I’m not a picky eater. But no, I’ve never eaten roadkill — nor do I plan to start.

I don’t care how freshly mown-down-by-passing-car the flattened pheasant or rabbit or deer might be, the plain fact is that (country girl, yes, but) I’m just not enough of a redneck to want to eat it.

Or that hungry.

And why do I bring this up?
Hey, hey, it’s the Food Tasting Meme!

As you can see from my list of “ate that” and “won’t eat that” — below — my tastebuds appear to have led a fairly sheltered life as far as the foods of other cultures are sampled. Part of that is lack of opportunity; and part of that is from not asking the names of what’s on the buffet table. Sometimes it’s just best not to know…

On the other hand, at least I have no fear of strange meats (as long as its not been scraped up off the highway), and tend to be willing to try almost anything… once.

I think the only thing that I’ve already eaten and won’t eat again is a Big Mac meal. And that’s mostly because (a) I’m not keen to be super-sized, and (b) why bother? Just sayin’.

So, where do you stand on food adventures?
Which have you tried, or would you try, of the 100 taste sensations on the omnivore’s list?

The Omnivore’s Hundred

  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 (or eating again)
  4. Optional extra: Post a comment at http://www.verygoodtaste.co.uk linking to your results.

To make the filling out of this form and generating the HTML for it a bit easier, reddywhp has played around with some PHP. Go to http://reddywhip.org/lj/foods/ and fill it out there. After filling it out, you will be given the code to copy and paste into your blog.

  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
  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
  37. Clotted cream tea
  38. Vodka jelly
  39. Gumbo
  40. Oxtail
  41. Curried goat
  42. Whole insects
  43. Phaal
  44. Goat’s milk
  45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth $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
  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
  61. S’mores
  62. Sweetbreads
  63. Kaolin
  64. Currywurst
  65. Durian
  66. Frog’s 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

[via Cygnoir]

This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. domestika

    *coffee spray* once you get past the dude-I’m-totally-like-French-kissing-a-dead-fish feeling ohhh yeah, Easton, that sounds appetizing!

    My younger brother went through a brief period of putting smoked eel on homemade pizza, but that likely doesn’t even come close… As for eating cuy, with or without a rat-like tail, heh. I think I’ll just stay away from rodents (er, but a nice rabbit stew doesn’t count).

  2. Easton Ellsworth

    Ha! This is hilarious. “How freshly mown-down-by-passing-car the flattened pheasant or rabbit or deer might be” – classic. Good stuff, Jen!

    I spent a couple years in coastal Peru and always wanted (but never got around to it) to try cuy – guinea pig. The people would joke with me that if you sit down to eat some nice cuy and it’s got a long tail, don’t eat it. :)

    I did suck on a lot of fried fish heads. Good stuff, actually, once you get past the dude-I’m-totally-like-French-kissing-a-dead-fish feeling.

  3. domestika

    OK? More than merely okay! Naomi, “unadventurous” is the last word I’d associate with the Queen of IttyBiz. Heck, I’m just trying to live a good clean life now so the merciful fates will let me come back as you in my next life!

  4. Naomi Dunford

    Wow. I don’t think I ever realized how incredibly unadventurous I am. :) Is it OK to be unadventurous if you’re totally and completely OK with being unadventurous?

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