It’s been over a year since I dedicated a post to the Omnivore’s 100, a list that a blogger compiled of “100 things… every good omnivore should have tried at least once in their life”. At that time, I had tried 43 of the things on the list. As of right now, I’m not doing a whole lot better. I can check off spaetzle (#56), which I had at a restaurant in Tallinn this past year, and louche absinthe (#73), which I’ve actually had earlier but I didn’t check off initially because I thought it was some special kind of absinthe (when actually it’s the traditional method of preparing absinthe). And that’s it. Kinda sad. I blame it on the fact that a lot of the ethnic foods on the list aren’t available in Estonia, but there are also some things on the list, like nettle tea (#2) and blini and caviar (#72), that are readily available here, so I could seek those out at some point. I also didn’t make much of an effort to try any of the things on the list while we were in London in May– I’m sure I could’ve very easily found stuff like pho (#12) and steamed pork buns (#19) there. Oh well.
I think the list should include “an amazing chocolate chip cookie”… maybe I’ll add that to mine 🙂
I’m not taking the list too seriously– I think I’ll be OK with never eating a Hostess Fruit Pie– but it is a fun source of ideas for foods I’d like to try someday. Somebody also made a version of this list made up entirely of American foods– I’ll see how I do with that one another day.