Thursday, August 21, 2008


What's your Omnivore 110 score?

When I checked out Ally's blog (www.culinaryinfatuation), it seemed she'd been doing a bit of blog hopping, too. On , Ally read about the Omnivore 100 score. Like Ally, I thought it would be fun to play along and get my Omnivore 100 score. All you do is this: copy and paste the list onto your blog (if you have one), go through the list and bold all the items you've eaten. Use red to denote the items you would never consider eating. Use blue to denote the items you would like to try. I added my own notation: italicize those items that you don't recognize. If you don't have a blog, just copy and paste into a document and do the same. Here goes.

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 (ate it by accident; hate tuna)
31. Wasabi peas
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl (still don't like clam chowder!)
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 (no big deal!)
50. Sea urchin
51. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi
53. Abalone
54. Paneer
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal (many moons ago)
56. Spaetzle
57. Dirty gin martini
58. Beer above 8% ABV (alcohol by volume)
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 (I did make a roadkill cake once for a big game party)
76. Baijiu
77. Hostess Fruit Pie (yuk! Larry eats one every weekend)
78. Snail
79. Lapsang souchong
80. Bellini (had my first in Venice at Harry's Bar)
81. Tom yum
82. Eggs Benedict
83. Pocky
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant
85. Kobe beef
86. Hare/rabbit
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

My score is 53.


  1. Arlne, thanks for stopping by my site. I hope you do try the Piloncillo Pound Cake. It really is easy to make and very tasty. Oooh, I like your smashed potatoes. They would also be good with cruchy chicken fingers. Thank you sweetie. I'll be talking to you again.

  2. Oh my goodness, some of those are real YUK!! Some of those are real YUMMY! Some of those you couldn't pay me to eat. Some of those I eat too much of. Does that put my score anywhere??? LOL
    Hugs, Peg

  3. I loved doing this! I actually had to look up many of the items on the list!

  4. I did this list and will be posting it probably on Friday. Half of the stuff I had to google LOL

  5. Arlene, making the ones you won't try red was genius - I edited mine!

  6. I love this list! I just did mine and got 65 items that I have tried. I referenced that I found the list on your site as well :-)

  7. You're missing out on poutine. It's a positive heart attack on a plate - french fries, with cheddar cheese curds (so before aging), topped with a hot chicken gravy, which melts the cheese.

    Here's my attempt at making it in Philly:


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