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.

4) Optional: Post a comment at Very Good Taste, linking to your results.

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 Rice is a fruit, right?
19. Steamed pork buns
20. Pistachio ice cream
21. Heirloom tomatoes
22. Fresh wild berries Even in the Sydney suburbs, you can find and eat wild blackberries.
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 (But dang, that sounds tasty.)
31. Wasabi peas Never again.
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl
33. Salted lassi (Why don’t rose and mango flavour count?)
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 Mongolian style!
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
59. Poutine
60. Carob chips
61. S’mores
62. Sweetbreads
63. Kaolin (Why would I? What an odd one.)
64. Currywurst
65. Durian Ok, it was durian icecream. Scary stuff. Delicious custard eaten on a hot day in a garbage dump.
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 On the other hand, maybe I would, if it was super fresh and I knew what it was. Maybe.
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 (I would totally eat 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


I came to this realisation later in life than most, and I blame the meatheaded boys I went to highschool with for poisoning the water, but now I have Led Zeppelin fever. I’m listening to Kashmir right now!

To answer your question, Ingrid, we do whatever we’re doing. We’ve done some talking about doing a bit of charity crafting, but for the most part, everyone brings whatever they’re working on, and we craft in close proximity, eat lunch, and natter. It’s very nice.

What I do is knit, of course, endless new projects that I flit to and from each week (last week: baby clothes; week before: mitten for Anne), except when I embroider, but I don’t have any embroidery on the go, because I am knititng for the baby! and no other project seems as appealing as nice little woolly things. Speaking of which, while I was buying yarn yesterday (which was way more fun than usual, because I have been on a poverty induced yarn diet) there was a chick in the store who was buying stuff to make cloths to wipe up baby vomit. Yes. No mother would spend hard won crafting time on such a thing, would she? Would she? I certainly didn’t. I bought new washers for this purpose, or cloth nappies if there was a lot to wipe, can you image edging something with ribbon, to wipe up the spew? And then she had the temerity to make snide comments about the yarn I was buying!

Craft last week was a bit on the dull side, to be frank, because we seem to be shedding members. Just three of us, and one of us is my friend I see a lot of already, the other is a noisy woman who is nice, but goodness, loud all the time and it’s wearing after a bit, and the other was me. And I have my moments, but really I’m looking to spend time with people I like and don’t always see. I sent off an email this morning to someone to find out if there’s a reason she hasn’t been coming: I suspect the noisy woman is part of the reason, which will suck, because once you start hinting to people they aren’t welcome, you might as well stop altogether. Lunch was dire, utterly flavourless pumpkin soup. Effie was on her way to a girls weekend showing dogs and eating too much, so we didn’t see too much of her, except to discover that she has nine basenjis and a pair of idiot foxhounds, And breeds pigs. Aren’t people endlessly interesting?