The Omnivore’s Hundred is the latest meme on the Internet. It was started by Andrew Wheeler of the food blog Very Good Taste. According to him, it’s a list of things “every good omnivore should have tried at least once in their life.” By the way, he’s British, as you’ll be able to tell by some of the items on his list (clotted cream tea or black pudding anyone?).
As you’ll see in my version of the list below, surprisingly, I haven’t tried a good number of things, but then again, whole insects and kaolin never had any appeal to me. I think I still fared pretty well. I’m missing twenty-one items out of a hundred, but I’m sure I can get to those items within another month of blogging. By the way, take a look and let me know, by writing in the comments, if there is anything on the list you think should or shouldn’t be included? Personally, I would add xiaolongbao, chicken gizzards, Peking Duck, and porchetta. The Hostess Fruit Pie I would take off and kick out the door. Horridly crusted and filled with artificial sweetness, this is what gives American foods a bad name. Shame on you Hostess for perpetuating our bad reputation! MORE »