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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.)

[User Picture]From: theryk
2009-10-29 09:24 pm (UTC)
WHAT'S WRONG WITH... oh yeah. You said not to do that. Sorry about that....
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[User Picture]From: whitebird
2009-10-29 11:14 pm (UTC)
Bell peppers I think I might becoming allergic to. At least the red and possibly yellow. Don't get a lot of exposure to the green, for some odd reason. Hotter peppers I tend to avoid due to them being able to make me cough a lot.

Mushrooms, those are just gross. I mean, the things can still absorb nutrients through the gills after you harvest them. Undead fungi consumption? Not I, man.

Coffee I also like the smell of. The taste is so-so, but isn't anything that makes me actually want it. The caffeine content in it, however, causes my heart to leap out my chest and run down the hallway, leaving little tiny bloody footprints on the floor, and that's just rude, so I don't do that anymore.

Raisins. How can you tell these things from a dead fly in the bread? I sure can't. Ain't eating those.

Eggplant. Food should not look like nuclear mutants. Avocado. Food should not look like rocks. Or have innards that look like nuclear waste.

Tomatoes. Oh, goodness, who wants to eat alien larvae pods? They've got the little larvae things, and the royal jelly in them. Gack! Processed alien larvae pods are fine, however. (Salsa, marinara sauce, ketchup, stewed, whatever.)
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[User Picture]From: muffyjo
2009-10-30 12:56 am (UTC)
How about Craisins? Same idea?

Me, I'm with you on the fish, well, mostly. When living in England I actually learned to like fish in a way I never had before. Mind you, they have a bazillion ways of cooking the critters, well, mostly involving batter but not all of them. ;) Generally, however, i avoid them.

And Feta. Tastes like the animal smells. :) I trade you my Feta for your Raisins and Walnuts.
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[User Picture]From: muffyjo
2009-10-30 06:39 pm (UTC)
OMG, yes. Pears, blue cheese, dried cranberries (sometimes even some candied Pecans from Trader Joe's) with a nice vinaigrette and some healthy greens...it's one of my all time favorites.

Hmm...I'm hungry, that may just have to be dinner.
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