Tube steak. Skirt steak. Stringy fish (as opposed to flakey) like skate.
Marmite and Vegemite.
Sweet potatoes. Literally can't eat them.
I'm not crazy about celery, but I can eat it. Same with raisins.
liver, coconut, papaya.... in that order.
Oh, and nutella is simply gross.
How can people eat that shit for breakfast? I'd rather go hungry!
Any and all cheese. It's the only thing I won't eat.
I'll eat whatever is placed in front of me (zip it, food nazis), but I'm not a fan of the following:
Mushrooms (small bits as part of a dish/sauce are fine, but big honkin' slices or --gag-- a giant portobello, NO. Cannot get past the texture or the fact that they are a fungus the same as mold or mildew--I admit its probably psychological)
Olives, too strong and bitter, I need to gargle to get the taste out.
Peas, especially on their own ie a big pile o' peas as a side--gross (as part of a dish/soup they're ok, but a mouthful of mushy peas is gag-inducing)
Most seafood (hate that fishy taste, but there are exceptions)
Dark meat poultry
Offal, tripe, marrow and other nasty animal parts.
Like I said, I'll eat almost anything, especially as a guest, but these foods are total turn-offs for me. They aren't appetizing to me at all. I would never order them from a menu or plan a home-cooked meal around them.
peanut butter and Jelly
Geez, you all have the palates of chicken nugget and Kraft Mac 'n cheese scarfing three-year olds.
Blue cheese gives me the urge to regurge, and on one occasion when I ate it to be polite I ended up puking in the bathroom. (Not allergic, it's just sick-making.)
Liver, sweetbreads, organ meats.
Anything more than mildly sweet.
Cauliflower and broccoli
Lamb and veal
Organ meats/offal/innards/marrow/tripe, etc.
Lima beans are evil. Organ meat is repulsive. And I've never been able to get a spoonful of beets near my mouth; the smell puts me off.
What a bunch of pussies! Whaaaaa!
I like most of the foods that have been listed. I don't like seafood that has too much of a "fishy" taste, and I have never been able to force myself to taste of sardines. The odor alone makes me sick. I hate raisins and dried prunes. I hate licorice, annise, cilantro, file, and cummin. Most herbs need to be used very sparingly for me.
One of the things I dislike the most is horseradish.
Liver, Beets, Black Licorice.
Well I'll never go hungry ... except chitterlings, pigs feet, marrow & sweetbreads, within the past six months I've had and enjoyed EVERYTHING in these listings.
Coconut or coconut flavored anything.
Olives and black pudding. Also spearmint stuff like mint jelly and gum. Smelling spearmint gum being chewed will make me ill. My best friend had to change his mints and gum because I couldn't be around him when he ate/chewed that stuff.
Sweet pickles, Swiss cheese, catsup. Otherwise, I am an equal opportunity eater.
You tripe haters have apparently never had menudo. So delicious, so great for a hangover.
Sushi. Seared Tuna. Raw anything.
Broccoli. I can't stand it at all. My mother served it almost every night and even when she said it wasn't Broccoli, but Trees, I didn't buy it.
I think most of those who are posting about "offal" have never actually tasted of these specialty meats. The just seem to dislike the idea of eating organ meat. Menudo is great, as you say R27, and when I was young tripe was used in Prairie Belt sausages which were also delicious. Then when Menudo became popular and tripe became expensive, they switched to mechanically separated chicken, and it is awful.
R12 is the typical, predictable moron who comes in here with the "kiddie palate" bullshit, patting himself on the back for being so superior, in spite of not really having read the thread.
Cheese? Cheese! Who the hell could hate cheese?
Eggs - now there is a nasty food.
hard boiled eggs (really, any eggs that aren't scrambled/omeletized)
broccoli, cauliflower, greens (all the cruciferous vegetables)
cumin smells kind of like armpits and assholes, but I can eat a dish that isn't drowning in it
You guys are weird.
Raspberries ruin everything they are in.
Wine, any kind, just makes me wince to swallow the stuff...tastes so awful
R37 and me wouldn't get along. Raspberries are the best berry, and make nearly everything better. Life without raspberries wouldn't be much worth living, imho.
I love eggs... right up until they turn brown.
I think browned eggs are the most vile things on the planet. They smell and taste horrible. They're gag-inducing.
But fresh fuffy YELLOW scrambled eggs and omlettes? Awesome. Wonderful. Among my favorite foods.
I can't order omlettes in restaurants because they ALWAYS over-cook them, leaving brown crusty bits on the outside, that utterly ruin the omlette.
It's really amazing how something can go from my favorite to my least favorite with just 30 seconds of over-cooking. I have no idea what chemical reaction is going on there, but it turns from delicious to disgusting quite quickly and easily.
"I'll have the breakfast special, please".
"How would you like your eggs? Fried, scrambled, or omeletized?"
I'm with r19. Mayonnaise is the scourge of the world. Other than that, I'll eat just about anything.
R42. I don't mind mayo unless it is served warm. My best friend insists upon putting it on burgers. Just looking at it makes me want to vomit on his plate.
Cantaloupe and Honeydew (but like watermelon)
Great job, folks. But, you bitches who mentioned disliking mint jelly are just MESSED UP! That stuff is plain nectar with lamb!
As for this menudo shite ... No, No, and NO!
oysters and clams, unless in soup
raw bell peppers (any color)
dark meat on poultry (but more than OK in men)
Pasta of any description
Tinymeat and fish!
I like almost any kind of food served me as long as it is prepared well. Jewish chopped liver is great on rye bread with an onion and if liver and onions are prepared well (as in crispy outside, tender inside), that is also good. Broccoli and cauliflower should not be overcooked, it should still have a slight crispiness to it after steaming for no more than 10 minutes at the most. The same holds true for Brussel Sprouts which are very good as long as they aren't overcooked. To steam, make an X in the stem end and set the stem end down in the steamer basket; overcooking is what makes sprouts turn bitter. I can't really think of any food I dislike; turnips are best braised with some butter salt, pepper and a dash of sugar. When Larry King was interviewing Julia Child he told her that he never liked vegetables and she replied that it was probably because he had always had them prepared incorrectly. Taking the time to actually treat foods with some consideration when cooking them makes all the difference.
The only thing I won't eat is cucumber. Even the smell literally makes me retch. Been like that since I was a baby.
R52 It has that smell because you're using it for other things first.
Probably not as a baby, r53.
Stilton, Esrom cheese
Who serves babies cucumber? Unless ... you were bathed in pickle juice or something?
Cilantro is the devil.
I hate tofu! Why would anyone eat such gunk? If I thought that soybeans were healthier than any other beans, then I would just eat whole soybeans. I always laugh at a woman on PBS who talks about "whole" foods, and then proceeds to cook with the tofu gunk, the soy "milk", the inverted rice syrup, and all the other adulterated products that she uses in trying to mimick the properties or ordinary milk, cheese, butter, eggs, etc.
Peas- can't even bring myself to swallow them. The texture makes me gag. Even if they're mixed into a dish and I don't know about it, the second that flavor hits my taste buds, I start gagging it up involuntarily.
Bell peppers- I don't HATE them, but for me, they overwhelm all the other flavors in the dish and it kind of ruins it for me.
Love broccoli and spinach, though, and I even like roasted Brussels sprouts.
Nothing, nothing, NOTHING!
Picky eaters deserve to starve, simple
If the picky eaters were faced with starvation -- say were inmates in concentration camp -- they'd damn sure eat what they claim makes them sick.
Jello - the texture is just gross
Quiche -- the entire concept makes me want to wretch
Feta cheese -- looks like tonsil stones
Cottage cheese -- looks like a yeast infection
Oh please. We're adults, we're allowed to develop preferences. Yes, if I were at a concentration camp and the only thing available to eat was bell peppers, I'd suck it up, but we can choose not to eat certain foods we don't like in normal, realistic circumstances without being compared to picky, spoiled children subsisting on nothing but chicken nuggets and Pediasure.
Pickled beets, avocados, and sour kraut and the 3 main things I simply can not put in my mouth. I will literally vomit if I even smell them.
Oh I forgot one. Drinking straight butter milk is disgusting. I can't fathom how anyone could ever take a swig of butter milk and say "mmm mmm that's good". It's like drinking something spoiled.
My partner becomes violently ill at the smell of tuna fish. I love tuna sandwiches, and I can't make them at home without him wretching and gagging. :(
Attention, all you ink-stained (toner-stained?) wretches: the foods you hate make you RETCH (without a W).
PS: What's so wrong with celery? It's pretty much just crunchy water.
Tofu is disgusting.
R69 - I would probably have to make a similar ban on broccoli at home were I not single; the smell of it cooking is so totally gross, and the sight of it at the same table not much better.
The trouble with tuna salad are nasty pieces of celery!
What's this "pickled beets" business? I hate them in any form, but rarely run across pickled ones.
R63, if I were starving and the only thing left to eat were mushrooms, I would simply starve. Mushrooms are not food.
If you want them on a pizza, leave a pizza out in the rain and dark for three weeks. Disgusting.
Chocolate - yuck, yuck, yuck and double yuck!
Zac Efron. Eating a balut egg. More than once. :-(
I think I can eat practically any vegetable because I just mix it in with the main course. In fact, food doesn't even taste good to me unless it's mixed in with vegetables. I eat broccoli all the time that way. I didn't used to eat cauliflower, but I just heard it's pretty good at suppressing cancer along with its close relative, broccoli. Spinach and garlic are the best at cancer prevention.
R74, how the fuck can anyone hate chocolate? It's the food of the gods!
[quote]My partner becomes violently ill at the smell of tuna fish. I love tuna sandwiches, and I can't make them at home without him wretching and gagging. :(
This was not written by a lesbian.
r60, you hit it right on the head--I live in California and at lunch one time where I work one of the many Filipinos offered me what I took to be a hard boiled egg. When I cracked it open I almost vomited on the spot when I saw the undeveloped chick dead in the shell and it had a strange smell too. I threw it away immediatly to keep from getting sick and I never, ever waste food if I can help it. What astounded me as well was when they told me that it is regarded as a delicacy in the Philippines. I think Filipinos find it amusing that Americans usually find balut so revolting although I have also heard that guys in the navy have eaten it on a bet and not only that but dogmeat as well. But they always qualify it by saying they were drunk at the time.
fast food- absolutely putrid.
eggs are gross is you over think about what you're eating.
bananas make me want to vomit after a few bites.
kale. wish I could acquire a taste for it.
if I found out anyone I knew liked veal or fois gras I'd lose all respect for them. inhumane.. vile.
[quote]You guys are weird.
I second that. There are a couple of things I hate (black licorice, pineapple...) but seriously who hates watermelon, chocolate and nutella?!?!
I hate ALL seafood. HOW can anybody eat something that looks like a lobster or shrimp, or smells as bad as fish? I just do not understand it.
I also hate mushrooms, eggs, blue cheese, hazelnus, dark chocolate, jello, pudding, most soups, and most kinds of meat (and ALL organ meat - shudder!). R82, I agree with you about veal and fois gras.
I heard on the radio today that some pork producer was slicing pig rectums into rings and passing them off as calimari.
Do y'all have to leave so soon? I was just about to poison the tea.
Who knew there were so many prisspot, fussbudget, delicate Mary!s?
[quote]It's really amazing how something can go from my favorite to my least favorite with just 30 seconds of over-cooking.
I agree, especially about pancakes. They should be very light golden and nothing browner than that.
I love broccoli... as long as its cooked correctly. Steamed, or boiled BRIEFLY (bring pot of water to a boil, add broccoli, the moment the water starts to return to a boil, you remove it).
There is nothing worse than over-cooked broccoli. It'd disgusting. I also can't stand raw broccoli. But I really do love it when it's cooked well (it should be BRIGHT green, not gray-green, or limp, or bleh).
I know, r89, it's almost like candy when prepared correctly. Yum.
Wet scrambled eggs or fried eggs make me hurl.
I can't swallow thick cuts of beef that should be served rare because I was raised blue collar and need all juices to run clear.
Fresh peaches and apricots are difficult to swallow.
I hate everything about wheat bread and cheese 'foods'.
[quote]I can't swallow thick cuts of beef that should be served rare because I was raised blue collar and need all juices to run clear.
That kind of upbringing CAN be over-come.
This may not qualify under the thread's premise, but certain foods can be hated because they've been mixed with other foods. Alone, they may be just fine.
I feel this way about Nuts. They should be eaten separately. They are NOT to be added to cake, ice cream, asian food, breads, pies, etc. They screw up the texture and the taste often clashes.
Liver. My mother decided to make me eat it once when I was young, thinking that I was just shamming. I threw up all over myself and finally cried myself to sleep that night. I have little problems with anything else although there are things I prefer not to ingest.
Wow R35 you have a good nose. Cumin is described in the perfume industry as the smell of fresh skin. But your talking BO and ASS so your nose has been in some other places.
Oysters, capers, beets, anchovies.
If the perfume industry smells "fresh skin" when someone opens a jar of cumin, R95, no wonder there's so much bad cologne out there.
I get "Axe" now.
[quote]There are a couple of things I hate (black licorice, pineapple...) but seriously who hates watermelon, chocolate and nutella?!?!
Exactly, R83. But how can you hate pineapple? You do know that you're supposed to peel it first, right?
[quote]This may not qualify under the thread's premise, but certain foods can be hated because they've been mixed with other foods. Alone, they may be just fine.
Raisins are another example of this, in my opinion. I can eat a handful of raisins or even some GORP, but I hate raisins in sweets like cakes and buns. Interestingly, I don't mind toasted cinnamon raisin bagels and cinnamon raisin toast, but I do not like either of them un-toasted.
I ONLY HATE LIVER.
Thank god. A food thread. I was afraid we'd miss our daily quote of 439 food threads
Sweet potatoes. It's the one food where I can't even eat a tiny helping to be polite. I just can't stand the taste.
Also, coconut. But that's mainly because I associate with some extremely bad childhood memories. I actually like the taste.
Fear not, R101 -- I have every intention of bringing up MORE food threads for my eighteen bucks!
R98 -- I hate pineapple, with the sole exception of pineapple juice in pina coladas.
How can someone hate the idea of date-nut bread ("nuts are never to me 'mixed' with anything")?
We did this thread a few months ago. It was called "People With Baby Tastes"
Anyone hate raw carrots?
Lima beans. Does anyone still eat them? We used to have succotash once a week when I was little and even thinking about it makes me gag.
Same with Okra, Hate it.
Calamari.Ugh. Rubber bands
Oysters. Now here's a puzzle. I used to enjoy these. I can remember a time 20 years ago, I was in my late 20's and I loved oysters. Now, at 52 I hate them. Too slimey.
I used to hate egg plant. Now I really enjoy it.
Rhubarb. Hate it. Those strawberry/rhubarb pies? Ugh.
Capers. Will. Not. eat. them. Ever.
Sardines. Brussel sprouts. Cooked greens of any sort--turnip greens, collards, poke salad, etc.
I thought you were me, R106, as I'm 52 and hate strawberry-rhubarb pie and lima beans, too. I like capers, but rarely run across them except at salad bars with lox.
R105 -- how can someone hate raw carrots?
Sweet potatoes, black licorice, halvah, water chestnuts, chutney, fruitcake.
[quote] There is nothing worse than over-cooked broccoli
Oh, I don't know. Napalm, cyanide, war, torture, murder, rape, child abuse, animal cruelty, mud pies, raw starch, spoiled meat, surströmming, maggots, old clams, uncooked haggis are a few things that are worse than over cooked broccoli.
Overcooked broccoli or Brussels sprouts get gray and mushy and are gross indeed. But too many restaurants have gone too far the other direction. They barely blanch vegetables so they look cooked, but the texture is closer to raw. These vegetables are properly cooked so they're still bright green but tender, so one can put a fork into them without wrestling them to the ground. The undercooked way is just lazy and shameful for the chef.
I agree with R12 - I'm sort of amazed by some of the things people can't stand.
The only vegetable I really can't abide is okra. That slimy thing. Yuck!
I also tend to stay away from organ meat aka kidney, liver, etc. But do love a good pate.
cilantro, wintergreen flavor or smell, fennel seeds, sushi, coconut milk in something it shouldn't be, walnuts, radishes, garbanzo beans (I LOVE all other beans), diet pop, raw marshmallows (gag), bamboo, bean sprouts, popcorn, celery, Bisquick pancakes, orange marmalade, raw red cabbage, green jello, lutefisk, veal or lamb, anchovies, steak.
I always eat cauliflower two hours before I bottom.
R104, there's no such thing as raw marshmallows. Marshmallow is a mixture of gelatin, very hot sugar/water and flavorings. They sometimes contain egg whites.
Raisins, clove, apples.
Okay, marshmallows that are not melted into something chocolate, or lit on fire and burnt black at a campfire site.
Do you like Marshmallow Fluff, R114? I'm not challenging you, just curious.
Let's give R118 some apple brown betty!
I'm now curious about inappropriate use of coconut milk?
Never eat it with your cereal, R122/OP.
The posts along the lines of "How can anyone ate a, b, or c? I myself hate x, y, and z" are hilarious. Is personal taste really that hard a concept for some of you to grasp?
I'll eat just about anything, but the smell of melons or cucumber make me gag.
My partner is also one of those people who gags at the smell of an open can of tuna. Meanwhile, he feeds the cats nasty-smelling canned food and it doesn't bother him in the slightest.
R123, it's great for people who can't digest cow's milk.
I'm kinda shocked at the hatred of capers, sweet potatoes and pickled beets. I love all 3. I'm not a picky eater, never have been, but there are a few things that i'll turn my nose up to.
Anything coconut yech. Mars bars, nasty shit.
Finally hummus NASTY anyway you serve it/flavor it. Reminds me of baby shit.
[quote]Anything coconut yech. Mars bars, nasty shit.
Mars bars are delicious, and without coconut. I think you're referring to Almond Joy and Mounds.
Why on god's green earth would you ruin bread by putting nuts and dates in it??!??
Date-nut bread is a sweet bread to have with coffee, not sandwich bread! Similar to cranberry or zucchini bread.
I love coconut, though not macaroons.
yes r127 mounds bar is what I meant.
Because of my fibromyalgia, I can't eat fiber.
No, R120. Unless it's disguised totally mixed in with other things in a dessert.
The FLAVOR of marshmallows is fine, but the texture of either of those is gag-inducing.
R121 and R122, I don't eat dry cereal much, because I hate putting milk of any kind on it (soy "milk"? AYFKM?). Instead, I use apple cider.
Kraft's Marshmallow Creme plus Nestle's Chocolate Chips make the best fudge, perfectly creamy every time. But the recipe on the Kraft's jar is too sweet, so I prefer the recipe on the Nestle's bag because it tastes more chocolatey.
I had a Chinese appetizer (can't remember the name), and it was breaded or deep fried, and the inside was regular potatoes, and coconut milk. I couldn't eat more than one and a half.
The sweetness of the coconut milk mixed with the potato was just too gross.
I hate strawberry/rhubarb pies, too.
Jello, rice pudding, custard, porridge, cream of wheat...it's not the taste as much as the texture.
I don't like certain foods because of their texture rather than flavor.
I dislike offal because of its texture. I don't eat gristly or slimy meat including dark poultry meat, which is a double whammy because I hate those sinews and strings and other nasty inedible parts of chicken and turkey legs.
I love the flavor of figs but I can't stand those tiny seeds. I dislike the grittiness of the seeds in raisins rather than their flavor (I have enjoyed seedless raisins when I've found them).
I've never had anyone accuse me of being picky, probably because few people serve offal, and it's easy to pass on chicken thighs or drumsticks without making an issue of it.
[quote]This may not qualify under the thread's premise, but certain foods can be hated because they've been mixed with other foods. Alone, they may be just fine.
I hear you! LOVE dessert, love citrus fruit. HATE them together! No lemon meringue no key lime pie...ish!
garlic, lamb, duck, venison or any other wild game, asperegus, fruit and cake mixed together, just for a few...the list goes on
Chloe Lattanzi, I hate her SO MUCH
Do my daughters potato heads count?
In NYC and San Francisco, there is a movement to require employers to pay for sick time off during this flu epidemic
I love goat cheese, R140, but saying that it tastes glandular made me laugh. It sounds about right.
I will just never understand why anyone considers mushrooms to be food, or would willingly eat them when there are other options and choices available.
any egg where the yolk isn't solid, or gloppy, wet scrambled eggs
olives (except small pieces mixed in spanish rice)
hot oatmeal (but I love granola cereal)
Boiled/steamed squash, zucchini or eggplant served as a side dish. They all turn to mush.
Raw oysters - never. I can't watch other people swallow them. Gross raw goo.
Raw oysters/clams I fully agree, as well as boiled squash - ugh to both!
Water chestnuts are something I used to be ok with, but along with bamboo shoots I'm growing less fond of them as cheap Chinese "filler" in dishes.
Duck is DELICIOUS - especially with cherry sauce!