bandwagon: the Omnivore’s Hundred

Like everyone else on the Internets, we read the Omnivore’s Hundred over at Very Good Eats, and have responded.

1) Copy this list into your site, including the instructions!
2) Bold all of the dishes you’ve eaten–or make them a different type color.
3) Cross out any of them that you’d never ever eat.
4) Consider anything that is not bold or crossed out your “To Do” List.

Without further ado, here are Eli’s answers:
1. Venison
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros
I make awesome Huevos Rancheros at Sanborn’s, the restaurant I currently work for. The key is simplicity with a good chile sauce and NO vinegar. Big mistake.
4. Steak tartare
5. Crocodile
Only in jerky form from a package Schatzi received with other various and dried a Aussie meats; Koala, Platypus, Dingo. Kidding! It did have some Roo and Emu though.
6. Black pudding
7. Cheese fondue
I eat this almost once a month when it’s colder. Not so much for hot weather.
8. Carp
9. Borscht
10. Baba ghanoush
I make the best. Recipe coming soon!
11. Calamari
Interesting story. Once, at a Greek restaurant I worked at for several years, I went into the dark walk-in cooler to find calamari steaks glowing a light blue color!
12. Pho
13. PB&J sandwich
14. Aloo gobi
15. Hot dog from a street cart
I love hot dogs.
16. Epoisses
17. Black truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
Rhubarb
19. Steamed pork buns
20. Pistachio ice cream
21. Heirloom tomatoes
22. Fresh wild berries
In Oregon and Washington you can get blackberries by the megaton by just walking along side a road. Not the best for eating though.
23. Foie gras
24. Rice and beans
If I was trapped on an island with only three items of food to eat for the rest of my life, it would be black beans, rice, and limes.
25. Brawn, or head cheese
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper
27. Dulce de leche
Here’s something I learned on Cinco de Mayo this year. Take a can of evaporated milk and submerge it in boiling water for 90 minutes. Let cool, open, and enjoy some pretty good Dulce de Leche.
28. Oysters
29. Baklava
30. Bagna cauda
31. Wasabi peas
I love’em.
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl
We made these at the first place I ever worked, Totem House Fish n’ Chips in Seattle.
33. Salted lassi
34. Sauerkraut
I love sauerkraut. I used to make it by the 5 gallon at Cascioppo Brothers in Seattle.
35. Root beer float
36. Cognac with a fat cigar
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O
Not a big fan even though I love Jello. Even though I don’t drink anymore, I had a taste of some lime and coconut Jello shooters and it was great.
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail
Probably my favorite cut of meat.
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
The only thing that has ever defeated me.
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
Gross.
61. S’mores
62. Sweetbreads
63. Kaolin
Probably unknowingly. They spray it on some produce. I don’t think I would ever add it to my food.
64. Currywurst
65. Durian
But only Durian cream wafers. They tasted like cream wafers flavored with onion powder.
66. Frogs’ legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake
I had my first elephant ear this year with my dear Schatzi at the Portland Zoo.
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
I used to go nuts on these things.
78. Snail
79. Lapsang souchong
80. Bellini
81. Tom yum
82. Eggs Benedict
I make this from scratch and to order at Sanborn’s, the restaurant I currently work for.
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
Another thing my dear Schatzi introduced me to this year when she had me make Spam Musubi.
92. Soft shell crab
93. Rose harissa
94. Catfish
95. Mole poblano
96. Bagel and lox
97. Lobster Thermidor
98. Polenta
Had some last night.
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Snake
Rattlesnake that my dad killed with the edge of a shovel. Those things slither around for hours after their heads are removed.

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