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What foods do you DESPISE!
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Post# 829307   6/24/2015 at 06:44 (1,845 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        

And wont eat, for me there are a few, eggs in any form other than baked goods...YUCK!..Mother made me eat 2 every morning growing up, I swore if I got grown I wouldn't eat another one!!I shudder when I see someone eating deviled eggs, it gags me just to smell them, number 2 would be liver, that too we had once a week,I haven't eaten it since I was a kid and unless im on a deserted island starving and that is all there not going to!!!!Three is Cooked spinach...raw is fine on a salad but not cooked!four is peanut butter, I never would touch it, love it in stuff like cookies or pie, but not by itself, just like a mouth full of Crisco!!!LOL..Donald wont touch the two best things on earth, pineapple and coconut!!! I can eat a bag of coconut and a can of pineapple!!!!!

Post# 829328 , Reply# 1   6/24/2015 at 09:51 (1,845 days old) by countryguy (Astorville, ON, Canada)        

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#1 would be boiled potatoes. I absolutely despise them. My mom made me eat them when I was a kid...we had them almost every day since my dad was a meat and potatoes man.

#2 liver

#3 cooked spinach/brussel sprouts - tie

Post# 829329 , Reply# 2   6/24/2015 at 09:52 (1,845 days old) by polkanut (Wausau, WI )        

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For me it's rabbit, squirrel, avocados, squash, asparagus, and raw tomatoes.  I love tomatoes any other way though.

Post# 829333 , Reply# 3   6/24/2015 at 10:22 (1,845 days old) by mamapinky (blairsville pa)        

I'm with Norge on eggs, can't stand even the thoughts. Also mushrooms I can't get them past my nose, and guacamole although I never tasted it it reminds me of an episode on The Exercist, so no way its going in my mouth lol..cheryl

Post# 829334 , Reply# 4   6/24/2015 at 10:22 (1,845 days old) by chachp (North Little Rock, AR)        

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YUCK!!  I'm some Italian aren't I?  I don't hate much of anything else which is probably the reason I was a thousand pounds as a kid.

Post# 829338 , Reply# 5   6/24/2015 at 10:32 (1,845 days old) by Iheartmaytag (Wichita, Kansas)        

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There are few foods I won't eat. I may like some better than others, but for the most part I will at least try most things. . .except: Mountain Oysters (Pig Testicles) I refuse to eat them.

Now condiments, Mayonnaise I can't stand the smell, the texture, the taste. If I have something that requires Mayo, I will usually substitute either sour cream, or plain yogurt. And Burger King, No mayo on my Whopper please. Arby's-When I say no Mayo, I don't mean a smige, I don't mean drown it, I mean NO mayo. Did I mention I can't stand Mayonnaise?

Post# 829340 , Reply# 6   6/24/2015 at 10:38 (1,845 days old) by whirlcool (Just North Of Houston, Texas)        

I hate canned green peas. But I don't mind fresh or frozen ones. When I was young my father used to give me an "extra helping" of them just so "I'd get used to them". It didn't work.
I'm not big on Rhubarb either.

Post# 829345 , Reply# 7   6/24/2015 at 11:04 (1,845 days old) by mrb627 (Buford, GA)        

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After some thought...

1) Catsup.
2) Buttermilk.
3) Lobster and/or Crab.
4) Oysters.
5) Any seafood that has been battered and fried.
6) Rutabaga.
7) Green/Red/Yellow Peppers
8) Most Fast Foods.


Post# 829352 , Reply# 8   6/24/2015 at 11:44 (1,845 days old) by MattL (Flushing, MI)        

Wow, I guess I'm the odd man out here, their is little I hate, let alone despise.  I'm open to just about anything.


I've had on several occasions czarnina and it's interesting, but odds are few here would try it -- it's duck's blood soup.  I was brought up to be open to all kinds of food, my folks made all kinds of our ethnic food,  Polish, and experimented with other foods too.  When we travelled we always tried indigenous food.


From some of the comments I get the feeling it's not so much the food that is objectionable, it's the memories and history associated with it.  Growing up we were expected to eat was prepared for us, it wasn't anything my folks forced us to do, they made it a fun exploratory  adventure.  I see my relatives kids and how they are raised now, and I see 2, 3 or 4 different dinners made each night as this kid won't eat anything but chicken finger, another has to have hot dogs, one adult likes neither and has to have something else and so on.  It's ridiculous in my opinion, food should be a communal thing, it should be enjoyable and there should be a bit of adventure tossed in with surprises along the way.

Post# 829353 , Reply# 9   6/24/2015 at 11:52 (1,845 days old) by washerboy (Little Rock Arkansas)        
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I'm not too picky when it comes to food; But there's just a few things that I can't deal with. It's not so much the taste but the appeareance and texture that I cannot deal with. 1 and 2 make me think of throw-up
1. Hash-canned or homemade/gross
2. Eggs with stuff mixed in them
3. Mayo
4. Zukennie (sp? sorry)
5. Fried shrimp (smell makes me gag)
6. Fresh pork
7. Cooked prunes

Post# 829356 , Reply# 10   6/24/2015 at 12:04 (1,845 days old) by AndyinMa ()        

Red, green, yellow orange, etc peppers. Despise isn't a strong enough word for how I feel about them. The flavor, smell is just vile.

I also hate uncooked celery. Especially if it's an ingredient in a salad of some sort. Cooked I don't mind.

Post# 829357 , Reply# 11   6/24/2015 at 12:05 (1,845 days old) by abcomatic (Bradford, Illinois)        

I hate liver! I get it close to my nose and my gag reflex takes over.

Post# 829359 , Reply# 12   6/24/2015 at 12:21 (1,845 days old) by jerrod6 (Southeastern Pennsylvania)        

For me it is :


Watermelon, cantaloupe, or honeydew melons

Canned vegetables except beans, although I love almost all vegetables fresh or frozen


Ice Cream - can take it or leave it - mostly I leave it.

Any type of animal intestines.  I actually don't eat meat anymore but I do eat fish, but I've never liked animal insides or organs


Milk - this I absolutely cannot stand. It is all right in something like a cake but I will never drink it by itself or in a drink largely composed of it, like egg nog. 


Canned fish like tuna

Poached  or soft boiled eggs


Not a fan of white bread. Dark, pumpernickel,rye wheat or other is ok once in a while.


I am allergic to walnuts and eggplant so can't go near these even if I do like them.


American Cheese plus any other thing described as processed cheese food.

I love most fruit except peaches, but prefer fruit to be fresh and not canned or frozen.








Post# 829363 , Reply# 13   6/24/2015 at 12:40 (1,845 days old) by PhilR (Quebec Canada)        

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I hate 


Vinegar and it's terrible smell, I can stand it in some sauces or salad dressings but just smelling it drives me crazy. Even if someone just uses vinegar diluted in water to wash windows... I can't stand the smell of silicone sealer while it cures as it often contains acetic acid and smell just as bad as vinegar... 


Milk, I like most dairy products but not milk itself. Not even in cereals or coffee...


Mayonnaise, I like eating eggs but I hate mayonnaise. 


I also don't like ketchup or yellow mustard or relish, when I eat fast food in restaurants, I try to get some kind of BBQ sauce instead!


Mushrooms, I think my mom scared me with mushrooms when I was a kid as she insisted about not eating those outside (apparently, there are more chances of being poisoned by eating other plants than mushrooms!). I still can't even touch them!! I don't like their smell when they're being cooked either. 


Buckwheat, it smells bad and tastes bad!


Watermelon or most melons or large fruits (but I love Pineapple, I could eat a whole pineapple and still want more!). 


Liver, almost as bad as mushrooms!


There are a few more things that I don't like but I can still eat them!


Now that's not considered food by most people but just seeing it almost makes me sick!




Post# 829368 , Reply# 14   6/24/2015 at 13:01 (1,845 days old) by Iheartmaytag (Wichita, Kansas)        
Ok I will have to add one.

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I will second Jerrod6. I originally didn't list intestines, because I would have never considered them as food to begin with. But knowing that some do prepare them, I would pass such an offering.

Post# 829369 , Reply# 15   6/24/2015 at 13:06 (1,845 days old) by ea56 (Cotati, Calif.)        
Smelly cheese

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like Camembert, Brie, goat cheese or Feta. Poached, softboiled or fried eggs, scrambled or omelet I like (deviled eggs or egg salad sandwiches or OK once in a while), Oysters, crab (except crabcakes), clams (except in Chowder), cooked broccoli (raw is OK), raw fish and tofu, eck!!! Organ meats, except once in blue moon calf or chicken liver, if its prepared well, but I don't like to eat it any more as its really not good for you.

Post# 829370 , Reply# 16   6/24/2015 at 13:22 (1,845 days old) by Maytagbear (N.E. Ohio)        
I am one of the

anti-egg brigade. When diguised with butter, sugar, flour, flavorings--then, ok.

I also am against sweet potatoes.

Do not care for liver.

I have become allergic to chocolate, much to my dismay.


Post# 829389 , Reply# 17   6/24/2015 at 14:35 (1,845 days old) by wayupnorth (On a lake between Bangor and Bar Harbor)        

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Seafood of any kind (sort of sacrilegious living in the top lobster producer in the country)

Mushrooms, black olives and raw carrots, broccoli and cauliflower

White milk

Raspberries and blackberries


Otherwise, I like pretty much everything else.

Post# 829392 , Reply# 18   6/24/2015 at 15:00 (1,845 days old) by revvinkevin (Tinseltown - Shakey Town - La-La Land)        

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 I don't know that I really "despise" any of these.   It's mostly things I don't like, won't eat or refuse to even try based simply on principle or the "gross factor".   

1. Insects or bugs of any type, chocolate covered or otherwise. I've had many opportunities to sample these while in Asia, but NO thanks, pass!

2. I could be specific here, but let's just say I won't eat any part of an animal that's not readily available in the meat dept of every regular grocery store across the USA.


3. As I've gotten older, I've noticed I like eggs less and less.   I still eat them once in a while, but they need to be scrambled, over hard, in omelette form or deviled.   Don't like runny yolks and if any of the "white" isn't completely cooked, EWWW GROSS!

4. Most mushrooms, but specifically the very common white button mushroom everyone puts in everything. YUK!  One argument my mother tried was "Just eat them, they have no flavor", my reply..... "If they have no flavor, why do you put them in?"

However, I like (or am more tolerant of) most mushrooms found in Asian cuisine, i.e. enoki, shiitaki, oyster and straw. And while this isn't a mushroom, I also really like cloud ear fungus, an edible jelly fungus most often found in Chinese cooking.  YUM! (photo 1)


5. Foong Jow (Chicken feet) as found on the "Dim Sum" menu at Chinese restaurants. Sorry, but I don't see any reason to enter this dragon! (photo 2)

6. I really dislike liver (except pate or liverwurst)! I can only stand to have (liver & onions) once every few years and in VERY small quantities!

7. Also tend to bypass / avoid crab, lobster, scallops, oysters, clams, mussels and any "fishy fish".

8. Another giant "NO" is Durian! This is a very unique fruit native to Southeast Asia. (photos 3 & 4) Even when the husk is intact, it has a very distinctive, overpowering and revolting odor. It's often described as "rotten onions, turpentine and raw sewage, garnished with a gym sock." Yes it's that bad!
In fact, it's forbidden from hotels, subways, airports and other public transportation in Southeast Asia! (photo 5 - at a cable car station in Singapore)

I heard someone say "It's hell on the outside and heaven on the inside."

I did actually give in and try it while in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and I have to say it was surprisingly sweet and actually quite good! The problem however is, the "odor" is also there as a not so subtle background flavor, AND... the need to "clamp ones nose" in order to eat it is rather inconvenient.  tongue-out  tongue-out  tongue-out


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Post# 829394 , Reply# 19   6/24/2015 at 15:09 (1,845 days old) by pulltostart (Mobile, AL)        

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For me it's boiled okra.  Not so much to taste or the texture - it just will not go down my throat.  Period.  I'm talking whole pods, good ol' southern food.  No way.  Bad memories as a child so as an adult - out of college and on my own - I decided that it was all foolishness and one evening I took a serving at a cafeteria.  Nope.  It just didn't work.  The more I chewed the larger the mass grew.  That was back in 1977 and I've not tried again.


Rutabagas are a close second.


Sushi - no interest in finding out one way or another.



Post# 829397 , Reply# 20   6/24/2015 at 15:53 (1,845 days old) by Frigilux (The Minnesota Prairie)        

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This is a fascinating thread! I like most 'standard' foods, with the exception of oysters and clams. It's interesting to learn which textures/flavors are abhorrent to some of us. Liver, mushrooms, eggs, and oysters are on a number of lists.

Post# 829402 , Reply# 21   6/24/2015 at 16:53 (1,845 days old) by whirlykenmore78 (Prior Lake MN (GMT-0600 CDT.))        
A few I hate:

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1. Mayonnaise, Hate the taste and would rather have a sandwich dry. Miracle Whip and other "salad dressing" products are even worse. This includes dressings made with the vile slop. YUCK!!!

2. Green Peppers, The fastest way to ruin a perfectly good dish is to add those revolting things. I will eat them raw in a salad though.

3. Raw onions, I cook with onions but can't stand the texture of them raw.

4. Asparagus, Good for garbage can filler only.

5. Peas, unless it's split pea and ham soup you can keep em.

6. Canned Tuna, I can't understand how anyone can eat something that stinks that bad. I can only eat tuna as sushimi. Same goes for salmon.

7. Flake coconut, I'll eat the fresh stuff but those white shreds of hell make me sick.

Post# 829411 , Reply# 22   6/24/2015 at 17:36 (1,845 days old) by Gusherb (Chicago/NWI)        

1. Mushrooms. Hate the taste and hate the texture. Doesn't matter what kind.

2. Marshmallows. Something about that soft puffy texture makes me wanna hurl. That goes for lemon meringue too.

3. Crustaceans. I really don't have any reason to hate them, I just do. I will not under any circumstances eat them. Ironically I love crab cakes and will eat crab dip.

4. Tripe. Someone ordered it at an upscale Cantonese restaurant, I was stupid enough to try it and I pretty much spit it across the restaurant and nearly hurled in someone's lap...

Outside of that I'll pretty much eat anything, provided it passes my taste test.

Kevin it's funny you mentioned the Durian, I actually forgot about it until you mentioned it. Back in May my brother took us to a Taiwanese dessert shop and after we got done and were hanging out I smelled a gas leak. It got to the point where I started quietly freaking out then mentioned it to them and my brother argued and said "that's the durian" and I said "NO that smells like the mercaptan used In natural gas! There's a gas leak!" And then we left. Next day we go back, he orders the Durian and I about fell out of my chair when it came. OMG the smell was horrible! Nobody would try it after smelling it except my dad, whom after doing that had to run to the bathroom and wash his mouth out (and yet he's known for eating nasty rotten moldy food and liking it)

Post# 829414 , Reply# 23   6/24/2015 at 17:57 (1,845 days old) by thor (Buenos Aires)        
I'm very lucky...

Because I like absolutely everything there's to be eaten, from land, sea, air, whatever. Here's a picture of one of the two King Crabs my wife cooked for this last Father's Day lunch. It was at least a six pound beast, no kidding!

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Post# 829419 , Reply# 24   6/24/2015 at 19:24 (1,845 days old) by cuffs054 (MONTICELLO, GA)        

A little off post: I live in a "village" in So Ga. There is one "supermarket" an Ingles. This is a conversation overheard in the bread isle:

her: do we need bread?
him: I don't know
her: how bout some rolls
Him: what kind?
her: hotdog or hamburger. Wait, I think I have some hotdogs in the freezer, we could cook those.

him: (swear on my mothers grave) Well I was thinking of pulling some of those squirrel out the freezer. We could put them on hot dog rolls.

It was a very short shopping trip for me...

Post# 829420 , Reply# 25   6/24/2015 at 19:25 (1,845 days old) by jamiel (Detroit, Michigan)        

Interesting topic. My hates:
1. Liver (and offal in general)
2. Oysters/Clams
3. Anchovies
4. Fatty fish (mackerel,...)

Otherwise I'm pretty omnivorous. I actually enjoy durian (a durian smoothie is really delicious). Mushrooms, yum (raw or cooked--I'll happily polish off a tray of mushrooms nibbling during the day).

Post# 829422 , Reply# 26   6/24/2015 at 19:30 (1,845 days old) by super32 (Blackstone Massachusetts)        
Interesting thread!

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I am amazed at some of the common food in question like peppers, mayo, onion in whatever capacity. For me,


1 No meat parts other than chicken, beef, pork, fish in the form to which we are accustom.  With the exception of beef liver.

2 No runny eggs. They must be cooked all the way.

3 Anchovies

4 Peanut butter! Nothing in it, or taste like it! Just nasty all around!

5 there are a few things that i dont care for but will tolerate.

6 Bananas other than the real thing. No flavored stuff, candy, cake, or anything like that.


Thats all i can think of for now?

Post# 829425 , Reply# 27   6/24/2015 at 19:53 (1,845 days old) by joelippard (Hickory)        

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I positively loathe tomatoes and cucumbers!

Post# 829446 , Reply# 28   6/24/2015 at 22:58 (1,845 days old) by Dustin92 (Jackson, MI)        

1. Wild game (especially venison "deer", blegh!)
2. Guacamole.(but I do like avocado, go figure)
3. Raw onions (but like them cooked)
4. Miracle Whip. (but "salad dressing" is fine, along with real Mayonnaise)

Post# 829447 , Reply# 29   6/24/2015 at 23:03 (1,845 days old) by lovethesuds ()        
cannot stand

canned tuna, mackerel, canned fish of any kind. If a body part smelled like that most people would head straight for the doctor.

Post# 829460 , Reply# 30   6/25/2015 at 00:59 (1,845 days old) by tolivac (greenville nc)        

For me--Mushrooms,Liver,Cream Cheese,Sour cream,Oatmeal breakfast cerial(but LOVE Cheerios!)Ham,Only like my eggs scrambled or in things.Raw tomatoes,but like them in things.Asparagus--except cooked on a grill-then its good.Oakra--YUCKK!!

Post# 829472 , Reply# 31   6/25/2015 at 05:40 (1,845 days old) by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        
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I must come from another planet... there is no 'regular' food that I cannot stand!   I don't think I could handle the warm monkey brains à la Indiana Jones, though.  Must be that slavic 'You eating what is on plate or you getting to taste of back of hand' food ethic I was raised with... LOL 


I remember as a brat I hated strong-flavoured veggies like cabbage, cooked broccoli (overcooked if my mother was on KP duty), and brussells sprouts.  But when I tried them again in my early 20s I liked them.


I do not care for artificial flavours in baked goods or confections though...  That's why I like to make my own using real vanilla or other extracts.   

Post# 829475 , Reply# 32   6/25/2015 at 05:57 (1,845 days old) by arbilab (Ft Worth TX (Ridglea))        

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Wow, I thought *I* was a picky eater. If I added all the above exclusions together I'd starve in less than a week.

Now, making a kid eat liver once a week can get you arrested for child abuse. If you did it to me I'd just kill you.

Mom ruined all manner of dishes with raw onions. What, she couldn't spell SAUTEE? WTF, she took French.

A southerner who hates ketchup? I thought there were more southerners who hate the ABSENCE of ketchup.

Mayo doesn't make me puke. Just makes me want to.

I like lobster but I can't afford it. I like fried shrimp, but then I also like fried okra and onion rings (see above). For that matter, I liked airline food back when there was such thing. Love fried fish sandwiches (pollock, cod) but nothing that actually TASTES like fish.

Ahh! School cafeteria food. How could anyone eat anything that smelt like that? I ate rolls and corn and chocolate milk. But wait, survey says those are pukeworthy too.

How can anyone (not suffering anaphylaxis) hate peanut butter?

Let's do dinner. Have your dietitian call mine. Shouldn't take them more than a month to sort.

Post# 829476 , Reply# 33   6/25/2015 at 06:09 (1,845 days old) by Intuitive (Sydney-Australia)        

Swedes (turnips)
BRUSSEL SPROUTS..... they as the most disgusting thing of all time.... Devils Grapes!!!
Avocado... The texture is puke making ....
Licorice & aniseed... Just not nice!

Post# 829477 , Reply# 34   6/25/2015 at 06:10 (1,845 days old) by Intuitive (Sydney-Australia)        

Swedes (turnips)
BRUSSEL SPROUTS..... they as the most disgusting thing of all time.... Devils Grapes!!!
Avocado... The texture is puke making ....
Licorice & aniseed... Just not nice!

Post# 829478 , Reply# 35   6/25/2015 at 06:12 (1,845 days old) by Intuitive (Sydney-Australia)        

Swedes (turnips)
BRUSSEL SPROUTS..... they as the most disgusting thing of all time.... Devils Grapes!!!
Avocado... The texture is puke making ....
Licorice & aniseed... Just not nice!

Post# 829485 , Reply# 36   6/25/2015 at 06:41 (1,844 days old) by washdaddy (Baltimore)        
Foods that I can't stand-

Coconut- one of the most vile things god ever placed on the planet...also the smell of it as well.

Okra- just doesn't appeal to me

Sauerkraut- never acquired a true taste for it

Raw Oysters- Just the thought of them going down my throat and making a u-turn cause they don't like where they are headed. (you catch my drift on that one)


Post# 829490 , Reply# 37   6/25/2015 at 07:06 (1,844 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
RE School Food!

My elementary school had as good if not better food than ANY restaurant I have ever been to, but I knew all the older ladies that worked there, and my Dads first cousin made the rolls every day...I have NEVER eaten a yeast roll to this day as good, my Grandmother worked there before I was born, and a few of the ladies had been there since those days,I was there from 1st thru 6th grades, 71-77.Grandmother worked there from 58-63.Middle school was GREASY and vile, high school a little better, but nothing came close to the food at Lower Creek Elementary School in Lenoir NC.

Post# 829491 , Reply# 38   6/25/2015 at 07:17 (1,844 days old) by mayken4now (Winchester, VA)        
Way too much information!

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(without the drama of dialog galore)

Post# 829495 , Reply# 39   6/25/2015 at 07:50 (1,844 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        

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I'm not a very picky eater. As I child I even loved Brussels sprouts! But there is one thing I have tried a few times, but can't make myself to eat: Oatmeal or porridge as the British say I believe. I love oatmeal cookies, but oatmeal for breakfast is just a bridge too far for me.

Post# 829496 , Reply# 40   6/25/2015 at 07:52 (1,844 days old) by countryford (Phoenix, AZ)        

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There are a few foods, that I don't care for, but if I'm at someone's house and they serve it, I will eat it. With the exception of macaroni and cheese. I will gag on that.


As a kid, I never cared for it. One summer while visiting my grandparent's, my grandmother made it and wouldn't let me leave the table till it was all gone. I tried it once a number of years ago and almost puked up everywhere. Needless to say, I won't even touch it now.

Post# 829507 , Reply# 41   6/25/2015 at 10:03 (1,844 days old) by kimball455 (Cape May, NJ)        

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Egg Plant ...No no way not no how ....

Allergic to Mellons

Love Brussels sprouts roasted on the grill

Finally like Mac 'n Cheese ... My Grandmother made something that she call Mac 'n Cheese and it was vile.


Post# 829517 , Reply# 42   6/25/2015 at 11:17 (1,844 days old) by Letsgoblues ()        

1. All onions in any form. And yes, even the mild ones and vidalia onions are gross too.
2. The cardboard-tasting flat sprinkles that people insist on putting on cakes. So gross!
3. Meatloaf.

As a side note, I hate when people say "Well, that is because you haven't tried MY (insert objectionable food)".

Post# 829529 , Reply# 43   6/25/2015 at 14:01 (1,844 days old) by LordKenmore (The Laundry Room)        

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> School cafeteria food. How could anyone eat anything that smelt like that?

I wondered that, too. I don't think I did school lunch but once, and that was at junior high level where there were options other than disgusting glop. Food? Or toxic waste? You be the judge!

Actually I now realize I did lunch a few times in elementary school, but that would not have been regular lunch. Say, an outside barbecue, with the principal grilling hamburgers. Or, of course, pizza.

One interesting quirk with my school district was that the kitchens really didn't actually cook much. Apparently a lot of stuff was made in one kitchen (at my junior high, I was told) in industrial sized quantities, and shipped out to the other schools where it would presumably get reheated. Thus, one would effectively with many things be eating leftover grade. Some things are better the second day--a Julia Child stew, perhaps--but not school cafeteria cuisine.

I have an unfinished novel I started during the late real Maytag era, and the action largely takes place on a private college campus. I had fun with scenes referencing the cafeteria and how bad it is, and how the characters cope.

Post# 829532 , Reply# 44   6/25/2015 at 14:20 (1,844 days old) by LordKenmore (The Laundry Room)        

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I'm not sure what I despise. Despise to the point of "I eat it I puke". Despise to the point of being held at gun point. "Eat this, or I'll shoot you!" And I'd say: "You might as well shoot now, and we'll get it over with!"

I hated milk when I was a child. But it's been years since I went near the stuff; no idea how I'd react. I can stand froth on cappuccino, but not wild about it. Also the type of milk might make a difference. I had raw milk once as a child--despite all the whining out there about how "dangerous" it is--and it was much better than the crap usually poured into my glass.

Canned tuna is another thing I hated, and it seems to me it made me gag more than once. I was forced (well not forced, but felt obligated under circumstances) to have something with tuna a year or so back, and managed to choke it down. I didn't precisely gag, but it was not pleasant. On the other hand, I'd be willing to try fresh tuna--someone told me that fresh tuna is much different.

I'm not into meat in general. After a certain point, my family never really had much meat that was just cooked meat. To save money, my mother bought cheap stuff, that got cooked as part of something else. So...I have little real interest in a thick steak. (But don't necessarily despise it, and would be curious to try 100% grass fed, locally produced steak.)

I'm not much into seafood. I will eat fish, although not often due to price. A lot of fish I don't like, but that might be preparation. I have no real interest to try sushi. Clams I eat only in chowder; no interest in trying them otherwise. No interest in oysters.

Processed meats are another thing I mostly am happy doing without. At one point, we were caring for my grandmother, who just loved that crap. We cooked it sometimes to make her happy. I hated mainstream sausages--no taste, all grease. I privately called one common brand "Greaseshire Farms." And ring of bologna I strongly disliked, but could choke down if covered with something. And I'll be happy to avoid Spam, too.

I suppose a lot of vegetables could come under fire, but it would be more about a specific preparation. Like mentioned above, I hate canned peas. Frankly, I wonder why we even continue making them. Frozen peas are so much better. I don't like overcooked vegetables, either.

And then I really don't like standard cheap bread. I don't quite despise it, but it's another thing I'd be happy to never eat again.

Post# 829535 , Reply# 45   6/25/2015 at 14:26 (1,844 days old) by LordKenmore (The Laundry Room)        

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It was nice seeing some comment about eggs! I can't say I despise them, but don't really particularly like eggs. It can take me forever to use up a dozen, and there are long stretches I don't have eggs, period.

One huge headache: someone I know got into chickens, and at one point she had more eggs than she knew what to do with. I got a supply of free eggs. It was nice, at times, but it was a headache sometimes using those eggs up. And getting regularly asked: "Do you need eggs?"

Post# 829552 , Reply# 46   6/25/2015 at 16:11 (1,844 days old) by gusherb (Chicago/NWI)        

I just remembered two more things I hate.

Milk in a glass. As a child my parents gave me diluted juicy juice in a bottle instead of milk because I absolutely REFUSED it. I still refuse it to this day.
One time when I was 6 years old I was placed in daycare for a couple weeks. They only gave milk to drink during lunch, I gave in and took a sip and nearly threw up because I hated the taste. I argued with them until they gave up trying to get me to drink it. (I was quite the strong willed child, and still am very strong willed!) And that was that.

Well, as it turns out I'm lactose intolerant. Which brings me to my next thing, fresh cheese. Namely Mozzarella and Cheddar. Two cheeses I hate with a passion. Also the site of melted cheese makes my gag reflexes kick in. When I was a child all the cheese in deep dish pizza would almost guaranteed make me hurl about an hour later.
Funny thing is I love pizza, I just have to let it cool down to the point where the cheese is no longer gooey.
Mozzarella or cheddar on pizza doesn't really bother me now as long as it's not still melty and theres another topping on it to drown out the taste. So Pizza is my only exception to those cheeses. And I think my lactose intolerance has toned down a bit since I was younger, since that doesn't bother me, though I still will not drink milk or even go near it.

Every other kind of dairy; yogurt, aged cheese, goat cheese etc doesn't bother me and I actually really like those things.

Post# 829554 , Reply# 47   6/25/2015 at 16:41 (1,844 days old) by LordKenmore (The Laundry Room)        

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What interests me about milk was that it turned out that I had an allergy to it. I wonder if part of my dislike was sensing that.

Or, as I suggested to my mother once when I was about 20, was it mind over matter? I recalled learning that a classmate in elementary school was allergic to milk, and thinking "wow! what a great thing!" or something like that. And so perhaps I thought a little too hard, and my subconscious decided: "We'll make this happen! Any time he touches milk, he'll sneeze!"

I know the allergy was still there when I was about 19. I attended a holiday party at a professor's house, and she served egg nog. (Grocery store stuff, and definitely not spiked). I tried it, liked it (the sugar and spices covered the milk up nicely!). Then, I started having a runny nose after the second helping...

Post# 829555 , Reply# 48   6/25/2015 at 16:42 (1,844 days old) by LordKenmore (The Laundry Room)        

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And while on dairy, there are some who are anti-dairy who point out that humans are the only creatures who routinely consume milk after a very young age.

Post# 829611 , Reply# 49   6/26/2015 at 03:22 (1,844 days old) by tolivac (greenville nc)        

Additions to my food hate list:Cottage Cheese-many other cheeses as well.Pastas,(like potatoes instead)Oysters-used to love them as a child--now I HATE them--like eating a GIANT bugger!And of course school cafeteria food and "Hotel" pan restuarants!"Grub line" places-any time I eat from these I get the SQUIRTS!!!JET PROPELLED!!

Post# 829633 , Reply# 50   6/26/2015 at 06:30 (1,843 days old) by arbilab (Ft Worth TX (Ridglea))        

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I've got something you'd all puke on but I love: Poi. Served in small quantities (so as not to waste) at all Hawaiian tourist luaus. Cooked & pounded root of taro, relative of turnip. Can't practically eat it here; negligible shelf life and nobody makes it anywhere near central TX. Make it myself out of turnips? Nope, turnips make me puke.

Not exactly food but here's something that makes me puke: All music recorded later than Hotel California.

Post# 829669 , Reply# 51   6/26/2015 at 11:28 (1,843 days old) by polkanut (Wausau, WI )        

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As a kid I completely hated sub sandwiches, but love them now.  The parochial school I went in the late 70's & early 80's had 3 fantastic cooks similar to the ones Hans had at his elementary school.  Valeria McDonald was head cook, and Doris Weinke & Marianne Henkelman were the assistants.  They could work miracles with the monthly government commodities they received.  Mrs McDonald baked loaves & loaves of fresh french bread every day that were out of this world delicious.  Her meatloaf, chili mac, and chocolate crazy cake still make my mouth water just thinking about them.  In 8th grade we could volunteer to help in the kitchen during lunch time.  It was great because your lunch was free that week, and you could also get extra servings if you wanted them.


We used to joke that we ate at McDonald's every day because of the head cook's last name.

Post# 829678 , Reply# 52   6/26/2015 at 12:55 (1,843 days old) by mikael3 (Atlanta)        

There must be something wrong with me.  Most of the stuff listed above is some of my favorite food, especially the liver, avocados, mushrooms of all sorts, shellfish (especially oysters), fishy fish (including anchovies, on a baguette with butter!), gamey meat (I age all sorts of red meat until it has some serious flavor), eggplant (we survive on ratatouille in the summer), Brussels sprouts (all winter long), creamed spinach, and I LOVE stinky cheese.  These are some of my absolutely favorite things. 


I’ll also eat any offal.  Some dishes don’t even taste right without it.  Pig’s head or feet, for example, are absolutely required for pozole, or it has no flavor.  Chicken feet do wonders for chicken soup.  And then some things like brains or thymus are just wonderful treats.


I will say, I dislike a lot of things that are cooked incorrectly, but not the ingredients themselves.  Offal in particular is often cooked really badly; dried-out liver is the worst.  And I don’t like fatty foods served cold.  Chinese bbq-fat-back and pickled duck’s feet are two classic examples; those are great deep-fried, but not all flabby and cold.


Bad preparation rules out most fast food for me, too. 


I will say, I don’t really care for pápalos, so maybe there’s one thing on my list.

Post# 829683 , Reply# 53   6/26/2015 at 14:53 (1,843 days old) by Frigilux (The Minnesota Prairie)        

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I'm enjoying this thread. I check it every time someone adds a post.

And now...

You're all invited to my house for dinner! On the menu: Water. All the water you can drink.


Post# 829690 , Reply# 54   6/26/2015 at 15:46 (1,843 days old) by cranraspberry (MA)        

I think the only two foods that I can't tolerate (i.e. will throw up if forced to take a bite) are goat and sheep cheese. No idea why, but it's not an intellectual "I tasted and didn't like it" kind of thing, it's a very strong physical reaction. I'm actually sad about that - my husband and I are foodies, and I miss out on so many delicious dishes because they often contain VT goat or sheep cheese.
I've even tried desensitizing myself to the flavors, but that did not go well at all.

Also I will not touch any kinds of processed foods, but unlike the goat and sheep cheese that is more a rational choice and knowing what actually goes into that stuff and not wanting to ingest any part of it.

And I love oysters, roasted brussels sprouts, spinach (wilted or raw, not overcooked or creamed), venison. The egg and eggplant sandwich at Clover in Boston is a favorite of mine as well! Have beets been mentioned here yet? Love those too!

Post# 829791 , Reply# 55   6/27/2015 at 05:17 (1,843 days old) by arbilab (Ft Worth TX (Ridglea))        
... but you knew that:

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I'll take a heapin' helpin' of the waterboy.

Post# 829836 , Reply# 56   6/27/2015 at 14:03 (1,842 days old) by LordKenmore (The Laundry Room)        

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>You're all invited to my house for dinner! On the menu: Water. All the water you can drink.

Oh, yuck! Water! How repulsive can you get?


Post# 829839 , Reply# 57   6/27/2015 at 14:10 (1,842 days old) by twintubdexter (Palm Springs)        
The root of nearly all of my problems since day one...

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Virtually no food is safe around my mouth which is usually open most of the time. The first word I think I remember was my Italian relatives saying "mangia" and sticking a spoon full of something in my face. They force-fed me "pastina" with butter, all carbs and fat. In the 1950's, chubby little babies were considered cute and healthy. Fast forward to 65 years later. Fat is a sign of poor health and, at any weight, nothing is cute anymore.

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Post# 829857 , Reply# 58   6/27/2015 at 16:15 (1,842 days old) by CircleW (NE Cincinnati OH area)        

Boiled eggs, YUCK!

Post# 829858 , Reply# 59   6/27/2015 at 16:20 (1,842 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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Most of y'all wouldn't eat at my house.  I love to cook with every color there is of peppers as well as onion and mushrooms to liven up the meal.  Try not to be dull in food preparation.  Can be heavy handed with spices.  Love eggs.  Lots of whole wheat products as well as multigrain.  I view white flour as evil and cause of so many ills.  Keep skins on as much as possible.  Too much good nutrients and fiber contained within.  Legumes.  But for what I don't like and almost hate:


Most vegetables I love.  But don't like eggplant.  Nor watermelon.  Fish of any kind, yuck.  Wild game yuck.  Licorice.  I don't like the spices or texture of Thai food nor Middle Eastern food. 

Post# 829866 , Reply# 60   6/27/2015 at 17:46 (1,842 days old) by AquaCycle (West Yorkshire, UK)        

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Tomatoes (although I love tomato sauces)

And finally, and this might upset a few people, I loathe cheese. Any kind of cheese. And melted cheese is even worse.

Post# 829867 , Reply# 61   6/27/2015 at 17:48 (1,842 days old) by AquaCycle (West Yorkshire, UK)        

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Appnut, you'd hate eating at our house. We eat a LOT of Thai food

Post# 829876 , Reply# 62   6/27/2015 at 19:05 (1,842 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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Chris, one of  my coworkers hates cheese.  She also does not like white meat chicken or anything that is kind of "creamy" nor Italian food.  Consequently, my work group has never been invited to my house.  Between all that and all but one is diabetic, no motivation to cook for them.  They get offended because I never bake for them.  I don't want to contribute to the delinquency of their diabetes. 

Post# 829908 , Reply# 63   6/28/2015 at 00:23 (1,842 days old) by askolover (South of Nash Vegas, TN)        
for me

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1.  Broccoli

2.  Asparagus

3.  Guacamole....can't even swallow a tiny bite

4.  cooked cabbage (love it raw)

5.  Beets

6.  Green peas

7.  most seafood besides shrimp, no crab, no lobster, no oysters, no clams

8.  Turnip greens, collard greens, spinach

9.  butter beans and lima beans

10. Never tried sushi...not gonna

11. Kimchi...Tony is part Korean and he loves it...the whole house smells like it

12. Anything still moving or bleeding



But I'm not picky......

Post# 829978 , Reply# 64   6/28/2015 at 19:39 (1,841 days old) by warmsecondrinse (Fort Lee, NJ)        

I eat almost everything. My ex's Italian grandmother and her friends used to try to come up with something 'the American' wouldn't touch. I won!

But there IS a short list of things I will NOT touch:
1. RAW apples. But I'll eat apple-anything cooked.
2. Fennel, licorice, anisette... GAG ME! Seriously? licorice flavored celery? God's revenge on mankind.
3. Asparagus.... revolting.
4. Root Beer... total NFW.
5. Jelly fish, insects ... no, thank you.
6. Plain stewed tomatoes.

That's about it. weird, right?

I like liver, heart and game meat. I like *every* vegetable I've tried except for asparagus. I love snails, and any crustacean come to think of it.

There's stuff I'd never buy/cook myself or order in a restaurant, but do eat when it's put in front of me: tripe/flaczki, kidneys, sheep brains.

Weirdly, I don't like mixing sweet and savory foods. but like spicy food.


Post# 829980 , Reply# 65   6/28/2015 at 20:00 (1,841 days old) by xraytech (Rural southwest Pennsylvania )        

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For me it would be:
Dark meat chicken
Pork(other than ham bacon and bulk sausage)
Raw peppers
Scrambled eggs
Wild game
Any seafood(with exception of tuna salad or crab cakes during lent)
Organ meat
Any type of melon
Bananas(but I love banana bread)
Sweet potatoes
Beef or lamb that is less than medium-well
Ranch dressing
Graham crackers
Hot dogs
Any mint flavor
Milk chocolate
Any type of cold breakfast cereal
Hot breakfast cereal: oatmeal, farina, mush, grits etc
And above all coconut, just the thought of it can make me vomit.

Some dishes that turn my stomach are: chili, chicken noodle soup, hamburger helper

Post# 829986 , Reply# 66   6/28/2015 at 21:03 (1,841 days old) by whirlykenmore78 (Prior Lake MN (GMT-0600 CDT.))        
I forgot two major ones:

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Steamed Blue Crabs:If done properly as in the Old Line State are my favorite seafood ever! IF not made in the true "Merlin" tradition they taste like the mud in Bawlmer harbor.
Crab Cakes: Don't put green peppers in them and bread them. Thats a waste of crab shit cake. Use a tried and true MD recipe and grill the cakes on a well buttered grill or fry them in the deep fryer without breading.

Post# 829996 , Reply# 67   6/28/2015 at 23:14 (1,841 days old) by DaveAMKrayoGuy (Oak Park, MI)        

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There is really nothing I don't like except I cannot stand RAISINS--unless they're baked into something (but not bagels or store-bought bread) even though I can tolerate them in cereal ie. Raisin Bran...

I had a phase where I did not like bananas (though I loved them as a little boy, but later, stopped eating them), though I love them now as long as I have something good to eat with them....

I don't know why when I was little I didn't like MILK, after being fed it as a baby--I must have been Force-Fed, if I was in a stage where I was again circa. Kindergarten & First a Grade, then everyone left me alone & let me quit drinking it, until almost my twenties, when I just had to drink it with sweets, and DO like it...!

Now, right now I am so disenchanted with MEAT! Seems as though NOBODY (my mother-in-law, in particular) will let me eat it...! There's health reasons, the Kosher vs. non-Kosher product (I can't understand why we're not allowed to eat meat that looks GOOD!, but when I see a rump roast or ham go by, at where I work at, I have to check to see if my tongue is still in my mouth) and rising costs! So I don't know where to go there...

What good is having a slow-cooker or a broiler in my stove? (I ran my oven broiler with nothing under it, and the heat down there with nothing under it, but to almost burn up the stove wasn't a good thing!)

So excuse my rant, here...

Oh, WATERMELON! Has NO TASTE to it, but I flavor it with syrup, or at least eat it with other fruits, so I like it, after long ago, in my childhood, being asked in a surprising tone: "You don't like all-American watermelon?!"...

-- Dave

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Post# 830001 , Reply# 68   6/29/2015 at 00:51 (1,841 days old) by askolover (South of Nash Vegas, TN)        
forgot Milk!

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I like cheese, ice cream, milk shakes, yogurt, even eat cereal....but I can NOT drink MILK! The school system tried to force me to drink it when I was in kindergarten and first in first grade I started taking my own lunch and did so for the next 7 years until I started high school. HS was different, they had tea, punch, lemonade, and good old water as alternatives to MILK.

Post# 830007 , Reply# 69   6/29/2015 at 05:04 (1,841 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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I've heard it said taste buds change every 7 years.  May explain why some things we detested in childhood now like or can passably eat.  I used to hate raw tomatoes, now I will eat them in salads some, but not always. 

Post# 830021 , Reply# 70   6/29/2015 at 09:53 (1,840 days old) by sudsmaster (East of SF, West of Eden, California)        

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For as long as I can remember, I can't stand watermelon. Don't know why, but I find the taste nauseating. Used to be most types of melons had similar effect, but I can tolerate cantaloupe and honeydew melon if it's perfectly ripe. Unripe, no way.


Other than that, the usual suspects:


Liver (pate is OK)


Sea urchin (disgusting)


Raw clam (cooked is OK, and I do like sushi/sashimi)




Anchovies (not on my pizza, please)








Post# 830026 , Reply# 71   6/29/2015 at 10:15 (1,840 days old) by mrb627 (Buford, GA)        
Gotta add 1 more...

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Olive Loaf. Hated it as a child and still do!


Post# 830028 , Reply# 72   6/29/2015 at 10:19 (1,840 days old) by xraytech (Rural southwest Pennsylvania )        

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Malcolm, Olive loaf is one of my favorite deli meats, the other being Dutch loaf(old fashioned loaf)

Post# 830045 , Reply# 73   6/29/2015 at 13:29 (1,840 days old) by twintubdexter (Palm Springs)        
this has got to be one of the most fun topics ever

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I'd better not say anything nasty like "some of you people sure are picky." "Particular" or better yet "discriminating" is probably a better choice of words. There's plenty of things I don't eat. 


Raw seafood. A friend and I drove to Venice (Southern California, not that anyone would think I meant Italy) and we visited a popular sushi bar. Watching people eat raw fish made me sick. Swallowing raw oysters whole was equally nauseating. The things people put in their mouths in the name of "trendy." 


I was addicted to milk and drank it like water. It's one of the many things I shouldn't have due to my diabetes. They gave us milk, pint-sized waxed cartons, in kindergarten and first grade. You lined up and got your milk and the teacher would come around and hand out graham crackers. I'd chew the corner of the carton and then stick my thumb in it. When the teacher got to my desk I'd pull out my thumb and the milk ran all over the floor. The class laughed their heads off but I was soon crossed off the milk list. I was a bad kid. We had milk delivered when I was young, about 8 quarts every other day. My mom had a crush on Louie, the attractive milkman which could explain why my brothers and I drank so much.


I love anchovies. If you're ordering a pizza with others, telling them to make it half anchovies will almost always guarantee half of the pizza will be yours. 


I don't believe cauliflower or broccoli was ever intended to be eaten raw. They're delicious when cooked. 


Chicken salad sandwiches are one of my favorite things (a diabetes no-no) but I hate it when people add apples, grapes, walnuts or miniature marsh mellows. I'm not a fan of savory mixed with sweet. Applesauce with pork chops, pineapple on ham...I guess that's more tradition than trendy but I'll pass. Mango's a good thing the Colonel has passed.



Post# 830114 , Reply# 74   6/30/2015 at 01:43 (1,840 days old) by sudsmaster (East of SF, West of Eden, California)        
Foods I like

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I like some foods that some people here hate. Go figure.


Broccoli: (I listed it as my favorite food on a card in the 1st grade!). My mother was very amused. I think I acquired a taste for it when my parents coaxed me to eat it by telling me I'd be like a dinosaur eating trees. After that I was hooked.


Avocados: a perfectly ripe avocado is the food of the gods. I enjoy them sliced with salt, mashed with hot sauce for salsa. I have even put them in blender with hot chicken broth, jalapeno peppers, and garlic, and made  a very tasty soup.


Artichokes: another great food, although I've learned one can over-do them (the inulin starch they contain is not digestible). I'm traditional, I like to eat them with mayo (a favorite condiment)


Black olives


Brazil nuts (only if they are not spoiled, rancid, or rotted!)


yada yada yada... there are more but you get the picture...






Post# 830117 , Reply# 75   6/30/2015 at 02:18 (1,840 days old) by mrboilwash (Munich,Germany)        

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Centrum`s slogan "Helps fill nutrititional gaps" finally makes some sense to me after reading this thread.
Amazing how many don`t even like the most common foods.

Post# 830133 , Reply# 76   6/30/2015 at 07:53 (1,839 days old) by countryford (Phoenix, AZ)        

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There's plenty of things I don't eat. Raw seafood.

I'm with you on that one. YUCK!!

The things people put in their mouths in the name of "trendy."

What do people put in their mouths? LOL

I was addicted to milk and drank it like water.

I'm addicted to milk as well. I don't drink it quite like water, but I do have a couple of glasses of it with my supper.

I love anchovies. If you're ordering a pizza with others, telling them to make it half anchovies will almost always guarantee half of the pizza will be yours.

I've actually never had anchovies on pizza. I tried to order it once, but that pizza place didn't have anchovies. :(

I don't believe cauliflower or broccoli was ever intended to be eaten raw. They're delicious when cooked.

I have to disagree with you on this one. I love cauliflower and broccoli raw. Dip them in some ranch dressing. To die for.

Chicken salad sandwiches are one of my favorite things (a diabetes no-no) but I hate it when people add apples, grapes, walnuts or miniature marsh mellows.

I as well like chicken salad sandwiches but not with all that extra added in.

I'm not a fan of savory mixed with sweet. Applesauce with pork chops, pineapple on ham...

Another thing that I don't care for is pineapple on pizza. It does not belong there. Quit trying to put it there.


Post# 830154 , Reply# 77   6/30/2015 at 11:27 (1,839 days old) by mysteryclock (Franklin, TN)        

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Can't stand raw tomatoes (love all forms cooked / processed however), cucumbers (any form), boiled okra (fried to death or in gumbo is fine), hominy, frog legs, raw oysters (both textures bug me). That's really about it. There are some other things like buttermilk that I wouldn't drink on a bet, but are essential to some recipes so I use quite a bit.

I am at least fortunate to not have any significant food allergies. We have both a tree nut and shellfish allergy in my house, so Thai food doesn't happen too often around here....

Post# 830162 , Reply# 78   6/30/2015 at 13:24 (1,839 days old) by DaveAMKrayoGuy (Oak Park, MI)        

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I love tomato juice until it turns into KETCHUP...!

-- Dave

Post# 830353 , Reply# 79   7/1/2015 at 18:38 (1,838 days old) by DaveAMKrayoGuy (Oak Park, MI)        

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OK, here are TWO THINGS that it took hanging out with my daughter, (going out to dinner at Olga's Kitchen, actually) to come up with that are "obvious kiddie food", not fit for adult consumption (or MINE at ANY AGE!) as I will NOT finish her left overs of:


Applesauce (Can't STAND the stuff--it reminds me of BABY FOOD--and telling Laura that it was "baby food", in turn, had her telling me "there's GROWN-UP applesauce--and I remember when I out-grew eating baby food wanting to eat some berry flavored baby food my little sister wouldn't eat right out of the jar when I was two...


Chocolate Milk--that is, that I didn't make Chocolate! I like a chocolate milk-SHAKE--made w/ ice cream, syrup and an egg! (or if there must be milk flavored w/ chocolate syrup, then I would just put in some soda water (if we have; we mostly don't) and make an Egg Cream (and I remember thinking it was literally made w/ an egg or egg-S, if not thinking it was an alcoholic beverage, given my impression when I read something as "going out for such")...


Getting back to my childhood dislike for milk: there was a real neat pink juice that came in a can--maybe it was Passionfruit?--it was too sweet to really be grapefruit--that I was supposedly allowed to drink in place of milk--and supposedly it seemed OK to have, in that none of the other kids were jealous wanting to "BYOB" their own, or trying to barter mine off of me, bully me over it, or beat me up for it, etc.



-- Dave

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Post# 830370 , Reply# 80   7/1/2015 at 19:52 (1,838 days old) by DADoES (TX, U.S. of A.)        

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Many of the foods mentioned have not crossed my path or not been tried.

Love peanut butter ... jar and a spoon, or a sandwich with sugar sprinkled ... but need to keep it minimal due to oxalates.

Detest egg nog.

Had a stomach upset incident years ago after having some honey, although I don't suppose the honey was the cause as it doesn't spoil, and avoided it for a long while but have mostly gotten over it.

Oysters are nasty.
Will not take boiled eggs or fried but like scrambled.
Boiled/cooked/canned cabbage but slaw is OK.
Liver and other organ meats.

Post# 830393 , Reply# 81   7/1/2015 at 23:07 (1,838 days old) by DaveAMKrayoGuy (Oak Park, MI)        

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Along with Licorice, I'm surprised no one here has mentioned Root Beer or Root Beer-flavored stuff...

Wonder how a lot of people I know dislike Onions, but actually love Garlic; me, it's the opposite: I cannot imagine ANYTHING without Onion--gimme it anytime!

Garlic, though--it STANKS!!!!

-- Dave

Post# 830464 , Reply# 82   7/2/2015 at 12:41 (1,837 days old) by CircleW (NE Cincinnati OH area)        

I forgot olives and Fritos. I used to like then until I ate them together when I was in 5th grade. I got very sick afterwards, and haven't eaten them since. I still can't even stand the smell of Fritos.

Post# 830468 , Reply# 83   7/2/2015 at 13:02 (1,837 days old) by Frigilux (The Minnesota Prairie)        

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Fritos & Olives: I had a similar experience with peanuts when I was a kid. Ate a vending machine bag of peanuts just as I was getting the stomach flu. Couldn't eat peanuts or peanut butter for a few years after that.

Post# 830488 , Reply# 84   7/2/2015 at 14:07 (1,837 days old) by Whirlpolf ()        
"if possible, can I have it without onions, please?"

Interesting thread this is.
I might have understood "I do not like xy food" but I was not aware of "I despise xy food".
Very astonishing to what an extent some childhood mistreatments are the story behind the story.

Anyway, I work in the quick food area (food to go, pizza and all that).
The food is prepared freshly, goes to the shelf for about 10 seconds and is baked from there and handed out and sold after a few minutes, the prep cycles and baking patterns overlapping so that each client has his/her meal in a matter of 15 seconds (which means a continuous flow of raw meals towards the shelf for the baking cycle on and on, so that the oven is always full.)

And how do I HATE them, these ultra-picky pale allergy mystery creatures on high heels (can I have it without xy but more 7 on one corner, yet less 20 on the other side? Have you got something without gluten, without lactose, without ....) (I am continously waiting for the ultimate "without anything at all")

And those 6 foot 2 guys with wrestling shoulders mumbling "please no onions, please, please no!"
Hey! A guy not eating onions, how far have we come? Pansies!
Onions are good for your blood and they help "any grandpa climb on the bike" (as you will problably guess).

Months ago I was still eager to fulfill these Heidi Klum extravaganzas but today I just shout "no. next"

The only exceptions I make are pregnant mothers or persons with REAL allergies (as in most cases it turns out to be "I dunno, I just don't eat them") - and THAT is just a bad childhood or some other high-maintenance attitude, not an allergy.

Extra wishes of extra princesses are neither any good for our baking shop and its speed (one miss for 10 secs in the team and a whole oven full with 8 meals is burnt) nor are they any good for my nerves.

Which does not mean that I reject any "shudderings" of anyone at all, but please just don't see our business then. With more than a dozen variations (even veggies and vegan ones, with kosher and what have you, there is plenty to pick from without slamming the whole queue to a standstill).

The latest trick: Choosing the cheapest standard veggie size asking "but can I have just some meat bits on it ? Just a few, just to have the taste?" (the meat version is 1 € more) - once I get to explaining that this means 1,- more they start a lengthy discussion about "unflexible customer service". So which part of no didn't they get? It is: No, goodbye, next.

Post# 830507 , Reply# 85   7/2/2015 at 16:24 (1,837 days old) by twintubdexter (Palm Springs)        

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Isn't it amazing how many people suddenly find themselves "allergic" to gluten? I watched one of those "reporter on the street" things where they stopped people and asked them about it. Most people said they could not eat it and knew it was bad for them yet almost no one knew what it really was. Every shelf in the grocery store has labels that proclaim "Gluten Free." I expect to see it on packages of Charmin very soon. Apparently those words make stuff sell.


At least Mrs. Noh Nah Ning spoke the truth about doughnuts and never mentioned gluten..."you know they are bad for you!"

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Post# 830542 , Reply# 86   7/3/2015 at 00:04 (1,837 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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Despise would fit the response of my teens and early 20's to some foods. Keep in mind, my mum was English/Scottish and whether it fits or not, she didn't really like to fuss for meals. So, the following were my most hated and still do not appeal to me at all, along with just the foods I've tasted after leaving my good mom's cooking:

1)Spanish Rice. Prepared well-cooked - well cooked pork chops or other in rice and tomato sauce.

2)Stuffed Green Peppers(believe I'm allergic to these, but not the orange, yellow or red variety)

3)Asparagus (although I will eat the tips, generally no likey this veggie which my Nanna and Grandpa grew abundantly on the sunny side of the white single car garage.


5)Most, not all, sushi,escargots(snail), lobster(it's just too rich for me) and oysters(God bless those who can swallow a bad head cold. tmi, I know.)

6)Indian food - I can't include EVERY kind, but from tasting everything that was offered at a large engagement party, I didn't enjoy anything I ate. Some curry is sweet, but I have yet to discover a love for Indian food.

7)Stewed Tomatoes


9)All lunchmeats, except Boar's Head products

10)Most fast foods(90%)

11)Many pastas - dislike spaghetti, linquini, and macaroni, but I love a well-made mostaccioli which is hard to find.

12)Lima Beans - can eat them, but don't like!

13)Plain white bread, plain pancakes, white rice, and white cakes/cupcakes.

14)Poi, but I love TAROT chips! Hawaii was the only place I found large bags of large, delicious TAROT chips

15)Some of the Southern greens; not that I can't eat them, but that they don't agree with my "system".

16)Greasy food - i.e; most anything fried.

and that's enough from me. Interesting how people hate or can't eat coconut, milk,
and other things I enjoy.

Another interesting thread - I really enjoy discovering other's likes, dislikes and interests.

Post# 830554 , Reply# 87   7/3/2015 at 04:59 (1,837 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        
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Frogs legs
Full English Breakfast - Bacon fried, poached or scrambled eggs, fried or grilled tomatoes, fried mushrooms, fried bread or toast with butter, sausages, and baked beans by themselves aren't bad, but all on one plate and first thing in the morning is more than one can endure.
Kippers - Well they aren't that bad going down, long as they stay down. Oh and the smell whilst cooking puts me right off.

Post# 830556 , Reply# 88   7/3/2015 at 05:41 (1,837 days old) by arbilab (Ft Worth TX (Ridglea))        
...6 foot 2 guys with wrestling onions...

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Probably had dates (either gender) and didn't want their breath to reek.

Post# 830609 , Reply# 89   7/3/2015 at 16:33 (1,836 days old) by Gusherb (Chicago/NWI)        
Re Gluten

The current trend towards GF, even for people that have no allergy to it whatsoever makes those of us who've been diagnosed with a legit allergy to it (Celiac) look stupid. Whenever I order something and request GF I always wonder if they think I'm another one of "those picky morons".
OTOH there is a major flip side to the current GF trend, SO many options! I started eating GF in 2003, back then and for the longest time staying GF was very hard to do unless you just stuck purely with protein and vegetables.

These days I still stay away from the stuff but every once in awhile I give in for the things i love (like pizza, baked goods etc). Can't do that too much or the symptoms start coming back fast.

Post# 830630 , Reply# 90   7/3/2015 at 20:57 (1,836 days old) by twintubdexter (Palm Springs)        

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I certainly did not intend to offend anyone with food allergies. I'm glad people like Jonathan who should avoid gluten have so much to choose from. I just meant to draw attention to the sudden influx of gluten intolerant people and the endless products on market shelves that shout GLUTEN FREE! "No High Fructose Corn Syrup" runs a close second. A few years ago it was "I'm hypoglycemic!" On "The Nanny," Fran Fine's mother Sylvia was always tossing that around. She'd fain lightheadedness and ask for her medicine...a spoon and a squeeze bottle of Hershey's syrup. 

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Post# 830925 , Reply# 91   7/5/2015 at 23:41 (1,834 days old) by DaveAMKrayoGuy (Oak Park, MI)        
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Did I ever mention that I don't like Tuna?! Or canned salmon or any kind of raw fish that isn't SUSHI?! That's CAT FOOOD to me...!


Maybe buried in a COOKED Casserole, yes! As for a TUNA SANDWICH, No!


And I remember at camp someone wanting tuna put in the macaroni & cheese before I had my turn to have the last helping WITHOUT!


Yeh, I'm still dwelling on how "the one man's meat is a another man's poison", but I won't go on ranting about it here, right now....




-- Dave

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Post# 832188 , Reply# 92   7/14/2015 at 01:11 (1,826 days old) by laundromat (Hilo, Hawaii)        

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1. Lymburger cheese.
Anything that smells like shit goes no further then my nose
2.Egg Plant
3 Lobster
8. Miracle Whip
9.Cool Whip
10.fruit cake

Post# 836609 , Reply# 93   8/14/2015 at 13:22 (1,794 days old) by DaveAMKrayoGuy (Oak Park, MI)        
An "I USED To Like":

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Have you ever had a food you used to loved to eat & was a very simple, satisfying snack or treat that you could always count on to keep you full in a good, savory way?


Now...! Have you ever eaten something that seemed to just sit in your stomach, and do nothing but make it ache and can no longer stand even in a bowl of soup, mainly because it would linger around after the soup was gone?

Well, yes, I have: CRACKERS!

(And not as in "fire", either, as this song hopefully suggests...)

-- Dave


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Post# 836695 , Reply# 94   8/14/2015 at 21:36 (1,794 days old) by bwoods ()        
and for a different reason

I despise lobster and those people who cook the poor animals alive. It is cruel, disgusting and inhumane.

You know what a steam burn or hot water burn feels like on your hand. Can you imagine what being submersed in it must be like. Animals, even Crustaceans, have a nervous system and feel pain.

BTW, One poor man knows what it is like. Did you read about the man, yesterday, who got trapped in the oven at Bumble Bee Tuna? He was in the back of the room sized oven cleaning it, and apparently no one knew it. They pushed in several tons of tuna and trapped him inside and he was literally cooked to death.

Bumble Bee said they would be scrapping all their ovens and getting new ones that don't need to be cleaned by hand.

Post# 836702 , Reply# 95   8/14/2015 at 22:05 (1,794 days old) by bwoods ()        

Let me rephrase the statement made above when I said "I hate people who cook the lobsters alive." I mean I hate the ACTIONS of those who cook lobsters alive, not the people themselves.

Post# 836706 , Reply# 96   8/14/2015 at 22:51 (1,794 days old) by PhilR (Quebec Canada)        

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The only time I saw lobsters being cooked, I felt really bad. I know animals in their environment get killed by other animals too and I do eat all kinds of meat if others killed it for me but I can't stand seeing them die. Since I'm not exactly slim, I probably eat more meat than most people who kill it for me do... I should be more concerned about that, I'd probably loose some weight too. 

I did kill a few animals by accident while driving (among them, quite a few insects but larger ones too) but I can't even intentionally kill a spider... I am quite patient at relocating some insects outside of the house without hurting them. If I find them in the cold season, I leave them where they are or just move them to another room as I don't want to leave them outside!

Post# 836716 , Reply# 97   8/15/2015 at 01:01 (1,794 days old) by tolivac (greenville nc)        

On YouTube years back they showed videos of cooks cutting up crabs,other sea animals raw and alive-then patrons eating the parts raw and alive.Another video shows a person biting into a live crab!Its claws and legs drooped after it was bitten.GROSS!!

Post# 836740 , Reply# 98   8/15/2015 at 06:58 (1,793 days old) by Jetcone (Schenectady-Home of Calrods,Monitor Tops,Toroid Transformers)        
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what a thread !!!


For me if you feed me this on a plate I will confess to ANYTHING !


1: Salmon in any form

2: Brussels sprouts, they taste like horse-breath balls !!

3:Cream sickles- got violently ill on them as a kid. What is odd is I like Orange Julius though- but I  never got sick on a OJ.

4: Red licorice !! Can't even stand the scent! Bought a pack at 4 years old while we were returning from Nantucket in 1959- hit  a storm on the ferry crossing back to the mainland , got wayyyyyy nauseous -- NEVER AGAIN !!


PS that King Crab looks Delicious !!!

Post# 836758 , Reply# 99   8/15/2015 at 08:58 (1,793 days old) by bwoods ()        
to agree with Phil

First, what foods do I despise to eat (beside lobster because of the suffering)..almost none..unfortunately. That's why I could and should lose about ten pounds ha.

Phil, I thought I was just about the only person in this world who doesn't like to kill insects. I too try to trap spiders, and an occasional grasshopper and take them outdoors. When I do kill an insect I attempt to do it instantly so they don't suffer. With five cats, I try to catch a spider before they do, as it will see a fate worse than death at the hands (that is mouths) of my cats.

I feel less sympathetic toward roaches as they spread disease, but even then I try to make their demise painless. They didn't ask to be a roach and didn't ask to be put on this earth. They are only trying to live the life they have been given. But unfortunately I can't have my house be a sanctuary for them. And if I don't kill them, by cats will take care of it for me, and not so humanely. Fortunately, I rarely get them.

You know the expression. If it's in your house, it's a "waterbug" (said softly with a smile). But if it's in your neighbor's's a ROACH!!! (said with loud disgust)

I remember when my family an I went to Florida. My mom found roaches in the room and my dad went to the desk to get another room. The clerk downplayed it and informed my dad that the hotel did NOT have roaches but what he saw, if anything, may have been a "Florida Waterbug." Right. the waterbug probably came in to spend the night after surfing all day.

Post# 836777 , Reply# 100   8/15/2015 at 11:06 (1,793 days old) by PhilR (Quebec Canada)        

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Since I live up north, we don't have to deal with as many insects as in the south.

I have never seen a roach here! Apparently there are, usually in older houses with people who don't clean much! My mother was raised in an old house in a poor neighborhood of my hometown and they had a convenience store in a part of their home. My grandmther took care of the store until her death (at age 36) in 1960, but after her death, the older kids were running the store and they started to have problems!
People would bring back empty Coke bottles with roaches in them so they eventually had some too! My grandfather wasn't the kind of guy who would call the exterminator just for a few roaches but he couldn't get rid of them with his Raid cans so when he noticed that the situation was a bit out of control, he did! Apparently, he didn't have to call many times to get rid of roaches! One time was enough! That's one of the few advantages of our cold weather!

Still, my mother and my aunts were traumatised with insects, they all remember roaches running to hide when they turned on the big fluorescent light over the table in the kitchen/dining room and others getting out of the toaster when they used it so they turned it on before putting bread slices in! They even saw some in their pull-out dishwasher!

Apparently, a family living nearby had so many roaches that they didn't bother to hide anymore in their house when they turned the lights on (or there was no space left for them to hide!) and they even had to get them out of their plates while eating! They were the ones suspected to have brought roaches in Coke bottles at my grandfather's place!

So my mother learned me to rinse thoroughly refundable bottles and cans and even the dirty dishes before letting them in the dishwasher unless it's ready to be started immediately after leaving the plates in! I even rinse packages that are going in the trash bin!

Post# 836874 , Reply# 101   8/16/2015 at 00:53 (1,793 days old) by tolivac (greenville nc)        

Yes,large roaches out my way-not the smaller ones up North.At my place they get the "foot" or the vacuum.If the foot-the vacuum gets the remains.At a former workplace in downtown Wash Dc-the roaches in that building were HUGE-you could almost ride them!If you stepped on one-made a loud CRUNCH and left a greenish-yellow stain on the floor.and the remains would be there for a while to get "run over" again by other users of that building.What was also funky-you would be working at your bench and one of those things walks thru the overhead flourescent light and makes a weird shadow on your workbench.Sometimes would freeze them with electronics "freeze Spray"!The things would actually wake up again!Tough critters!!

Post# 860967 , Reply# 102   1/9/2016 at 22:41 (1,646 days old) by DaveAmKrayoGuy (Oak Park, MI)        
Seen on Foodstuff, GOOD and BAD! How Ugly:

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OK, somewhere I saw mushrooms in this thread--and once a co-worker and I split a personal pan pizza w/ four-slices on which everything EXCEPT MUSHROOMS was on it! --That thing even had anchovies...


The "N-Word": NATURAL... Been seeing it at a "Everything labeled Homestyle"-level and on foods ranging from nuts, breakfast bears/granola bars and produce, to meats & even beer...


Did not want to buy the Meijer store-brand of canned-tomato sauce due to it being labeled ax such--and even the national branded competitors...


--Nope! --Walmart Great Value brand that just says "Tomato Sauce" for me!


And like-wise, "Natural" better mean Natural Selection, (Scientific term, I take it) New Naturals's, as in GE's appliance-color selection or  Natural Gas...!


Think I'll go "au natural", now...! (LOL!) "Naturally"...



-- Dave

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Post# 860980 , Reply# 103   1/10/2016 at 01:39 (1,646 days old) by mrsalvo (New Braunfels Texas)        

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What an interesting thread, it's left me wondering what everyone DOES eat!!! A persons body changes every 7 years, hence the taste buds change as well, so I can tolerate some foods that I used to not could stand and vise versa. There are a few foods that never go into my grocery cart at the grocery store:
1. Peas (canned or fresh)
2. Spinach (canned) 2A. Quiches
3. Any type of body organs or feet. None period.
4. Sushi and Oysters.
5. Totally avoiding Genetically Modified Foods.
6. Wild game. (Includes frog legs.)
7. Brussel Sprouts and Asparagus.
8. Turnips and collard greens. Nope.
9. Egg Nog.

Onions are very good for a person, and I try to eat a fair amount in my cooked foods. They are good for cleansing the body of poisons and viruses. (During the Spanish Flu outbreak of 1918 when so many died within 24 hours of catching it, those families who ate a lot of onions never got sick or died. My grandmother believed in them.)

I've modified much of my diet, since I've gotten older and after a really bad physical. I try to do my own cooking, I eat a lot of soups and healthy salads.
I'm really growing leary of sugary sodas, ie. Cokes, Pepsi, etc. Even drinking one Coke a day they say can lead to diabetes. I'd welcome any comments or experiences concerning Cokes.

Post# 861030 , Reply# 104   1/10/2016 at 11:23 (1,645 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        
PhilR storey - posted above

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Sobering to read - many people, like myself, have been fortunate never to experience that level of roaches. Once, when I was living/studying in S.Carolina, a few of us students went to a restaurant for dinner. I saw a huge mouse run across the wall. I said, "Was that a mouse that ran across the wall?" My friends,all from the south, laughed and told me it was a Palmetto bug(which are as big as a bus, imho).

Coke question: We had a neighbor(childhood neighborhood), who drank alot of sodas daily- especially Coke. I mean, not one a day, but liters. Not to give Coke a bad name, but she developed diabetes and brain cancer(luckily, she is alive). A nurse, one would think she would have developed some perceptions about health(not blaming,just sayin').

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Post# 861032 , Reply# 105   1/10/2016 at 11:54 (1,645 days old) by jamiel (Detroit, Michigan)        

Dave, I've had very good luck with the Meijer Naturals brand of canned tomatoes/products...I believe they come either from Hirzel near Toledo or Red Gold in the gold colored label. I first thought they were organic, but they sneakily use "Naturals" as the brand name to give things a "halo".

Post# 861062 , Reply# 106   1/10/2016 at 15:33 (1,645 days old) by DaveAmKrayoGuy (Oak Park, MI)        
If you like Natural I won't spoil your enjoyment!

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Hmmmmm, kinda got so wrapped up in my rant about "product labeling" that I forgot to mention that the co-worker was the one who didn't like mushrooms... Me, I love 'em! (It was his idea to order the 4-slice-pizza & both of us chipped in, each taking our two slices...)


I remember being the only one in a class room who wanted them on a pizza for a party we were going to have, but the teacher refused to have the rest of the kids make a pile of mushrooms they didn't want to be offered to me w/ their dirty hands or get torn off their slices of pizza and thrown away... (We could have ordered "half", but not 1/4-3/4 or just a slice or two, or "personal size" for me; least not back then...)



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Post# 861154 , Reply# 107   1/11/2016 at 03:53 (1,645 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
Something else NASTY

Anything Whole Wheat, We had that awful bread at home growing up, I begged for white bread, but no, whole grain is GOOD for you, YUCK, I haven eaten it since, my Aunt bought Roman Meal, and it was THE WORST, I don't give two hoots if its bad for you, give me good old white bread and good old bleached flour, I want my biscuits pretty, not grey like the are if you use that damnable unbleached flour, also raw tomatoes, cooked are wonderful, Hogs head is for SOUSE MEAT!! Now that and Liver Mush are wonderful, Squirrel makes the best dumplings ever.I had a great Aunt who cooked possums, GREASY and NASTY!!!!LOL

Post# 861160 , Reply# 108   1/11/2016 at 04:33 (1,645 days old) by alr2903 (TN)        

Peach and mincemeat.

Post# 864429 , Reply# 109   1/28/2016 at 00:36 (1,628 days old) by DaveAmKrayoGuy (Oak Park, MI)        

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I guess I have seen liver mentioned in another thread here that I have to say (if it hasn't been said here already) that I, too, hate liver--tastes so much like old shoe leather, doesn't it?!  Liver & Onions? I'll eat the ONIONS!


However, gimme that same liver chopped-up with some seasoning--and that I will like and eat! (And that has happened, that I couldn't believe the liver I didn't like & would not eat last night, became something I loved!)


Ditto for "mock liver"--made from beans and/or peas (probably chick peas) somehow liver flavored, I at least like, or will eat, albeit it being meatless...



-- Dave

Post# 864451 , Reply# 110   1/28/2016 at 07:24 (1,627 days old) by polkanut (Wausau, WI )        

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For me it's squirrel & rabbit meat, squash (any type), sweet potatoes.  

Post# 864761 , Reply# 111   1/30/2016 at 03:22 (1,626 days old) by tolivac (greenville nc)        

Yes,I will include liver&onions-the smell of it being cooked was almost as bad as burning out selenium rectifiers!!!

Post# 864798 , Reply# 112   1/30/2016 at 10:15 (1,625 days old) by mark_wpduet (Lexington KY)        

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Black olives are disgusting tasting to me. It's like this funky chemical taste or something...and I love most vegetables and fruits, but black olives are gross..

I won't eat any meat that isn't beef chicken pork or turkey...

Post# 865000 , Reply# 113   1/31/2016 at 22:19 (1,624 days old) by Mercer (Athens, GA)        

I'm probably going to gross out some folks here by admitting that I really like liver and onions. Snails too. And anchovies!

As for stuff I won't eat:

1. Pickles, be they sweet or dill (unless they're on Krystal burgers -- for those who live outside the Southeast, Krystal is essentially White Castle's southeastern counterpart).

2. Canned asparagus.

3. Green olives. Black olives aren't much better, but I'll eat them occasionally if they're on pizza or perhaps pasta salad. I really like Kalamata olives, though.

4. Licorice. Nasty!

5. Bananas with even a tiny amount of brown (I like them when they still have a little bit of green on them; they taste more fruity then).

6. Beets. They smell awful!

7. French dressing.

8. Thousand Island dressing.

Post# 865012 , Reply# 114   1/31/2016 at 23:22 (1,624 days old) by warmsecondrinse (Fort Lee, NJ)        

Oh wow! I'm such a garbage pit. There are aren't too many things I won't eat:
1. RAW apples. I love them cooked in any way, shape, or form.
2. Asparagus. NFW!
3. Insects, Jellyfish, & Rocky Mountain Oysters ... just NO. Never tried. Never will.
4. Plain stewed tomatoes.
5. Kraft Mac & Cheese
6. Rootbeer, Anise, or anything even remotely close to that whole family. Even the smell makes my stomach roil.
7. I'm not overly fond of sweet and savory combos of any type.
8. Cloves! GROSS!!!

There are 1 or 2 more things I won't eat but I'll eat all sorts of stuff most people won't: organ meat (inc. brains & tripe), snails, nearly all the "gross" veggies...

Random thought: Has anyone found a food or food combination that affects them the way oysters are reputed to? Thai style curry&coconut soup/sauce does it for me.


Post# 881857 , Reply# 115   5/23/2016 at 20:59 (1,511 days old) by DaveAMKrayoGuy (Oak Park, MI)        
To Tame A TAB:

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Not necessarily a dislike but Diet Pop is something you couldn't pay me to drink...  I can understand the principal of it in order to consume less calories, but I believe something not so good for you should stay something not so good for you, not made into something that is good for but is really BAD for you!


I wonder about Tab Cola: It used to be popular, and even served in restaurants and it had catchy commercials ("Tab, Tab Cola his Beautiful..."), but after being turned onto a case of it, I would rather be drinking battery acid--it tastes like a regular cola pretending to be a diet cola--however, since I got a case of 12 cans, which my wife won't even drink, I found a way to learn to like it:


Just add COKE...!



-- Dave



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Post# 881875 , Reply# 116   5/23/2016 at 22:56 (1,511 days old) by ilovewindex (Tualitan OR)        

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Carrots (unless brined and there's some kinda hot pepper with em)
Black Liquorice (And the seasoning that tastes like it)
There are a few other odd things here and there
I wont eat bugs or anything exotic like that either

My tastes have changed... I love pb and miraclewhip sammichs

Post# 928391 , Reply# 117   3/23/2017 at 00:35 (1,208 days old) by DaveAMKrayoGuy (Oak Park, MI)        
Fea. AMKrayoPeeCan, Markdown Blueberry Bread & Cran-Pine!

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Sauerkraut! I LOVE eating it (well, meals-dishes w/ or what has sauerkraut in 'em) but HATE what it gets STUCK on or in!



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Post# 928446 , Reply# 118   3/23/2017 at 11:07 (1,207 days old) by firedome (Binghamton NY & Lake Champlain VT)        
used to hate sauerkraut...

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until I tried my (100% German ancestry) wife's homemade ... wunderbar!

I like almost everything ... and you can tell LOL!

The exceptions: Miracle Whip (work of the devil!), strong oily fish, liver, organ meat, insects. Other than that - I'll take seconds please!

Being a MD native, I LOVE raw Chesapeake 'ersters (as the Eastern Shore waterman call 'em) and crab in any form.

Post# 928451 , Reply# 119   3/23/2017 at 11:35 (1,207 days old) by GusHerb (Chicago/NWI)        

After a trip to Asia I don't think there's anything I will ever despise more than stinky tofu. The stuff tastes like the worst rotting garbage you could ever imagine and anytime I smelled it nearby I literally started gagging.

Post# 959932 , Reply# 120   9/30/2017 at 15:11 (1,016 days old) by agiflow2 (NJ)        

Not a whole lot of foods I don't like but here are a few in no particular order.
1. Whole olives black or green,.. yuck! They have to be chopped up.
2. Clams or oysters. Simply can't handle phlegm balls.
3. For years I hated cantaloupe. The smell would make me nautious . Now I am alright with them.
4.For years my mom made Asparagus out of a can... absolutely disgusting and mushy. Now I love the fresh. Whole different taste when it hasn't been cooked to death.
5. Don't like liver either. Liver wurst is OK but in small portions.
6. Sweet breads. Not into innards.
7. Sardines.
8. Brown rice. No matter how long you cook it it comes out chewy. Rather stick to regular long or short grain.

9.Black licorice - That fennel like taste is a total turnoff to me.

There might be some others but I can't think of anything else.

Post# 959955 , Reply# 121   9/30/2017 at 18:49 (1,016 days old) by Maytag85 (Sean A806)        

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Never cared for sea food. I won't suger coat it, but I am a picky eater! If it smells like rotten garbage, I will stay far away, if it has a weird texture I won't eat it. I'll eat scrambled eggs if it has small pieces of diced up breakfast sausage, but if there is no sausage to go with my eggs, I will not eat eggs.

Post# 960015 , Reply# 122   10/1/2017 at 07:55 (1,015 days old) by GRWasher_expert (Athens)        

Feta cheese.Even though I am greek, I hate it.It's the most foul-smelling cheese in the world.It also looks disgusting.I wonder why someone would put in their mouth something like this.

Post# 960019 , Reply# 123   10/1/2017 at 08:32 (1,015 days old) by DaveAMKrayoGuy (Oak Park, MI)        

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I also don't like stuff that you can't get out of the package completely, which in addition to the sauerkraut above, is frozen spinach...

There are probably other packaged foods, like that, and of course, as the thread title suggests, tastes also may vary...

-- Dave

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Post# 960020 , Reply# 124   10/1/2017 at 08:36 (1,015 days old) by panthera (Rocky Mountains)        

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I don't eat meat, stopped in 1989 - do occasionally eat fish, but that's it.

Not really anything else I don't eat. I'm convinced food likes/dislikes are real, not imagined. I live with a dog who loves omelettes - but hold the eggs, please. She has a longer list of things she won't eat than does the cat.

When we cook for friends and acquaintances, it's always a major planning affair. He doesn't like this, that or the other. She doesn't eat this, that or anything from that family. He only eats broiled, never fried. She doesn't 'do' microwaved anything......


Wow. Then the whole spices thing - yes or no and the whole 'spicy hot' thing, - yes or no and the whole tomato ketchup on prime filet minion yes or no...and, worst of all, anything, anything new and untried or varied in any way from how it's always been done.


Americans aren't as bad about is as are Germans, but, gosh - something which runs this deep has to be biological and not (just) psychological. Wonder if two aspects of our heritage play a role here. First, we're related in equal parts to Chimps and Bonobos (I said 'related', not descended, so you hysterical pseudo-scientists can just put down the mouse right now) and, two, except for some pure Africans (not too many of them, either), we're all more or less a mixture of at least two hominid species who ate differing diets.


As to the psychology and early childhood and other nonsense - we were always permitted to eat or not eat whatever we liked. If one didn't eat the main meal, though, whatever it was, there were no snacks or desserts later. I ate everything and took seconds, my brother was the pickiest eater (he'd outdo those here with the longest lists easily) and still is. My mom commented many years later that the easiest days for her in the kitchen were when I was the only one home - she could cook exotic Scottish food she had a yearning for and know I'd eat it whilst cooking for my dad and brother meant following a rule book a metre long.


Post# 960109 , Reply# 125   10/1/2017 at 20:35 (1,015 days old) by agiflow2 (NJ)        

Another thing I forgot was bleu cheese. I don't get how anyone could like that nasty looking and tasting lab experiment.

Someone like Rachael Ray may say it is "yummo", but I say YUCKO!

Post# 960122 , Reply# 126   10/1/2017 at 22:23 (1,015 days old) by warmsecondrinse (Fort Lee, NJ)        

There're things I'd never order in a restaurant or cook for myself, such as tripe, but will eat if I'm a guest and it's put in front of me. Otherwise, I eat pretty much everything.

Organ meat? No problem.
Ditto most things that come out of the sea.
"Weird" things most Wonderbread Americans have a reputation for not touching are fine with me: Goat, rabbit, deer, duck, goose, guinea hen, etc.

One day, however, I DID draw the line:

I was walking on the beach with my Italian 'grandmother-in-law'. We came upon a huge jellyfish that had washed ashore. She offhandedly commented," You know, in Italy we had a recipe..."

I cut her off, "NO. NO. Not happening. Congratulations! You've finally found something I refuse to eat."

She cracked up. She really thought she'd had me a year earlier when she served me sheep brains in the skull. Unfortunately, I scarfed them down and asked for more because they were so good.

Post# 960162 , Reply# 127   10/2/2017 at 06:18 (1,015 days old) by MrAlex (London, UK)        

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Escargots and coriander/cilantro lol.. I'm not very picky I guess.

Post# 960171 , Reply# 128   10/2/2017 at 07:24 (1,014 days old) by joeekaitis (Rialto, California, USA)        

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Do not try to tell me you can swallow a molecule of anchovy without tasting it, as in "There's only a little anchovy on the last slice of pizza.  You won't even know it's there!"


Or as the late great Erma Bombeck put it "By the time that tiny particle had made the trip from the tip of my tongue to the back of my throat, it had swelled to the size of a salted rotting whale."

Post# 960172 , Reply# 129   10/2/2017 at 07:34 (1,014 days old) by MrAlex (London, UK)        

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I love Anchovies! I make a dish every christmas that contains it.. It's soo goood!

Post# 960181 , Reply# 130   10/2/2017 at 08:21 (1,014 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        

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Coriander/Cilantro is something special. A lot of people like it and a lot of people hate it. To a lot of people (including me) it tastes like soap. Even some chefs hate it, like Ina Garten. There must be a reason for it, hopefully someone will find out some day.

Post# 960184 , Reply# 131   10/2/2017 at 08:51 (1,014 days old) by panthera (Rocky Mountains)        

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I love coriander, know some folks who insist it tastes like soap and who therefore hate it.

I love anchovies, think it's fascinating how many people love foods in which it plays a 'silent' but enormously important role.

But, hey - we're all different and that's just the way things are.

Still in all, Americans are much less picky eaters than folks back home in Germany.

Post# 960186 , Reply# 132   10/2/2017 at 09:02 (1,014 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        

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Since watching Jamie Oliver's journey through Italy, I'm convinced Italians are the most picky eaters of all. If it doesn't taste like their mama's food, it's no good!

Post# 960194 , Reply# 133   10/2/2017 at 09:52 (1,014 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        
In no particular order

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Haggis - don't ask.


Kippers (well the smell while cooking at least)

Full English Breakfast - black bacon, eggs, grilled tomatoes, fried mushrooms, fried bread or toast with butter, and sausages. Black pudding, baked beans, bubble and squeak and hash browns. All on one plate and first thing in the morning is more than one can stand.

Fried oysters

Post# 960218 , Reply# 134   10/2/2017 at 11:22 (1,014 days old) by DaveAMKrayoGuy (Oak Park, MI)        

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Oysters! Thank you, Laundress, for mentioning--I bought a couple cans, one I made with some rice, and the other I brought with me to my dad's house along with some other food-stuff that we'd grown tired of or found disgusting & belonging in the ranks of the "Why the HELL did I buy THIS?!", so whether he eats them, or makes cat food out of them, I don't CARE!

"Milkshakes are fattening, and I hate oysters!", I can quote a family friend/baby sitter, nice lass across the street I grew up on, the last remnant of the old neighborhood, left to take care of her ailing parents and gently correcting me on my mollypropisms, such as the "imaginary" turn signal on my sister's Little Wheel being "middle cuts it off", whereas Down was Left and Up was Right, so I don't remember what my impression was with "Down" (her mother visiting was amused w/ my sister and I mimicking the "Tut, tut tut" turn signal sound & imitated it along with us...

And my saying "the oysters were kosher"--I'm back to the milkshakes & oysters I made in the sandbox as 'Robin' her name was gave me the whole schpiel on shellfish, convincing me that they can't be, or just simply making them "imitation" just like imitation Krab"...

OK, back on topic: What do you think of Crab, Crabs-SSSS or KRAB?! I like as long as it's the real thing, although I can't stand the tools you need to shuck them--or OYSTERS--if they're (usually) in shells, and I guess besides the reason that Lobster is too expensive, then I don't eat it, either--but likewise, I hope these stores that can't sell to those poor like me will mark some of this expensive shellfish down...

-- Dave

Post# 960339 , Reply# 135   10/3/2017 at 01:34 (1,014 days old) by tolivac (greenville nc)        

HATE Mushrooms---How anyone can slather a fine steak with those things is beyond me!!!Even HATE the smell of them being cooked-makes me want to barf!

Post# 960418 , Reply# 136   10/3/2017 at 14:05 (1,013 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
Donald wont eat

Olives, mushrooms , pineapple or cocoanut.....I love them all, I'm getting ready to make something I bet most of you will think is gross...Souse Meat, I have 3 fresh hog heads in the freezer!!!

Post# 963868 , Reply# 137   10/22/2017 at 12:41 (994 days old) by DaveAMKrayoGuy (Oak Park, MI)        

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OK, this time the "O Word"--Organic...

What is there about vegetables, fruits, eggs, and even meats, that just naturally grown isn't good enough?

I have seen entire grocery orders consist of nothing BUT organics, often--and to the least they are sooo Higher-Priced!--and worst yet one time my grocery was out of regular bananas (or there were no large 8-count, or even 7-count bunches) that I bought organic once, and while I didn't think there was any difference or wouldn't be any difference in taste, I hated them! (Couldn't wait to be done & go back to regular...) Almost as bad as a garden that a neighbor's cat uses as a litter box for making or using as fertilizer...

-- Dave

Post# 963914 , Reply# 138   10/22/2017 at 18:39 (994 days old) by vacerator (Macomb, Michigan)        
Ah, but farm to table

organics is all the rage today! I think it's mostly for upscale eateries, but farmers are making money doing it. Municipal farm markets are very busy. Rural and urban.

Post# 963934 , Reply# 139   10/22/2017 at 21:15 (994 days old) by DaveAMKrayoGuy (Oak Park, MI)        

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Whipped Cream in a SPRAY CAN! 'Cause it's not the whipped cream in a spray can FROM BACK IN MY DAY!

It has grown very EXPENSIVE, and my daughter is all over me to buy it (although it is cute when she wants to spray it in her mouth) but back, long ago, when those cans were empty, you KNEW they were EMPTY!

So these days, I think there is still SOME left in there, but it refuses to spray out & it even feels like the spraying is somehow disengaged...

And given the shoddy way 'new things of today' are made, I am even, ever fearful of these cans explodin'...

-- Dave

Post# 963979 , Reply# 140   10/23/2017 at 07:26 (993 days old) by johnrk (BP TX)        

Have always loved, adored vegetables. My mother told me that when I was a toddler and preschool she could open a can of spinach or peas, etc., and that I'd happily eat them like that. I was never a kid who had to be forced to eat broccoli, carrots, cabbage, any of that stuff.

But--I couldn't do beets. They would stop at my throat. I don't know why, and fortunately my mama didn't fix them anyway. I'd come across them in the cafeteria line at school.

I went vegan at 18 in college, though, and learned that I loved beet juice! I own a half dozen juicers now and my favorite daily juice is carrot, beet, spinach/greens with a little lemon and ginger. And I love borscht. To this day, though, I can't touch cooked, sliced beets.

Post# 964599 , Reply# 141   10/27/2017 at 23:43 (989 days old) by tbolt25 (Kentucky)        

The one food that gets me is fish-but I don't have a problem with canned sardines or mackerel. Just regular white fish-the way it flakes apart psyches me OUT-I get fidgety whenever I eat it-I am a finicky fish eater-shrimp, no problem-crab and lobster-I can eat that with no problem, even though I kinda don't care that much for the taste of it-but fish to me is potent food-I can only handle so much of it at a time-the Mrs. Paul's, Van De Kamp's, Gorton's, Long John Silver's, and Captain D's batter dipped is my favorite way to eat it. Also codfish and Alaska pollock are my two favorite fish to eat. But I can only handle so much of it at a time-it psyches me out-the flakes-and I don't care that much for catfish. And I dread eating naked fish-it has to have a batter or breading on it.

Post# 964876 , Reply# 142   10/29/2017 at 19:23 (987 days old) by sudsmaster (East of SF, West of Eden, California)        

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In the last decade or so, I have discovered that I can tolerate watermelon if it's ripe and sweet. I don't know why, but it used to make my stomach turn over. And when I was a teen, that reaction extended to other melons like cantaloupe, even fellow curcubits like cucumber (pickles always OK). But I enjoy cucumber in salads now, as well as various melons ... as long as they are ripe. Honeydew seems to be best.

I will still put down a slice of watermelon if it has "that taste"... lol...

Post# 965432 , Reply# 143   11/1/2017 at 18:23 (984 days old) by CircleW (NE Cincinnati OH area)        

I don't like watermellon very well; however, I do like watermellon rind pickles.

Post# 965444 , Reply# 144   11/1/2017 at 19:30 (984 days old) by mopar65 (Almont MI)        
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1. Sea food.
2. Chicken.
3. Spinach/asparagus.
4. Mayo.
5. Mushrooms.
6. Sweet pickles.
7. Dirty dick lol

Post# 965910 , Reply# 145   11/4/2017 at 02:30 (982 days old) by tolivac (greenville nc)        

Hers some more---PEAS!!!!!LOATHE THEM!and ANY CANNED vegetables.

Post# 966009 , Reply# 146   11/4/2017 at 15:58 (981 days old) by CircleW (NE Cincinnati OH area)        

I don't like peas very much either. I can tolerate the dark green ones, but refuse to eat the ones that are an olive color.

Post# 966031 , Reply# 147   11/4/2017 at 19:25 (981 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        
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anything that's canned..especially canned peas. While S&W brand, which I discovered when I moved to California, are really a cut above so many other brands....canned peas are godawful.

Some foods I have hated include stewed tomatoes,
Spanish rice with shoe leather chops(the way my dad ordered his food, beyond well done)
Grits (maybe I need to use a lot of DARK gravy? lol )
Hush Puppies (not the shoes! )
Collard and Turnips
Standard red beets (the golden colored ones are actually decent tasting)
Stuffed Cabbage (barely)
Fast food - overall, I like french fries in limits
Some game food (squirrel and rabbit aren't my favorite)
Potatoe dumplings (they don't seem to like me)

I commented before, so hope I didn't make anyone sick reading this. LOL.

Post# 968688 , Reply# 148   11/18/2017 at 09:54 (967 days old) by DaveAMKrayoGuy (Oak Park, MI)        

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One of my wife's friend's husband can be quoted w/ saying "I don't eat anything that swims or that SWAM"--no fish or seafood for him, in other words (& to my knowledge I don't think he's ever eaten in his life)...

Behold, the AMKrayoCatfish w/ Wonder Chips:

-- Dave

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Post# 969678 , Reply# 149   11/24/2017 at 16:03 (961 days old) by hairyskinbear (UK)        
Foods I hate

Calamari, prawns, those are the only 2 foods that could make me puke. Its not the taste its the texture. YAK

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Post# 969689 , Reply# 150   11/24/2017 at 16:39 (961 days old) by hairyskinbear (UK)        
hairs on your chest (green veg)

I don't know if you have heard the expression, but my mum used to say when I was a kid if you eat your greens they will put hairs on your chest. errrrrrm LOL oh my goodness she was right, the thing is now THEY ARE TURNING WHITE LOL please don't tell app nut Bob

Post# 969744 , Reply# 151   11/24/2017 at 20:39 (961 days old) by LordKenmore (The Laundry Room)        

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I don't know if you have heard the expression, but my mum used to say when I was a kid if you eat your greens they will put hairs on your chest.


There is also, I think, a saying about putting color in your cheeks. There's certainly a joke about that:


Mother: Eat your spinach. It will put color in your cheeks!


Boy: Who wants green cheeks?

Post# 969797 , Reply# 152   11/25/2017 at 03:55 (961 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        

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According to my grandmother children would get green hair from drinking coffee! lol

Post# 969961 , Reply# 153   11/25/2017 at 19:36 (960 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        
More -

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You never know what you don't like until you try it...these "TRIED" I can say, I don't like : artichokes, pickled herring, liver, caviar, raw oysters, crawdaddies/ crayfish, depending on how it's prepared... asparagus.

It's ineresting how our tastes sometimes change as we age. Some things I can handle now that I didn't like in my teens...not many.

Post# 969964 , Reply# 154   11/25/2017 at 20:31 (960 days old) by iej (Ireland)        
Sorry Canadians...,

Maple syrup. I absolutely can't stand the stuff. I've tried various fancy versions in Canada and I still just really dislike the flavour, to the point I would have to brush my teeth and use mouth wash to get rid of it.

Post# 969967 , Reply# 155   11/25/2017 at 20:41 (960 days old) by johnrk (BP TX)        

I read not too long ago that over 2/3 of the food sold as calamari in restaurants is actually seasoned pig's anus. Duplicates the chewiness, etc.

Post# 970075 , Reply# 156   11/26/2017 at 10:53 (959 days old) by vacerator (Macomb, Michigan)        
Yuck John!

that's dusgusting. If squid is chewy, it is over cooked (fried), or needs to be cooked a long time to make it tender, as in sauce. In a cold salad, like with octopus, olive oil, lemon, olives,onion, etc. there is no way to cover that stink up.
I can't imagine chitlins (pig guts) not having a gutty after taste, even after soaking in vinegar, I could tell it isn't squid for sure.
I love calamari, and get it from an Italian market, and only order the flash fried from a finer restaurant.
I make it in marinara sauce for Christmas, being Italian.

Post# 970090 , Reply# 157   11/26/2017 at 12:28 (959 days old) by DaveAMKrayoGuy (Oak Park, MI)        

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And all this time I'd thought Calamari was SQUID!

Maple syrup, I can't stand when it's emitting from the smell of dirty dishes, of which an odor of copious amounts came from a pile of plates just at my mom & dad's years ago, when my sis & I were still living there & someone (not me) may have put too much on pancakes or waffles & not have eaten all of that remained on the plate...

Seems to have happened just this morning, as my daughter & a friend of her's who'd slept over this past weekend, couldn't shmush their syrup in the frozen mini pancakes I'd made them (I was toooooo tired to make real ones amid my daughter's begging) so even not able to determine which plate was whose & not wanting to waste any of the remaining syrup just made some corn bread (w/ the last of my Aunt Jemima mix) to soak it all up...

Naturally (pun intended?) I like REAL Maple Syrup better than the myriad "imitation flavors" out there, but then, if I would just splurge the double-digits on the real stuff, I think I would be ahead, as I must have spent perhaps TWICE that amount there, so while I can't stand the smell, I LOVE the taste & there, it better be the REAL DEAL...!

-- Dave

Post# 970104 , Reply# 158   11/26/2017 at 14:55 (959 days old) by hairyskinbear (UK)        

I am sorry john so close after losing my partner Terry, I am in tears with laughter here. If you don't understand me I am sure the older more educated would explain, oh yes all you can eat Chinese Buffet restaurants. I have eaten horse meat that was used as curried Beef, putting it politely my stomach rebelled 6 hours later. The restaurant now does not exit. Any way if you like a good literacy read the web site I have been quietly sharing is Terry own web site. There is also a short story about Terry him self but be WARNED, get past the disclaimer the introduction is from me and how we met. Be warned the introduction will curl your toes but please read his story,to those who dont know me I lost my partner in August 27th 2017 its still rough right now

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Post# 1001615 , Reply# 159   7/27/2018 at 12:11 (716 days old) by DaveAMKrayoGuy (Oak Park, MI)        

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Well, I never thought that this would be a food that I this day (or yesterday) I would despise, or simply do not enjoy eating:


This is made w/ the meat juice (beef & pork) drippings, that I add a bouillon cube & a cup of water, per-cube, to... And I often add kimchee, teriyake or even ordinary beef or pork (if there are pork remainders) Raman noodles to--which somehow out of every case, this just became the turn to the worst dislike, in that I can no longer eat...

(And of course, liquid, hot or cold like this would be hard to transport to my dad's, unless I get a big thermos...)

-- Dave

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Post# 1001619 , Reply# 160   7/27/2018 at 12:41 (716 days old) by IowaBear (Cedar Rapids, IA)        

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Surprised this wasn't on more lists.  I think my aversion comes from growing up here in Iowa, where it seemed like most ladies had some kind of Jello Salad "Family Recipe" that they would always bring to potlucks or picnics.


And as I child I was taught to take a reasonable sized serving and eat it (no matter how repulsive) in the name of good manners!



Post# 1001695 , Reply# 161   7/28/2018 at 03:05 (716 days old) by tolivac (greenville nc)        

Don't like gelatin-jello things,either.My stepmom used to make that stuff-gagged each time I ate it!Mushrooms on steak-ACCCCKKKK!!!!!Why RUIN a fine cut of steak with mushrooms!!!????

Post# 1001734 , Reply# 162   7/28/2018 at 11:12 (715 days old) by richimaor (Baja California, Mexico)        
I hate...

Mayonnaise, ketchup and canned tuna, I’d literally rather die than have a taste of that garbage. I can’t even stand the smell from them.

Post# 1001784 , Reply# 163   7/29/2018 at 00:32 (715 days old) by tolivac (greenville nc)        

To me canned tuna is CAT FOOD--like the canned cat food that comes in similar cans!And besides with Tuna you get your healthy dose of Mercury and PCB!

Post# 1001975 , Reply# 164   7/31/2018 at 00:45 (713 days old) by iej (Ireland)        

Cloves, particularly used in anything sweet. Absolutely just turn my stomach. I'm not a fan of licorice either.

Post# 1001983 , Reply# 165   7/31/2018 at 05:19 (713 days old) by DaveAMKrayoGuy (Oak Park, MI)        

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Well, then you might like Twizzlers that is somehow still called "licorice" but vastly available in other flavors that I dislike if it's NOT Licorice...

But, to me, it's the mostly it getting stuck in your teeth...

-- Dave

Post# 1005635 , Reply# 166   8/31/2018 at 19:06 (681 days old) by DaveAMKrayoGuy (Oak Park, MI)        
They are The Pits!!!!

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Behold! The impossible AVOCADO:

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Post# 1013649 , Reply# 167   11/7/2018 at 16:16 (613 days old) by DaveAMKrayoGuy (Oak Park, MI)        
I want BILL KNAPP’S!!!!

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Tasteless, generic Grocery Store Cake:

(No matter where you bought or order it from—or even where you work at—, it’s (to ME, Ooooh, YUK!!!

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Post# 1013748 , Reply# 168   11/8/2018 at 08:07 (612 days old) by vacerator (Macomb, Michigan)        
A lot of avocado's

are coming from Peru currently, and have no flavor. California are the best, of course, and Mexico second. It's the same with pineapple. Hawaii doesn't grow enough anymore to ship to the mainland, so we get them from Costa Rica now.

Post# 1013851 , Reply# 169   11/8/2018 at 23:46 (612 days old) by SudsMaster (East of SF, West of Eden, California)        

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Avocados... I grow my own... right now my Hass tree is full of fruit. So ripe it's falling to the ground on its own.

I plan on processing a bunch of it into oil this weekend.

Post# 1013858 , Reply# 170   11/9/2018 at 00:29 (612 days old) by GusHerb (Chicago/NWI)        

The Costa Rican pineapples are nasty. We found some from Mexico that were decent. My absolute favorite pineapples are the ones in Taiwan that taste like a Pina Colada.

Post# 1013913 , Reply# 171   11/9/2018 at 14:54 (611 days old) by lakewebsterkid (Dayton, Ohio)        
Won’t eat...

Miracle whip, crab or lobster, black licorice, anchovies, olives, cottage cheese, liver, & calamari (for reasons posted above).
Won’t drink: red wine, diet anything, and Kambucha.

Post# 1014868 , Reply# 172   11/18/2018 at 00:49 (603 days old) by StrongEnough78 (California)        

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Liver and black licorice. Blah!!

Post# 1014879 , Reply# 173   11/18/2018 at 09:03 (602 days old) by JustJunque (Western MA)        

The fact that I'm probably 50 or so pounds overweight should tell you that there aren't many foods that I despise.
I'm the type who's usually willing to sample anything. I've never understood people who decide that they don't like a food item without ever trying it.
That being said, the one thing that I ate one time, and have no desire to ever have again was lamb.
And even then, as much as I disliked it, I've had people tell me that it all depends on how it's prepared.
So...I probably would try it again; prepared differently.
But then, if I still hated it, I'm done!


Post# 1014885 , Reply# 174   11/18/2018 at 09:50 (602 days old) by turbokinetic (Northport, Alabama USA)        

After having a job which involves extensive overseas travel, I have had to adapt to eating more foods than I would have before this. But, there are several things that I really despise!


1 - Cooked squash. It's just so mushy, nasty, and the texture is horrendous!

2 - Mayonnaise on a sandwich, or anywhere I can see it. It is pure filth crawling with disease-causing bacteria!

3 - Anything with bones - small game meat, chicken, ribs etc. Takes me back to biology class in dissection lab. I can almost smell the formaldehyde when I see it. If I eat meat, it's got to be finely cut covered in sauce and mixed with vegetables to hide it. Also, my empathetic nature makes it very hard to break apart chicken bones because it is clear that was a live creature. Even though it's dead and cooked, it affects me to watch the joint rip apart when breaking off a piece of the food.


Those are three which I encounter and cause me disgust / wasted food from time to time.  :)

Post# 1014889 , Reply# 175   11/18/2018 at 10:28 (602 days old) by JustJunque (Western MA)        

I actually went through a time where I felt that way about chicken!
Over time, my love for how it tastes overcame most of the negative or guilty feelings.
I still prefer when foods don't in any way resemble how they looked when they were living, breathing creatures though.


Post# 1015046 , Reply# 176   11/19/2018 at 15:05 (601 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
You would have never made it,,LOL

Seeing my Aunt wring a chickens neck,,but it sure was better than the stuff you buy at the store!

Post# 1016779 , Reply# 177   12/4/2018 at 13:27 (586 days old) by DaveAMKrayoGuy (Oak Park, MI)        
Look, only if you can stomach what's not for--

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--the faint of heart:


Okay, re: foods that resemble when they were living:


Let's show you my thanksgiving turkey: Of which, merely reheating, made my dad wonder if when I gave him the bones and other inedible remants, if it was BURNT...!


But, actually, the cranberries, and onion soup mixture, saw a more appetizing BONELESS breast, finished, but unfortunately not shown...




-- Dave

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Post# 1016782 , Reply# 178   12/4/2018 at 13:33 (586 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
What on earth

Happened to the poor thing!???

Post# 1018316 , Reply# 179   12/17/2018 at 16:49 (573 days old) by DaveAMKrayoGuy (Oak Park, MI)        

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Years and years of finding that the mouth and nose are connected but often in the derogatory sense, the kernels left on an ear that are too many to just throw away, the stabbing from a holder, sometimes it jabbing and stabbing you right in and/or around your mouth area...

Has anyone mentioned CORN ON THE COB?! —Well, I will!

And the way the butter sometimes doesn’t go or stay thoroughly around it, and the way the salt just falls off on you plate...! Oh, and those kernels stuck in your teeth...! —there!!!!

— Dave

Post# 1018323 , Reply# 180   12/17/2018 at 18:08 (573 days old) by Gyrafoam (Roanoke, VA)        

Miracle whip.
Anything strange from the sea or land. Nothing with no legs other than fish. Nothing with more than four legs.
Nobody's goat. No venison.
Nothing that once squealed.
Raw fish or meat.
Viscera other than liver.
Undercooked vegetables.
Grape Nuts cereal.

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Post# 1018325 , Reply# 181   12/17/2018 at 18:15 (573 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
Hey Steve,,,,

I will take all the shrimp and scallops and crab you wont eat,,,LOL And the Miracle Whip!

Post# 1019579 , Reply# 182   12/31/2018 at 10:09 (559 days old) by DaveAMKrayoGuy (Oak Park, MI)        

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Mmmmmm! So will I, as those are all foods I like to eat, although I don't know what anyone sees in those spiny crab legs you have to shuck just to get that puny meat out of, which lobster is also like, unless you get a (Yum!) well-stuffed tail...


But for those of you who might these these flavors of sparkling juice by RW Knudsen and possibly might want to try:




(They--especially the PUMPKIN!--are really that bad...)




-- Dave

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Post# 1019651 , Reply# 183   12/31/2018 at 21:54 (559 days old) by Kate1 (PNW)        

I’m the kind of person who can eat just about everything. There are very few things I strongly dislike. Most things that I thought I didn’t like, I’ve found that I actually do like them when they’re cooked or prepared well. Among the few things that I just cannot stand are canned mushrooms (I adore mushrooms but they turn to awful, slimy slugs in a can), Miracle Whip, Easy Cheese, oysters, cheap beer, Lima beans, low-fat dairy (especially skim milk and other nonfat dairy, it’s whole fat or nothing for me), artificial sweeteners, and almost anything with artificial cherry or grape flavoring (I think I revert back to childhood dosings of medicine).

Post# 1019972 , Reply# 184   1/3/2019 at 12:20 (556 days old) by imperial70 (******)        

no semen please.

Post# 1022299 , Reply# 185   1/24/2019 at 13:45 (535 days old) by DaveAMKrayoGuy (Oak Park, MI)        
"So, what's in that Secret Sauce?"

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Okay, what was it about Red Baron that reminded me of School Food Pizza?!

Not the cement crust, the rubbery cheese, or the Kroger-brand pepperoni that I always buy, (and tastes good—great, in fact—on everything else I put it on) but somehow the sickening smell of all of the above really got to me...

I hope I ever buy another plain cheese and go back to my Kroger-brand that I make my kind of choice, that this disgusting experience (I prefer Snoopy Vs. The Red Baron, or in the case of pizza, it's DiGiorno, Jack's or Tombstone, that reminds me of my local hi-class pizzeria or at least a tolerable take-out joint or even a 7-11!) will never..., happen..., again..., !!!!...

(Yes, only the box (which you may as well eat, and throw away what's in it) was photo-worthy!)

-- Dave

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Post# 1022445 , Reply# 186   1/25/2019 at 15:35 (534 days old) by CircleW (NE Cincinnati OH area)        
"Red Baron that reminded------

me of school food pizza". That may be because many schools serve Tony's Pizza, which is made by Schwan's, which also makes Red Baron, Freschetta and other brands of pizza. One of my friends used to work at their Northern Kentucky facility.

I've always liked the Red Baron Deep Dish individual pizzas pretty well.

Post# 1022516 , Reply# 187   1/26/2019 at 09:48 (533 days old) by DaveAMKrayoGuy (Oak Park, MI)        

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Well, thank you CIRCLE W for telling me, as I've never eaten any of those other kinds (though I wonder of such irony every time I see a Freschetta's truck making me believe it's a flagship brand) and lastly, it's good to know my Kroger brand is not in those lowly ranks!




-- Dave

Post# 1022523 , Reply# 188   1/26/2019 at 11:02 (533 days old) by IowaBear (Cedar Rapids, IA)        

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Frozen pizzas are amazingly cheap.  Tombstone brand is popular here and are often on sale for $3.  Can't expect much for that price (and you don't get much!) 

Post# 1022536 , Reply# 189   1/26/2019 at 12:27 (533 days old) by luxflairguy (Wilmington NC)        

I bought a Freshetta pizza for dinner this past week.  I took only 2 bites before I went to the kitchen and made scrambled eggs!  I'm surrounded by pizza franchises living right besire a college campus.  I don't like then, either!

Post# 1022575 , Reply# 190   1/26/2019 at 18:30 (533 days old) by LordKenmore (The Laundry Room)        

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I've had Red Barron pizzas. I can't remember the specific varieties, but I know I've had more than one cheese-only topping pizza in the last year or so. I didn't think it was the best thing ever, but I had no complaints, particularly given the price. Indeed, I have a sense that it was a welcome buy at one point--really cheap at a point where the grocery budget was practically used up for the month...

That said, the only pizza I've had in recent history has been frozen. And my budget hasn't permitted buying better varieties in some time--the mass market brands are the best I've had in quite some time. Also, while I had Red Barron in the last year, it's been a number of months. So it's entirely possible that the recipe changed between my last pizza, and Dave's.

It's been a long time since I had Freschetta, but I liked the brand many years ago. BUT I haven't been as happy recently, although it's been more "disappointing" and "not as good as I recall" than "this stuff is so terrible and I won't finish it!" (I can't recall what topping varieties, but it would have been something meat free.)

Although, for me, it's irrelevant how good or bad these brands are. I no longer eat dairy, and assuming I stay away from dairy for the duration, it's not terribly likely I'll have any conventional frozen pizza again.

Post# 1022577 , Reply# 191   1/26/2019 at 18:38 (533 days old) by LordKenmore (The Laundry Room)        

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>Can't expect much for that price (and you don't get much!)

No, you can't expect much!

I remember seeing really, really cheap single serving pizzas. At something like $1 each on sale. Or something like that. In retrospect, I half wish I'd tried one, just to see "how bad is thing?!" before I quit eating dairy.

But I recall cringing at the ingredients. Fake cheese was in one product. I remember some other brand that made you think you were getting an Italian Grandma pizza. Then, I look at the ingredients, and saw "High Fructose Corn Syrup." I thought sarcastically: "Yes. Every Italian Grandma cooks with that stuff each and every day."

Post# 1022588 , Reply# 192   1/26/2019 at 19:28 (533 days old) by IowaBear (Cedar Rapids, IA)        

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I was a latchkey kid and I grew up eating cheap frozen pizza, boxed mac and cheese, TV dinners, etc.


So today a cheap frozen pizza is a sort of comfort food as ridiculous as that sounds.  My long-time ex was a pretty good cook, but once in a while he'd make Hamburger Helper Beef Noodle because he ate it growing up.  I knew better than to complain!

Post# 1022591 , Reply# 193   1/26/2019 at 19:47 (533 days old) by SudsMaster (East of SF, West of Eden, California)        
Frozen Pizzas...

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I think the best frozen pizza is DiGiorno brand. I prefer the "Supreme" variety in any pizza, as well as the "rising crust" type. A close second is the Safeway Signature Select House brand Supreme rising crust pizza.

For fresh pizza, Costco's "Combo" (equiv to what the frozen vendors call "Supreme") is generally very good. As are offerings from local vendors like Mountain Mike or Marina Pizza.

I don't do Papa John's because of their corporate politics. Domino's, Round Table, meh.

Post# 1022596 , Reply# 194   1/26/2019 at 20:26 (533 days old) by wayupnorth (On a lake between Bangor and Bar Harbor)        

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Ironically, I have a DiGuirno Supreme in the oven as we speak. Should be ready shortly.

Post# 1022620 , Reply# 195   1/26/2019 at 23:02 (533 days old) by SudsMaster (East of SF, West of Eden, California)        

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Bon appetit

Post# 1022951 , Reply# 196   1/29/2019 at 20:22 (530 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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Ralph, my pizza preferences are pretty much the same as your.  Supreme, but the 3-meat (meat lovers) pizza also.  And always rising crust.  HEB's private label brands are really a cut or two above what other store's house brands are.  Their pizza is no exception.  

Post# 1022952 , Reply# 197   1/29/2019 at 20:23 (530 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
a pizza is like a steak

I do not fix a box pizza or a steak at home those require me sitting down in a restaurant,,,lol

Post# 1034377 , Reply# 198   6/4/2019 at 12:43 (404 days old) by DaveAMKrayoGuy (Oak Park, MI)        
(Pssst... It's MUSHROOMS!)

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After having these go bad on me a number of times, and reeking of the origin that they actually come from (which is why a majority of people are turned off by) I simply refuse to let another one in my house or even up to my mouth, unless ordered on something when eating out or taking in a carry out, or perhaps offered at a invited over to dine, if any of the aforementioned are a REPUTABLE SOURCE...!

-- Dave

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Post# 1034420 , Reply# 199   6/5/2019 at 00:33 (404 days old) by tolivac (greenville nc)        

I HATE mushrooms,too!!!The picture almost made me sick!

Post# 1034485 , Reply# 200   6/5/2019 at 06:48 (403 days old) by askolover (South of Nash Vegas, TN)        

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I don't remember if I mentioned avacado???  Textures are a thing for me.  I can't swallow avacado, or lumpy mashed potatoes, don't like squash, won't eat much in the seafood category either.  We go to NOLA and Tony will get gobs of seafood while I get red beans and rice or catfish.

Post# 1035485 , Reply# 201   6/16/2019 at 16:08 (392 days old) by SudsMaster (East of SF, West of Eden, California)        

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Wow. I guess I'm more of an omnivore than I thought.

I like mushrooms and avocados. So much that I planted a number of avocados in my yard. I don't grow mushrooms for consumption, of course, but one of my favorite dishes to make is semi-chinese style Mushroom Chicken (from a Joyce Chen cookbook), with fresh, not canned, mushrooms. Canned mushrooms are OK for pasta dishes and soups. Squash and seafood (most of it) is fine too, especially mexican gray zucchini in a stir fry.

As for mushrooms, I guess they grow in compost, but proper compost is sweet smelling, clean, and not shit. Also commercial mushroom operations are carefully controlled, to keep wild spores out.

But I don't look down on those with food dislikes. It's a natural instinct, and I figure if one is starving, the survival instinct will overrule the food avoidance instinct.
I suspect a lot of food hating is psychological, but again to each his own.

Post# 1035529 , Reply# 202   6/17/2019 at 11:02 (391 days old) by vacerator (Macomb, Michigan)        
Anything which smells very

"fishy". Fresh quality seafood should not. The ocean stinks like fish from anything decaying in it. Fresh clams, crab, most fish, lobster and other crustations, molusks, oysters, scallops, or shrimp do not.

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