Friday, August 22, 2008

The Vegan 100

Last week, food blogs were abuzz over The Omnivore’s Hundred, a list of 100 foods that one blogger thought every omnivore should try in their lifetime. Hannah Kaminsky of Bittersweet, and My Sweet Vegan, responded by making a list of 100 foods she thinks every vegan should try. Here it is as a meme, with my answers filled in. Both authors provided some links in case you're unfamiliar with some of the ingredients, and I've added links to the things I've blogged about in the past, plus any comments I had.

I have 34/100 on the Omnivore's 100, and 70/100 on Hannah's vegan version.

Your mission, should you choose to accept it:

1) Copy this list into your own blog, including these instructions.
2) Bold all the items you’ve eaten.
3) Cross out any items that you would never consider eating.
4) Post a comment here once you’ve finished and link your post back to this one.
5) Pass it on!

1. Natto
2. Green Smoothie
3. Tofu Scramble - These were a staple when I was in high school.
4. Haggis
5. Mangosteen
6. Creme brulee
7. Fondue - I've had chocolate fondue, but I don't think that counts in this case.
8. Marmite/Vegemite
9. Borscht
10. Baba ghanoush - I'm not really a fan, it taste like bland, silky hummus to me.
11. Nachos
12. Authentic soba noodles
13. PB&J sandwich - I never like PB&J as a kid, and hated when adults tried to feed it to me. I prefer almond butter and raspberry jam. I really only like grapes in their whole form, or as juice.
14. Aloo gobi
15. Taco from a street cart
16. Boba Tea - It's not that exciting, but it oddly makes me miss Orbit soft drink.
17. Black truffle - I would LOVE to try a fresh truffle.
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
19. Gyoza
20. Vanilla ice cream
21. Heirloom tomatoes
22. Fresh wild berries
23. Ceviche
24. Rice and beans
25. Knish
26. Raw scotch bonnet pepper - I don't see the point. It would face-meltingly hot, and I don't really enjoy that.
27. Dulce de leche - This is one thing I keep meaning to attempt.
28. Caviar
29. Baklava
30. Paté
31. Wasabi peas
32. Chowder in a sourdough bowl - I would try it, but I don't really like the bread-as-a-soup concept or chowder very much.
33. Mango lassi
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float
36. Mulled cider
37. Scones with buttery spread and jam
38. Vodka jelly
39. Gumbo
40. Fast food french fries
41. Raw Brownies
42. Fresh Garbanzo Beans
43. Dahl
44. Homemade Soymilk
45. Wine from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more - I cannot imagine spending this much on a drink.
46. Stroopwafle
47. Samosas
48. Vegetable Sushi - One of life's perfect foods.
49. Glazed doughnut
50. Seaweed - We should all eat more.
51. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi - We always have some whole plums in our pantry, they're kind of a miracle cure. I also use the vinegar frequently when I want to give a dish a cheesy bite, or add a bright zest.
53. Tofurkey - The dogs, brats and deli slices are nice, but I hate the Tofurky roasts, and I think it kinda makes vegetarians look bad.
54. Sheese
55. Cotton candy
56. Gnocchi
57. Piña colada
58. Birch beer
59. Scrapple - I'd try it since it would be all plant matter, but the name/idea wigs me out a bit.
60. Carob chips
61. S’mores
62. Soy curls - I avoid TVP.
63. Chickpea cutlets
64. Curry
65. Durian
66. Homemade Sausages
67. Churros, elephant ears, or funnel cake
68. Smoked tofu
69. Fried plantain
70. Mochi
71. Gazpacho
72. Warm chocolate chip cookies
73. Absinthe
74. Corn on the cob
75. Whipped cream, straight from the can - It smells like playdoh.
76. Pomegranate
77. Fauxstess Cupcake
78. Mashed potatoes with gravy
79. Jerky - I like the Thai Peanut Primal Strips.
80. Croissants - I'd love to find a commerically available vegan version.
81. French onion soup
82. Savory crepes
83. Tings - These do not appeal to me.
84. A meal at Candle 79
85. Moussaka
86. Sprouted grains or seeds
87. Macaroni and “cheese”
88. Flowers
89. Matzoh ball soup
90. White chocolate
91. Seitan
92. Kimchi
93. Butterscotch chips
94. Yellow watermelon
95. Chili with chocolate - I've have many versions of chocolate with chilis and molé which can contain both, but I've never had this kind.
96. Bagel and Tofutti
97. Potato milk - This sounds disgusting to me.
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee - I usually leave the coffee drinking to my housemates.
100. Raw cookie dough - The fact that raw vegan cookie dough is (salmonella)worry-free should be advertised more.


Benjamin said...

allright gosh I wanted to do this list so bad I just went ahead and started a blog!

Anonymous said...

Why do you think the Tofurky roast makes vegetarians look bad?