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Foods you inexplicably hate

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2 hours ago, chromedome said:

My ex was working at the concession stand of our local cinema when she became pregnant with our daughter. She experienced very, very bad morning sickness (basically, "trimester sickness") and rapidly got to the point of tossing her cookies as soon as she caught that first whiff of popcorn. Needless to say, a) the job came to an abrupt end; and b) she couldn't handle the sight or smell of popcorn for years afterward. She did eventually get over that conditioning, but it took a long time.

 

My mom had a similar experience with a nurse bringing her a cup of tea "to settle her nerves" immediately after giving birth to me. My mom was never a tea-drinker in the first place, but she dutifully took a sip and promptly vomited all over herself and the nurse. That was 55 years ago, and the smell of tea still makes her queasy.

 

 

It occurs to me belatedly that these two examples are about the polar opposite of "inexplicable." :P

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Eggs, the smell turns my stomach. I distinctly recall eating my last mouthful as a very small child. The trend of food porn highlighting runny eggs is incomprehensible to me.

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I will not drink milk, but will eat cheese, yogurt, ice cream.  Last time I tried milk was over 40 years ago.    Peanut butter, the smell just puts me off.  Any noticeable piece of fat in meat puts me off if I chew it.  If I can cut it off before it goes in my mouth, no problem.    I love popcorn.  

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I like everything with the exception of Canola oil.

There's NOTHING worse than a pizza crust or the like with a 'fishy'' flavor!!! sick.gif

I tolerate at times, if I have to—when it's used in something wherein it's "compatible."

Heck, it's not really food anyway—it's Diesel fuel!!! :laugh:

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The only foods I've tried that I can honestly classify as a hate are liver and chitlins. I've made serious attempts to learn to like liver. I've tried different types and different preparations over many years and nothing has helped. Even burying a tiny bit of pate at the bottom of a Wellington doesn't do it. I can taste it, it's that same underlying taste in all variations and I can't learn to like it. So I think it qualifies as a hate at this point even though I don't want it to be. But I'd eat a big, fat liverwurst sandwich once a month for a year to avoid eating one bite of chitlins ever again. "Try them my way", they say. "You just haven't had them done right", they say. Poppycock... the only thing that makes chitlins better is covering them with the lid to the trash can. The most miserable thing I've ever put in my mouth. It was a battle to get them down each time I tried them and then, every time I burped for the rest of the day, I got to experience them all over again. There is no longer anything anybody could say or do to convince me to try them again. 

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I have to admit that I really like tilapia except when I've bought some in the store that tasted like mold.

The restaurant tilapiia I’ve had was great so I don't know why this happens.

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I never met an olive I didn't like -- except for those green ones stuffed with pimentos, which I despise.


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and olives. any olive

nope

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I remembered another one...I love peanut butter. Hate the smell of it when washing it off something in the sink (ie, residual smell on the sponge). Which poses a problem because DH tends to not feel the need to thoroughly rinse the dobie sponge after washing his dishes. I can see the orangey/tan residue on the mesh surrounding the sponge material and I will need to douse it with dish soap and super hot water.

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4 hours ago, Tri2Cook said:

The only foods I've tried that I can honestly classify as a hate are liver and chitlins. I've made serious attempts to learn to like liver. I've tried different types and different preparations over many years and nothing has helped. Even burying a tiny bit of pate at the bottom of a Wellington doesn't do it. I can taste it, it's that same underlying taste in all variations and I can't learn to like it. So I think it qualifies as a hate at this point even though I don't want it to be. But I'd eat a big, fat liverwurst sandwich once a month for a year to avoid eating one bite of chitlins ever again. "Try them my way", they say. "You just haven't had them done right", they say. Poppycock... the only thing that makes chitlins better is covering them with the lid to the trash can. The most miserable thing I've ever put in my mouth. It was a battle to get them down each time I tried them and then, every time I burped for the rest of the day, I got to experience them all over again. There is no longer anything anybody could say or do to convince me to try them again. 

 

Amen, and amen.

 

Same goes for menudo, or any sort of dish utilizing tripe.

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17 minutes ago, kayb said:

Same goes for menudo, or any sort of dish utilizing tripe.


I almost included that one as well but I've only tried tripe twice, both times in menudo, so I'm not sure that's enough experience to classify it as a hate. I loved the soup itself, could have eaten it 3 meals a day for a week, but the tripe, not so much. I think it was more a textural thing than a taste thing but it seemed like their was a faint background note of livery in the taste as well. Could have been my imagination, just associating anything unpleasant tasting related to offal with liver, but I don't think that was the case. I certainly didn't do that with the chitlins, they were far more offensive than any liver experience I've ever had.


It's kinda like wrestling a gorilla... you don't stop when you're tired, you stop when the gorilla is tired.

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Margarine!!!

It's the work of the devil!!! devil2.gif

If we got rid of all the margarine, the world would be a butter place! :laugh:

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1 hour ago, DiggingDogFarm said:

Margarine!!!

It's the work of the devil!!! devil2.gif

If we got rid of all the margarine, the world would be a butter place! :laugh:


I definitely prefer butter. That said, I always have margarine in the house and it never goes to waste so I guess I'm helping keep the devil happy. :P

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Life is too short to Eat margarine😊 

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12 minutes ago, Okanagancook said:

Life is too short to Eat margarine😊  


When you have a teenager in the house who prefers margarine over butter and eats a lot of Kraft Dinner* with about 3x the recommended amount of butter/margarine in it when she makes it and butter is $6/lb vs. $7 for 3 lbs of margarine, you keep margarine in the house... or I do, anyway. :D

*She's old enough to make her own choices on how she wants to eat. I teach, prompt, suggest and sometimes even scold but I don't force. I just hope someday what I've tried to instill in her regarding food will claw it's way to the surface.

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It's kinda like wrestling a gorilla... you don't stop when you're tired, you stop when the gorilla is tired.

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Liver is at the tippy top of my list. My Mom would cook it for my Dad and brother once in a while. I thought the smell was so horrid, I'd get my nose plug from swimming class, and put it on until I went to bed.  I never got over that. 

Then, anchovies, kippered herring, sardines, escargot, and *bleu cheese. 

 

Funny thing is, after I got pregnant with my first kid, that bleu cheese I so hated- became a staple. Salads had to have bleu cheese dressing for the duration of the pregnancy. I still love it, decades later. 

 

About corn. I loved corn, in all its forms. But, when I was undergoing testing for allergies as a kid- the doc discovered I was very allergic to it. I thought perhaps the allergy might have lessened or gone away - so I tried some about 7 or 8 years ago.   It about killed me.  I tried hominy also- figuring that the processing might have neutralized the allergens. Nope.  One little bite and my tongue and throat swelled up so quick...I couldn't believe it. Corn on the cob didn't even react that quickly!  So, no corn for me.  It sucks, because I especially loved grits, and popcorn.  

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Orange flavoured chocolate. I like oranges, I like chocolate, I even like candied orange peel dipped in dark chocolate. But I loathe & despise orange chocolate, and any desserts with chocolate and orange. Gaaak!!

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Pink food!  I love beets but that is more vibrant magenta. All the pink Valentine's Day stuff makes me cringe.  It doen't even get to taste as I won't put it in my mouth.

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2 hours ago, heidih said:

Pink food!  I love beets but that is more vibrant magenta. All the pink Valentine's Day stuff makes me cringe.  It doen't even get to taste as I won't put it in my mouth.

This reminds me of a friend who won't eat orange or yellow foods. That eliminates mangos, which to me is a sin. But I'm with you on the pink food thing--that's just weird.

 

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I agree about chocolate and  orange.  Not much of a chocolate eater in the first place and could easily live without it.  The one way it tempts me is when it it paired with mint.  I also hate little fish in little tins!  Nasty.  My worst nightmare would include sardines coated with dark chocolate in an orange sauce....

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1 hour ago, IowaDee said:

I agree about chocolate and  orange.  Not much of a chocolate eater in the first place and could easily live without it.  The one way it tempts me is when it it paired with mint.  I also hate little fish in little tins!  Nasty.  My worst nightmare would include sardines coated with dark chocolate in an orange sauce....

 

https://www.chocosphere.com/default/brand/j-p/michel-cluizel/milk-chocolate-sardines-tin.html

 

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2 hours ago, IowaDee said:

I agree about chocolate and  orange.  Not much of a chocolate eater in the first place and could easily live without it.  The one way it tempts me is when it it paired with mint.  I also hate little fish in little tins!  Nasty.  My worst nightmare would include sardines coated with dark chocolate in an orange sauce....

 

Thanks! You have given me a great idea for dinner! Here's my mise en place.

 

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And it's Fusion Food.

 

Anchovies from Italy, chocolate from Belarus and oranges from China!

 

 

 

 

 

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6 minutes ago, liuzhou said:

 

Thanks! You have given me a great idea for dinner! Here's my mise en place.

 

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And it's Fusion Food.

 

Anchovies from Italy, chocolate from Belarus and oranges from China!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Awaiting the plating shot with bated breath.

 

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5 minutes ago, liuzhou said:

 

Thanks! You have given me a great idea for dinner! Here's my mise en place.

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And it's Fusion Food.

 

Anchovies from Italy, chocolate from Belarus and oranges from China!

 

 

I'm very much looking forward to the finished dinner!

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