the omnivore’s hundred: would you eat it?

Truffles? Blini? Insects? From the ridiculous to the sublime, Very Good Taste wants to know what you would eat. Their meme, The Omnivore’s Hundred (found via Voracious) has gone worldwide in very short time. It’s a list of 100 items that you answer if you’ve eaten, would eat, or would never eat, following some simple rules:

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 at Very Good Taste linking to your results.

My list is below — we’d love to see yours! –Mary T.

Mary T’s VGT Omnivore’s Hundred:
1. Venison
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare
5. Crocodile
6. Black pudding…

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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 (Only the oil, alas.)
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes (I can’t say it was good!)
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 (Ugh — remember when that was trendy?)
37. Clotted cream tea (In Bellevue, KY no less!)
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects (Larvets — also known as toasted mealworms. That’s my nephew holding the bag in the photo above. I managed one!)
43. Phaal (I’m wimpy when it comes to hot food.)
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 (I know not everyone would agree, but this was the worst thing I’ve ever eaten.)
51. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi
53. Abalone (I wish!)
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

From our partners

Hmm. I’ve eaten lots of things, it seems. Many of the items on this list were things I’d never heard of. Mainly, I’m squeamish about the idea of eating reptiles or amphibeans. But I suppose if I were starving I wouldn’t be so fussy.

I can only imagine eating roadkill that was entirely fresh, and only if unbelievably hungry.

And although I’ve eaten insects covered in chocolate on a dare, I’d rather not consume any more.


Heh. “Amphibeans.”

Do you know something about kobe beef that I don’t? It doesn’t seem to match with your other ‘would not eats’.

Maybe I’m thinking of the wrong thing?

Oh, and I thought sea urchin was disgusting too – it tasted like low tide. Maybe we got bad ones?


If crocodile tastes anything like alligator – YUM!!!! You definitely should try it if you’re ever in Louisiana.

Mary T

PlantingOaks, my issue is with how the kobe beef cows are immobilized. It’s obvious I’m not a vegetarian but I was for a long time and lately I’ve been trending that way again. Certain practices just seem unnecessarily cruel.

I am impressed you ate larva–that just tops it all.

Mary T

Hey, guys — tell us what on the list you ate! : )

Tiffany S.

Let’s go eat Bagna cauda somewhere!

Kobe beef may be immobilized but they’re also fed beer and massaged daily so sign me up! Plus it’s delicious! But I’ll eat yours!

Hey! Everyone can see mine here:
My score’s actually at a 66 now, having eaten a currywurst the other night!

I did it here – I’m only at 42 but there’s not much I wouldn’t try! I have always been curious about haggis…

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