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Omnivores 100 list a culinary adventure

This is a great experience and one of the few blog posts that I wanted to present before it is complete.


The premise behind the Omnivores 100 list is a food blogger (http://www.verygoodtaste.co.uk/) who’s site doesn’t appear to be active anymore, came up with 100 things you should try before you die. I looked at the list and realized I had only scratched the surface. So I took the challenge and am working through the list as a sub-list on This Life List. (wow too many uses of the word list for one sentence)


I am constantly updating this list each time I get to try something new. The biggest difficulty is sourcing some of the items


The idea is for me to broaden my horizons and eat some things I would not necessarily try. Everything about this experience embraces my new philosophy on life. I want to try everything I can. Some things I will like: chocolate, hot dogs and Pho. Others maybe not so much: kaolin (this is clay), cognac and raw scotch bonnet chilli.


  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 anything 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 headcheese
  26. Raw Scotch Bonnet Pepper
  27. Dulce De Leche
  28. ​Oysters
  29. Baklava
  30. Bagna Cuda
  31. ​Wasabi Peas
    wasabi peas and expensive whisky as part of the omnivores 100 list
    wasabi peas and expensive whisky as part of the omnivores 100 list


  32. Clam Chowder in a sour dough bowl
  33. Salted Lassi
  34. Sauerkraut
  35. Root Beer Float
  36. Cognac with a fat cigar
  37. Clotted cream Tea
  38. Vodka Jelly Shot
  39. Gumbo
  40. Oxtail
  41. Curried Goat
  42. Whole Insects
  43. Phaal
  44. Goats Milk
  45. Malt Whisky from a bottle worth $200 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. McDonalds Big Mac meal
  56. Spaetzle
  57. ​Dry Gin Martini
  58. Beer above 8% ABV
  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 AndouilletteAndouillette Sausage part of the omnivores 100 challengeAndouillette Sausage
  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 (squash Blossom)
  89. Horse
  90. Criollo ChocolateCriollo ChocolateCriollo chocolate as part of omnivores 100 list
  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 CoffeeJamaica blue as part of the omnivores 100 listJamaica Blue coffee as part of the omnivores 100 list
  100. Snake

4 Responses

  1. Tony Arbidans

    Top effort mate, I don’t think I would have hit a single ball. You have inspired me and I am going to give it a go, BATTER UP ⚾️

  2. Jane Mercer

    Lee there is an amazing restaurant in Johannesburg called Carnivores. I bet you can knock a few off the list if you visited there.

    Ohh and there’s a game butcher at Manly Vale (on the main road next to Harvey Norman) I bet they’ll sell some interesting meats.

  3. Jane Mercer

    Carnivores was a real shock to the system for me but I probably ate the best I had during my whole time backpacking through Africa