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Heh. I've got a weird food aversion for y'all:

Canned tomato soup.

It's a childhood food thing, I think. I never had it at home because my mom had an aversion to the stuff too. So I first encountered it in the school lunchroom. To me, it had a color not normally found in nature, and an aroma and texture that had as little to do with real tomato as I could imagine. I loathed it on sight. I don't think I ever actually tasted any--I must have, because I recall the texture impression. Must have blotted the traumatic experience itself from my memory. :biggrin:

I really don't care for tomato juice either, for similar reasons.

Strangely, I love just about any other form of tomatoes you can name--raw, cooked, in sauces, even home-made tomato soup, all are fine. But as far as that can o' Campbells, well, Andy can keep it on the wall.

Otherwise I'm a pretty brazen eater. I'm therefore paradoxically grateful for my tomato-soup aversion -- it helps teach me that some food preferences and aversions simply do not yield to rational analysis, and that's that. :cool:

(edited to fix some fussy little stylistic thing that probably only I noticed...)


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Heh. I've got a weird food aversion for y'all:

Canned tomato soup.

It's a childhood food thing...

I absolutely agree. For me it was cafeteria lunchroom at school, which smelled so awful that I was the only child in my family that carried a lunch box. I have never eaten tomato soup in my life and that's saying something.

Besides that, I will not eat fish head, tripe, chicken feet or pig's feet, tail or ears and especially not snout. I have such an aversion to the snout thing, that a photograph will make me lose my appitite, which is almost an impossiblity.


Emma Peel

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Tongue. Fermented tofu ( the reddish/pinkish stuff)--no matter how hard I try, my brain will not recognize the smell as food.

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Buttered popcorn jelly beans

Man you are missing out, then. Those are my absolute favorite. It is the sweet/salty thing.

I will never ever eat hotdogs that are sold from the rolling cart outside my office on The Hill. Lysteria anyone?


Jennifer

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The only prepared food item that I can remember refusing is tongue. It was 25 or more years ago at a friend's house. She and I had spent an afternoon playing tennis and after a quick call home she invited me for dinner as her husband had prepared "something special' - it just so happened he owned one of the better French restaurants in the city I lived in at the time. However, when the platter hit the table bearing nothing but a large greyish looking ... well let's just say "tongue" is not what I was seeing, in fact I had no idea what I was seeing ... I politely declined assuring them that the salad and bread had been plenty :sad:

Sadly, that experience has resulted in an aversion I can't seem to overcome.


Cheese: milk’s leap toward immortality – C.Fadiman

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Creamed herring, mustard pickles, natto--oops, that's three things!

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Tuna in a can, it stinks

Hard boiled eggs, they stink

Common store bought Mayo, insipid and sour.

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any animal that's still alive.

there's no real justification for eating an animal or part of an animal that's still alive, except to induldge a questionable sense of epicurianism.

endangered or threatened animals.

brains, tongue (although i've had it), testicles, things like that.

brussell sprouts.

bugs, generally.

hard boiled eggs (reprise). they stink.

any cheese that smells like vomit.

cheese with maggots.

cheers :)

hc

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There are a lot of things I don't eat if other food is available, but they don't fall into the category of "never-ever-uh-uh" for me. For example, I don't eat beef or pork (except bacon) as a general rule, but I would if I found some that was particularly appealing or if I was really hungry and that's all that was available.

My never-ever foods are:

Brains. There's not enough data out there about prions and vCJD for me to ever feel comfortable about eating nerve tissue from any animal. Having seen first-hand what early-onset Alzheimer's looks like I would never, ever want to go there, especially as a result of something I ate. May seem nonsensical to some but that's how I feel. I would probably draw the line at headcheese also.

Any food infested with some sort of insect. (I would, however, probably try fried or chocolate-covered insects.)

Oysters, because I got sick off a bad one as a teenager. That was some bad sickness, and although I've wanted to try them again I've never been able to. Once the oyster gets within slurping distance the memory of lying on the bathroom floor puking comes back and I just can't do it.

That's pretty much it.

edited to add - reading back through the thread I have to add dog, and live chick embryos on the half shell. Anything that seems like it's based on a dare is probably out for me.


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Brussel Sprouts

Oh, goodie! All the more for me, roasted with butter, a little EVOO and a bit of garlic. Getoutamyway.......! :wub:


"Commit random acts of senseless kindness"

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Coleslaw. I just don't like it. That's about it... oh, beets and pickled eggs. Ick.

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chestnuts. thats it.


does this come in pork?

My name's Emma Feigenbaum.

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Javelina. Ever again. Just typing the word brings back the most vile taste you can imagine.

No brains, guts or gizzards. Or bugs, execpt for the occasional incidental. :biggrin::blink:


If you can't act fit to eat like folks, you can just set here and eat in the kitchen - Calpurnia

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Licorice, tabasco sauce, American cheese

On rye bread with some horseradish - that was my dinner last night.


Rich Schulhoff

Opinions are like friends, everyone has some but what matters is how you respect them!

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Pickles. Any and all varities.


"Leave the gun. Take the cannoli."

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Brussel Sprouts: I had a really bad experience as a child. So much so that my mother, who still makes everybody eat their veggies when at her house and serves brussel sprouts on a semi-regular basis, excuses me from eating them.


Misa

Sweet Misa

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Salmon.  Tried it many different ways - planked, smoked, cajun blackened, etc. -but it still tastes like salmon.  It's so popular that I still give it a chance once in while, especially if the preparation makes it sound too good to pass up.  But, nothing has changed my mind yet.  Salmon

Update! I gve salmon another try when vacationing in Seattle and environs. Love it! :biggrin: Wild salmon is nothing like farm raised. Grandma was right - keep trying those foods you think you don't like. You might be pleasantly surprised. All salmon is not created equal. :wink:


KathyM

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Asparagus. :wacko:

Green, white, whatever. Don't get it near me... even soaked in butter and salt.

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Milk.

In Holland where I grew up they had a government program to make people drink more milk back in the seventies. Part of it focused on milk consumption in schools. After being forced to drink milk in school and absolutely hating it I will never touch the stuff again. The smell alone makes me cringe.

It is funny how a lot of other things I wouldn't eat as a kid (carrots, brussel sprouts, asparagus, etc) I now love. After learning how to cook them myself and turning them from mushy overcooked inedible blobs to nicely roasted/grilled/sauteed vegetables.

I have converted quite a few brussel sprout haters with a recipe that involves briefly boiling them, taking all the leaves off and sauteing the leaves in a bit of butter with some chopped bacon. I make it into a salad with some roasted mushrooms and roasted tomato vinaigrette. (see Tom Colicchio's "think like a chef" for the recipes and inspiration)


Stefan Posthuma

Beer - Chocolate - Cheese

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What is the one thing you will not eat, regardless of who it's prepared by, and where it's served? There are alot of things I wouldn't be that keen to try, but if prepared by the right person would ceratinly give them a go.

The one thing I wouldn't ever eat, I don't care if Jacques Pepin made them himself would be escargot.

I'd try bugs, I'll try brains, but I am not eating slugs, period.

Eggplant- I cannot even smell it without getting physically sick.


Edited by Mnehrling (log)

"Instead of orange juice, I'm going to use the juice from the inside of the orange."- The Brilliant Sandra Lee

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I have a few thing I don't like, but others love (don't flame me):

The Thanksgiving Tri-Fecta (Yams/sweet potatoes, Cranberry sauce, Creamed veggies)

Berry sauces on/in cake (why ruin a perfectly good chocalate cake with a layer of jam in it?)

The combination of cheese and mayo (which is why I almost never eat cheeseburgers)

Raw tomatoes on sandwiches (salsa yes! plain unseasoned raw tomato, no!)

Pears (they taste like faulty apples)


"Homer, he's out of control. He gave me a bad review. So my friend put a horse head on the bed. He ate the head and gave it a bad review! True Story." Luigi, The Simpsons

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