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This meme comes from Dog of the Future. It’s The Omnivore’s Hundred—100 foods that every gastronome should eat, according to “some guy named Andrew”.

I actually disagree with a few items, but overall, it’s an interesting list, and the only omissions I see on it are shark and ceviche, and you might argue for dog. And what’s up with PB&J and pocky? I think gummy bears are more of a unique sensation than pocky… Anyway, here are the rules:

1) bold those you have tried
* 2) Asterisk any items you’d be interested in trying but have not yet.*
3) Italicize any item you’ll never eat again.

4) Strikethrough those you wouldn’t eat on a bet.

1. Venison
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare
5. Crocodile

7. Black Pudding

(On Dog’s list, this was cheese fondue, which I’ve had)
8. Carp
9. Borscht
10. Baba ghanoush

11. Calamari (One of my favorite foods)
12. Pho
13. PB&J sandwich
*14. Aloo gobi* I may have eaten this, I don’t remember.
15. Hot dog from a street cart (Hell yeah.  I might do this for lunch today.)
16. Epoisses
17. Black truffle (Truffles don’t do much for me.)
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes (Blackberry port)
19. Steamed pork buns (Susie loves this, but I’m all, meh.)

20. Pistachio ice cream (Never is a long time, but I really don’t like pistachio)
*21. Heirloom tomatoes* (If I’ve eaten these, I don’t know it)
22. Fresh wild berries (Huckleberries are my fav.)
23. Foie gras
24. Rice and beans (Who hasn’t?)

25. Brawn, or head cheese 26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper

27. Dulce de leche
28. Oysters But not raw
29. Baklava
*30. Bagna cauda*

31. Wasabi peas

32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl
33. Salted lassi (The waiter laughed at me)
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float
36. Cognac with a fat cigar (No cigar, thanks. I’m not interested in trying it, but I would on a bet, so I’m leaving it unadorned.)
37. Clotted cream tea
*38. Vodka jelly* (I assume you mean Jello shots.)
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* (I think this is a stupid food, but admit to wanting to be able to say I’ve eaten it. Ah, hubris.)
47. Chicken tikka masala
48. Eel
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut
50. Sea urchin (and sea cucumber, as well)

51. Prickly pear
*52. Umeboshi*
53. Abalone
54. Paneer
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal (Yep, never have I had a big mac)
56. Spaetzle
57. Dirty gin martini
58. Beer above 8% ABV
59. Poutine
60. Carob chips

61. S’mores
62. Sweetbreads
63. Kaolin (Yes, as part of Keopectate medicine)
64. Currywurst
65. Durian
66. Frogs’ legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake (And bever tails, too)

68. Haggis

69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette

71. Gazpacho (not my favorite, that’s for sure, but I’ll eat it)
72. Caviar and blini
*73. Louche absinthe*
*74. Gjetost, or brunost*

75. Roadkill

*76. Baijiu*
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
78. Snail (And not just as escargot)
79. Lapsang souchong
80. Bellini

81. Toam yum
82. Eggs Benedict
83. Pocky (I don’t like it. Sorry.)
*84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant* (Someone else pay, please)
85. Kobe beef
86. Hare
87. Goulash
88. Flowers
*89. Horse* (I feel like I have eaten horse, but I can’t remember an actual instance)
*90. Criollo chocolate*

91. Spam
92. Soft shell crab
(This sounds delicious!)
94. Catfish
95. Mole poblano
96. Bagel and lox
97. Lobster Thermidor
98. Polenta
*99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee*
100. Snake


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