In a pathetic effort to resuscitate our moribund blog, I have copied the list "The Omnivore's Hundred here. Robert found the list on the blog "Cosmic Variance" (whose author copied it from the originating blog, "Very Good Taste). The idea here is to bold the items you've eaten and strike through items you would never consider eating. Well, I am italicizing my "no way" list. If I have been too lazy to keep our blog active, then I am certainly too lazy to mess around with HTML.

If you're interested in keeping the discussion going, copy and post the list to your own blog as well.

The list below reflects my food journey; Robert has items that I cannot include, which he may append later. Such are the perils of the joint blog.

The VGT Omnivore’s Hundred:

1. **Venison**

2. Nettle tea

3. **Huevos rancheros**

4. **Steak tartare ****(There are certain things I like raw. Flesh is not one of them.)**

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/Jell-O**

39. **Gumbo**

40. **Oxtail**

41. Curried goat

42. **Whole insects ****(Well, not on purpose. This is not how I choose to demonstrate fearlessness.)**

43. Phaal

44. **Goat’s milk (Does its cheese count?)**

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

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 ****(Sorry, I just can't get past what they are.)**

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

So, I have 57 out of 100. I really enjoy Indian food, but was surprised by the number of dishes that made this list which I have not tried. Well, at least I made up for it with the booze and Southern junk food.

As ever, these sorts of lists are less interesting as guides in and of themselves, but rather as mechanisms for provoking conversations about the topic which the list addresses. The AFI puts out its Top 100 best American films so that I can say, "Citizen Kane? Really?!" And all the librarians and English professors who consistently rank Ulysses as the best novel of all time? You're damn liars and you have never actually finished the book!

Off to find more lists!