My Omnivore 100...

What's your Omnivore 100 score? If you'd like, find out your Omnivore 100 score with this list of food items. How the Omnivore's 100 works:

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.

I did mine a little differently but it's fun nonetheless. I've bolded the items I've eaten, bolded in blue things I have yet to eat/try and bolded green I refused to even taste! My Omnivore 100 score is 82/100 (which means I've eaten 82 of the 100 items listed here).

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 - not sure how I could even try this stinky cheese!
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
43. Phaal
44. Goat’s milk
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 (alcohol by volume)
59. Poutine
60. Carob chips
61. S’mores
62. Sweetbreads
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/rabbit
87. Goulash
88. Flowers
89. Horse
90. Criollo chocolate
91. Spam
92. Soft shell crab
93. Rose harissa - harissa yes, but not with rose petals
94. Catfish
95. Mole poblano
96. Bagel and lox
97. Lobster Thermidor
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Snake

My Results:
82 food items I have already tried/tasted...
10 food items I would like to/have yet to try...
8 food items I refuse to try...

How did you do??


  1. Fun! I just updated my blog with my Omni 100. : )

  2. it is fun. i did it yesterday and tried to come up with a vegetarian 100.

  3. Geez, you made me look SO LAME :P

  4. Only 61 :( Guess I have stuff to work on! I'm not sure I could bring myself to eat haggis though!

  5. Some of these are crazy! And several I haven't even heard of before! This was interesting, thanks Joelen!

  6. I read the book last year. It looks like fun to know my score.:)

  7. Roadkill??? Ugh! You know, I see the use of lists like this, but sometimes I find that they defeat the purpose. Kind of like those lists "100 things you must see before you die." I guess I would be a less happy person if I was running around checking items of lists, instead of carefully and lovingly exploring new items. hehe, that made no sense! I guess the lists make it stressful for me, like you're getting a grade and I'm a less cool person than you because I only 81/100 or something. Maybe it's the competitive spirit. I don't know. But it is an awfully cool lists if you want to be inspired to cook outside the box!