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Eat. Drink. Repeat.



Joel DiPippa has some fun links for the foodies and drinkies among us.

First, the Omnivore 100, British blogger Andrew Wheeler's subjective list of 100 things every omnivore should try at least once. I'm not biting that I must try everything somebody somewhere eats routinely. Wheeler himself cuts you some slack. He suggests putting the list on your own blog or journal and bold-facing those you've tried and crossing out those you would never try. Post comments where appropriate. After the jump, Joel's annotated list: He says he's up to 62 of them.

Joel's up to 59 of The Imbiber's 100, a list of 100 drinks a blogger says you should try before you die. In honor of it, a Pisco sour illustrates. The list is on the jump following the eats.

SPEAKING OF DRINKS: Have you seen our new community blogger, Red Velvet Lounge? He's got a good post here on vodka snobbery.


The Omnivores' 100

1. Venison (As both sausage and steak)
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros 
4. Steak tartare                    
5. Crocodile (Does Alligator count?)
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 [I need to fix this one fast]
16.. Epoisses
17. Black truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
19. Steamed pork buns
20. Pistachio ice cream
21. Heirloom tomatoes
22. Fresh wild berries
23. Foie gras [And, yes, it is meat butter. And yes it really is that good.]
24. Rice and beans
25. Brawn, or head cheese (I am torn as to whether I really want to try it)
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper (May as well at some point prove just how much I hate myself)
27. Dulce de leche –
28. Oysters
29. Baklava
30. Bagna cauda
31. Wasabi peas
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl
33. Salted lassi
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root Beer Float
36. Cognac with a fat cigar (Have not had Cognac with a cigar yet, nor have I had an XO Cognac)
37.. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects
43. Phaal
44. Goat's milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more [Got close, but not over $120/750ml yet]
46. Fugu (As my friend stated: "There is an old Japanese saying 'To eat Fugu is crazy.. To not eat Fugu is also crazy.'  I think that eating Fugu is just plain . . . crazy!")
47. Chicken tikka masala
48. Eel
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut
50. Sea urchin
51.. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi
53. Abalone (Give it time stateside to become less endangered ...)
54. Paneer
55. McDonald's Big Mac Meal (Well, I am going on 8 years since my last McDonalds, but I have had that at one time)
56. Spaetzle
57. Dirty gin martini (Now, I think the real entry here should be a proper 4:1 Gin martini. Why? Why?! WHY?! destroy the flavor of the gin with the salty brine? If you have it dirty, just use vodka)
58. Beer above 8% ABV
59. Poutine
60.. Carob chips
61. S'mores
62. Sweetbread
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 andouillette
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 – (Heh. Just made some a month or two back)
81. Tom yum
82. Eggs Benedict
83. Pocky
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant.
85. Kobe beef (And it was so so so good.)
86. Hare
87. Goulash
88. Flowers
89. Horse
90. Criollo chocolate
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 coffee
100. Snake

The Imbiber's 100

List of Drinks You Must Try Before You Expire

Manhattan Cocktail

Kopi Luwak (Weasle Coffee)

French / Swiss Absinthe


Gin Martini


Whole Milk

Tequila (100% Agave)

XO Cognac


Spring Water (directly from the spring)

Gin & Tonic


Westvleteren 12 (Yellow Cap) Trappist Ale

Chateau d'Yquem 


Maraschino Liqueur



Grand Marnier

Mai Tai (original)

Ice Wine (Canadian)

Red Bull

Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice

Bubble Tea



Islay Scotch

Pusser's Navy Rum

Fernet Branca

Fresh Pressed Apple Cider


Australian Shiraz

Buckley's Cough Syrup

Orange Bitters

Margarita (classic recipe)

Molasses & Milk

Chimay Blue

Wine of Pines (Tepache)

Green Tea

Daiginjo Sake

Chai Tea

Vodka (chilled, straight)


Zombie (Beachcomber recipe)

Barley Wine

Brewed Choclate (Xocolatl)

Pisco Sour


Speyside Single Malt

Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee

Champagne (Vintage)

Rosé (French)



White Zinfandel (Blush)

Coconut Water


Cafe au Lait

Ice Tea

Pedro Ximenez Sherry

Vintage Port

Hot Chocolate

German Riesling

Pina Colada

El Dorado 15 Year Rum


Greek Wine





Rhum Agricole

Palm Wine


Ceylon Tea (High Grown)

Belgian Lambic

Mongolian Airag

Doogh, Lassi or Ayran

Sugarcane Juice

Ramos Gin Fizz

Singapore Sling

Mint Julep

Old Fashioned


Jenever (Holland Gin)

Chocolate Milkshake

Traditional Italian Barolo


Natural Sparkling Water

Cuban Rum

Asti Spumante

Irish Whiskey

Château Margaux

Two Buck Chuck



Rye Whisky

German Weissbier

Daiquiri (classic)

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