To the best of my memory...

The VGT Omnivore's Hundred:

1. Venison
2. Nettle tea

3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare
5. Crocodile- most recently, at least at The Blue Elephant in London. Ostensibly one of the best Thai restaurants in the world, and easily some of the best food I've ever eaten.
6. Black pudding
7. Cheese fondue
8. Carp

9. Borscht
10. Baba ghanoush- shout out to Hal!
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
19. Steamed pork buns-
great place off Buford Hwy called Chef Liu.
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- Trader Joe's…
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl
33. Salted lassi
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float
36. Cognac
with a fat cigar- does a half count?
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail
- I remember being jipped on this. It was some kind of like, $7 buffet, except the oxtail, which was an additional $13. I was not amused.
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects
43. Phaal- sounds delicious
44. Goat's milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more
46. Fugu- would like to try
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- this sounds delicious
60. Carob chips
61. S'mores
62. Sweetbreads- would love to try
63. Kaolin
64. Currywurst
65. Durian- Tried, but the smell made me throw up a little before I could get it within mouthreach. I'm counting it as "A for effort."
66. Frogs' legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake- most recently in Belfast, of all places. Some international food exhibition had wonderful churros and crepés. Delicioius!

68. Haggis- are you KIDDING ME?
69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette
71. Gazpacho
72. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absinthe
74. Gjetost, or brunost
75. Roadkill- I think… there are a few very likely family members responsible for this. I'm counting it.
76. Baijiu
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
78. Snail
79. Lapsang souchong
80. Bellini
81. Tom yum- I also make this very well, I might add...
82. Eggs Benedict
83. Pocky
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant¬- I almost cried…. Il Ristorante Pinocchio in Borgomanero, IT and La Capuccina in Cureggio, IT, both about an hour outside Milan.
85. Kobe beef
86. Hare
87. Goulash
88. Flowers

89. Horse
90. Criollo chocolate
91. Spam
92. Soft shell crab
93. Rose harissa
94. Catfish
not impressed AT ALL
95. Mole poblano
96. Bagel and lox
- just about the only breakfast item I can have at J Christopher's if I avoid the cream cheese…
97. Lobster Thermidor
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Snake

Total: 64
I love these kinds of things.


This paragraph absolutely thrills me!

I've been studying Inuktitut. I love it, and it's awesome. I'll never learn to speak it, or probably ever meet anyone else that does, but I've been taking notes like a madman. It thrills me to understand/comprehend the following (from Wikipedia):
Ergativity in Inuktitut
Inuktitut marks the subject of a non-specific verb and the object of a specific verb in the same way - the absence of a specific morphological marker - and marks the subject of a specific verb and the object of a non-specific verb with particular morphological elements. This kind of morphosyntactic structure is often called an ergative structure. However, ergativity in its most clearly defined instances is primarily about transitive and intransitive verbs, This dichotomy is not identical to the specific/non-specific verb distinction in Inuktitut, since Inuktitut usage is also concerned with the definiteness of the objects of verb.
Consequently, the application of the notion of ergativty to Inuktitut, and to many other languages, is somewhat controversial. Regardless, by analogy with more conventionally ergative languages, the -up, -k, -it endings described above are often called ergative suffixes which are taken to be indicative of the ergative case, while the -mik, -rnik, -nik endings (see Non-specific verbs - Objects) are called accusative. This usage is often seen in linguistics literature describing Inuktitut, and sometimes in pedagogic literature and dictionaries, but remains a quite foreign vocabulary to most Inuit.



This whole throat-singing thing is fascinating to me. It first started with some feature stuff that Tagaq did for Björk's album Medulla, but she's got her own stuff (an album called Sinaa, for one), and this thing with the Cello is awesome. Look into katajjaq for more info. Really cool stuff.