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Foods that you are *supposed* to find delicious?


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What foods do you dislike that are supposed to be delicious and "everyone" likes them?

For me it is bone marrow. Tastes like snot to me!

What's yours?

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In my pre-vegetarian days, I would always wonder what

people saw in : caviar, fishy fish, oysters, organ meats, etc.

*Shudder* to all - I genuinely tasted them all and tried not to

have any pre-conceived views. But gosh.....

It's really easy for me to stay on the green bandwagon because

I can't stand most of the stuff that "all" meaters apparently love....

What am I doing on a foodie group......

Milagai

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What foods do you dislike that are supposed to be delicious and "everyone" likes them?

For me it is bone marrow.  Tastes like snot to me! 

I imagine that the circle in which everybody is assumed to like bone marrow is an extremely narrow one. I mean, I like it fine, but even among eGullet members, I don't think there's any such assumption: and in the non-foodie world (at least in the US), marrow and the people who love it are looked on with some suspicion...

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I'll eat caviar, but I get more pleasure out of watching those who really enjoy it, (my Sister for one), consume my share.

Perhaps my tastes are just a bit pedestrian, because I feel the same way about raw oysters.

SB :cool:

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I'll eat caviar, but I get more pleasure out of watching those who really enjoy it, (my Sister for one), consume my share.

Perhaps my tastes are just a bit pedestrian, because I feel the same way about raw oysters.

SB  :cool:

ditto.

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Uni (sea urchin sushi)  :wacko:

Everyone raves...........

After spending 3 days along on the coast of Maine with no food except a book on foraging (my father hoped that Outward Bound would cure my 16-year-old angst) and cracking open sea urchins on a rock when I was starving, I'm with you! That stuff is FOUL. :shock:

And maybe you're not supposed to find these thing "delicious" (merely ubiquitous), but I find hamburgers, hotdogs, peanut butter, and all things McDonalds revolting. Oh, and anything mint flavored...

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I know, I know, I'm a freak. Mine is...cheese.

I have begun to really appreciate it (had a triple cream at Otto last week that was unreal), but I am not a big fan of the cheese. Yes, I like it in and with certain foods, but cheese by itself, or on a cracker?

Mostly, no thanks.

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I had occasion to try a bit of marrow--- once! I don't recall what it tasted like; I couldn't get past the greasy texture of it in my mouth! And I don't like undercooked green beans. They don't have to be cooked to mush, but I do want them cooked through. That 'crunchily underdone' texture is NOT cooked, to my taste!

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I intensly dislike watermelon. And all melon. And especially fruit salad with those sherbert-colored melon balls for breakfast at restaurant in the Holiday Inn.

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I've tasted grass, Dana and yes, it's kind of similar. Although I do love Asparagus.

Mine, may sound CRAZY and it's more of a "big deal" kind of thing.

Steak - I love a good steak, it's awesome but I don't see the connection people often make between "steak" and "the holy grail of food"

I think it's because it's one of our most basic foods. Caveman kill beast, eat flesh! Which is great but not God-like.

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Milk seems slightly spoiled to me. I love sour yogurt, stinky cheese and frozen treats but drinking milk straight up probably isn't going to happen.

Also, I haven't yet found an appreciation for the various, cured olives. Damn. I love salty things and small, tricky to eat finger foods so I don't know what the hell my problem is. Perhaps with enough goat cheese... :raz:

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Yeah, I've mentioned this in other places here, but I really feel I must reiterate: raw tomatoes make me gag. I don't care if they are organic heirloom $40 per pound homegrown in a little old lady's back yard from her 50 year old varietals, they're still just gonna taste like slimy dirt to me.

-Sounds awfully rich!

-It is! That's why I serve it with ice cream to cut the sweetness!

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It's not exactly food, but ... sparkling white wine/champagne. I don't hate it, but I don't really like it, either. I briefly considered not having it at my wedding, but then thought that too many people would miss it, and it's not as if I would have to drink a big glass of it anyway.

Also, persimmons. Every time I try one, I keep thinking that I will like it, but alas, that is not what happens.

Of course, who knows -- maybe the next time I try champagne or persimmons, I will find them to be divine. I distinctly remember at one point in time hating yogurt, cream cheese, fig newtons, avacadoes, beer, sushi, smoked salmon, and coffee -- all things that I now really love. I still don't love tea, but I like it more now than I did 5 years ago.

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I can't stand eclairs, napoleons, sfogliatelle (sp?)...anything with pastry cream just grosses me out. Most flans are also not to my taste. I think it's the flavor of eggs combined with sugar. Yuck.

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Unfortunately, I've lost my taste for cheese. Before I had my daughter, I used to love it. One of my favorite parts of having a dinner party was shopping at the cheese store beforehand; it was a great excuse to try cheese after cheese and buy a nice variety. I especially loved the sharp, aged varieties but any cheese had its merits. After my pregnancy (strangely, not during the pregnancy) it completely lost its appeal. For a while, the mere smell of it made me want to gag. Eventually I was able to put a tiny bit in my mouth before gagging. Now I can swallow a little nibble, but it has so little appeal that I never bother to have more. I'm hoping, with time, cheese appeal will return. I miss liking it.

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