundred:

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 Gabi
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 (I had to google it, but when I knew what it was- I actually loved it when I was a kid)
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 Jell-O (Vodka yes, Jell-O, no)
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail (I guess I could taste it..?)
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects
43. Phaal
44. Goat’s milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth $120 or more (because I can’t afford it :)
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 can’t believe how many of these I had to google what there were – some of them I had tried even though I didn’t know the name for them.


Katja Presnal

Katja Presnal shows how to live Nordic inspired life to the fullest and plan your dream life. Katja owns Presnal5 strategic marketing intelligence agency and wants to help marketing professionals to combine a dream career and dream life via freelance work. Katja is an award-winning marketing strategist, and a well-known speaker. Katja has lived in five different countries, and seven states in the USA. Her three children were all born in different countries within three years. When not working or jet-setting the world, Katja is at home cooking big family dinners. She has been featured in NY Times, Glamour, Redbook, Fodor's, Forbes and Woman's Day magazines among many other national and international publications and written for MTV3 and Lifetime TV networks.

Comments (5)

  1. Anonymous

    Black puddings were fairly common when I was growing up in Newfoundland (huge British influences). I remember them as rather tasty but would certainly not go out of my way to try them again–they are also known as blood puddings. I have had goat curry at a Jamaican restaurant in Toronto and quite enjoyed it.

  2. Feedback Secrets

    Thanks, this is an awesome list. I’ve tried 27 of the listed items. I wonder what score Andrew Zimmern, from Bizarre Foods, would get.

    I definitely need to look up some things like Aloo Gabi, Baiju, and Poutine.

  3. Vicki Flaugher

    I consider myself a foodie, but some of these items I will have to google to know what they are. I am pleased that I have had nearly everything on the list – surprising….I have some adventurous homework to do!

    Thanks for the fun article.

    Vicki Flaugher
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