Odious and Peculiar
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Friday, August 29, 2008
A pretty good food meme: The Omnivore's 100, that is, 100 foods a self-respecting omnivore should try before he dies. Not all of them are commendable, which is as it should be.
I come in at a respectable 67%. But I agree with Rod Dreher that the real fun is to add five of your own picks to the list, especially as the original list is adventurous only in a rather predictable vein. My additions:
Odious? Querencia folk?
Update: Hmphhh... just realized that the list already has black pudding, which is essentially synonymous with morcilla. So strike that. Instead, let's go with morels.
I come in with a surprising 87%. I'm certainly up for arranging some sort of Omnivore Fiesta, wherein we get together and start knocking things off the list. I have some goats that've just been asking to be curried.
Freshly cleaned panfish
Manioc (any form)
I'm not at all ashamed of my 52%, although there are a few things I wish I HADN'T tried (oysters... shudder... gazpacho... gag...). I'm quite proud never to have tried a Big Mac or anything made by Hostess. However, I have had gjetost (not worth the trouble) and steak tartare, and am rather fond of spaetzle.
I doubt my percentage will change drastically over the course of my life, but y'all are welcome to have your little Fiesta!
Querencia will be blogging it. I come in at the eighties I think-- didn't try to count accurately yet.
Yeah, we should make it an event for our corner of the blogosphere. Larissa, get back onto a proper continent! Three-Michelin-star joints are a little thin on the ground in our territory, but I could be talked into ponying up for the scotch. Odious, start reading up on fugu preparation!Post a Comment
Needless to say, out personal additions ought to make an appearance.