|Foods I Don't Like: A List
||[Oct. 29th, 2009|07:17 pm]
Kelly J. Cooper
I do not think these foods evil nor even morally deficient. I simply happen to not like them. So don't go all "WHAT'S WRONG WITH ONIONS?!" on me because there's nothing wrong with them, I just don't wanna eat 'em.
Also, I'm not posting this list so that you all will MAKE A NOTE OF IT or something. I'm quite capable of eating stuff I don't like to be polite or try a new version; I can even pick out bits I can't eat. It's just a common topic of discussion and I thought it would be interesting to put it in one place, especially in contrast to my previous post about "A dozen things I LOVE to eat".
Foods What I Don't Like (Roughly, Most Hated to Least):
- Onions (including scallions, shallots, leeks, spring onions, or whatever the hell you want to call them)
- Bell peppers (and, to a lesser extent, most peppers - there's an odd bitter tang in them for me; also, I'm a spice wimp)
- Mushrooms (mainly, those floppy, drippy, slimy gray mushrooms you get in a can; I have eaten and enjoyed mushrooms, especially morels and portabella, but in general they do NOT agree with my digestion and enough of them taste vile to me that I view the majority of them with suspicion)
- Beef (I have, in my life, enjoyed beef but it makes me feel oogy so I stopped eating it about 20 years ago; on that theme, I don't eat mammals, except the pig... the tasty, delicious, YUMMY pig)
- Coffee (Smells OK, but I can't stand the taste; the only way I can drink it is drowned in cream and vanilla flavoring and sugar and even then, I don't really like it so much as I can not hate it)
- Walnuts (actually, I don't mind them, though I've often found them to be bitter; however, they are a SURE FIRE way to give me a ton of lip blisters as they are high in the amino acid arginine, so I view them with a peculiar mental loathing)
- Cooked fish (yes, I'm a big sushi fan, but I can't stand most cooked fish; we've found a couple of types of cod and tilapia from Stop & Shop and Trader Joe's that are mildly flavored with tasty coatings, so I like them; and I'll eat a mild fish stew, but I find the vast majority of cooked fish yucky.)
- Raisins (I have deep-seated mixed feelings about raisins. I can enjoy them out of the box, but then HATE THEM in my bread pudding, then love them in some Indian dishes, then HATE THEM in other dishes, etc; it's mainly texture & mouth feel, but ALSO some aspects of flavor)
- Eggplant (which I do sometimes like, but it makes my lips itchy and it's rarely well-prepared so I generally avoid it)
- Peanuts (I love peanuts... LOVE THEM! But, like walnuts, they make me blister FAST so I avoid them.)