Tag Archives: omnivore’s 100

Oh. Em. Gee. (It’s Over.)

14 Apr


I cannot believe that I’m officially done with this challenge!  I’m going to be sad to see this tattered little list leave my purse, where it has been sitting for 366 days, but I’m proud that I was able to complete all 100 foods in a single year.  I ate some disgusting foods, some illegal foods, some hideously expensive foods, some foods that made me want to jump for joy…I ate foods in England, Scotland, Canada, the Czech Republic, and all around the USA.  I’m at least a couple pounds heavier and a couple thousand dollars poorer, but I did it.  I’m done. Continue reading

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Number 76: Baijiu

13 Mar

Just in time for St. Paddy’s Day, I bring you a post about booze!  Alright, it’s about Chinese booze, but that’s still booze.  This past weekend, when I went to Chinatown, I was on the hunt for something special: baijiu.  Baijiu is a grain alcohol made from sorghum, and supposedly it can strip paint off your walls, if you know what I mean.  I had heard of a place in Chinatown (aptly named China Place Liquor City) that sold many different kinds of baijiu, and immediately upon entering, I felt overwhelmed and confused. Continue reading

Number 41: Curried Goat

11 Mar

Alright, people.  This is it.  The final countdown.  I have ten- count them!- ten more foods to eat and just under three weeks to eat them.  I don’t want to speak too soon, but think I have this in the bag.  Today, it was sunny and 65 degrees out, so Dan and I headed downtown.  After making a quick trip to Chinatown to pick up another item on my list, we drove up north to De-Jred Fine Jamaican Cuisine, a restaurant that had gotten awesome reviews online. Continue reading

Number 70: Chitterlings

8 Mar

My initial thought when I read number 70 on the list was, “what on earth are chitterlings?”  After about 6 seconds of research, I learned that chitterlings are what us un-fancy people call “chitlins!”  Which led me to think, “who on earth actually calls them chitterlings?”  Probably British people.  As they sip tea out of solid gold teacups.  Because that’s what all British people do. Continue reading

Number 89: Horse

5 Mar

I bet you thought I couldn’t do it.  I bet you thought I wouldn’t do it. I bet you thought I’d make it to this one and give up.  But I wasn’t gonna let this one slide, even if I had to leave the country to complete it.  And I didn’t just eat horse, either.  I ate it raw.  Ok, now you can start with the onslaught of negative comments. Continue reading

Number 36: Cognac with a Fat Cigar

1 Mar


I have never felt more like Hugh Hefner than I did today.  Sitting back with a glass of cognac in one hand and a cigar in the other, I realized that all I needed to become an 85 year-old magazine mogul was a smoking jacket and a multi-million dollar mansion.  Oh yeah, and a career.  And half-naked chicks on trampolines. Continue reading

Number 30: Bagna Cauda

27 Feb

When I first found out what bagna cauda was, I was a bit skeptical.  It’s a dipping sauce made of butter, garlic, olive oil, and anchovies, and for some reason, that didn’t appeal to me.  As I was making it, though, I realized that I was absolutely insane.  Butter and garlic together- well, obviously heaven.  Add some oil and anchovies and you are dealing with a pot full of rich, salty deliciousness.  Just the smell was enough to drive me crazy! Continue reading