To be honest this is very much swiped from a blog, linked from a blog, linked from another blog. Sorry. But I liked it too much not to steal it.

From British food writer Andrew Wheeler’s blog, Very Good Taste, comes this list of 100 things that — apparently — you should eat before you die. Here’s how it works:

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. (I italicized)
4) Optional extra: Post a comment here at www.verygoodtaste.co.uk linking to your results.

The VGT Omnivore’s Hundred:

1. Venison – in my favorite incarnation, jerkied by a Texan hunter
2. Nettle tea – have not had, but have had coco (cocaine leaf) tea
3. Huevos rancheros – no! shocking!
4. Steak tartare
5. Crocodile
6. Black pudding – I would have a tiny taste
7. Cheese fondue – we have two fondue sets!
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 – have also had blueberry beer
19. Steamed pork buns – of course!
20. Pistachio ice cream
21. Heirloom tomatoes
22. Fresh wild berries
23. Foie gras
24. Rice and beans
25. Brawn, or head cheese – mixed feelings about this one
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper – oh hell no, I’m a wimp
27. Dulce de leche
28. Oysters
29. Baklava
30. Bagna cauda
31. Wasabi peas – we trained the dogs to like these!
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl
33. Salted lassi
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float – but I prefer a brown cow
36. Cognac with a fat cigar – do they have to be together?
37. Clotted cream tea Yes, I love this!!!
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O – oh college days…
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 I used to love these as a kid, shared them with the other kids in elementary school
53. Abalone
54. Paneer
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal
56. Spaetzle
57. Dirty gin martini – I really prefer vodka
58. Beer above 8% ABV
59. Poutine
60. Carob chips
61. S’mores
62. Sweetbreads – I know, they’re a delicacy, I’m just… not interested…
63. Kaolin – this seems like something you outgrow, no? I may have done it when I was 8…
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 – have absinthe at home but not sure if it really has wormwood
74. Gjetost, or brunost
75. Roadkill
76. Baijiu – but I’ve had homebrewed Palinka
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 – saw it at a buffet in Romania and was amused, but later felt ill. Couldn’t do it.
90. Criollo chocolate
91. Spam
92. Soft shell crab
93. Rose harissa
94. Catfish
95. Mole poblano
96. Bagel and lox
97. Lobster Thermidor – is this so very different from Newburg?
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Snake

59/100. I’m still young!

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