Food..Your Hates or Loves?

Omagh, Northern Ireland
November 29, 2009 6:26pm CST
I offered a Woman I work with an Olive Pesto bread roll recently,and She politely refused,saying She's Never eaten Olives or their derivatives,and has no desire to do so in the Future...and while on this subject,She proceeded to tell Me She's Never eaten Tomato ketchup,Wouldn't have mayonnaise in the house and has never eaten coleslaw or anything prepared with it,and won't eat Chicken either,but will eat the skin... So...How about You? Any Pet hates in food,or things You could live on to the exclusion of all other foods? Thanks for responses!
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@owlwings (38082)
• Cambridge, England
30 Nov 09
It may be the particular conversation you had or the way you reported it but it seems to me that your colleague has a very negative attitude (or very peculiar tastes - why the skin of chicken which has almost no goodness and contains most of the fat?) I don't think that there's any food I could subsist on to the exclusion of any others though I have been known to survive on toast and Marmite for hours. About the only class of food I feel that I have no need for is molluscs. Oysters are not my thing and I don't feel any desire to even try snails though I have enjoyed mussels (before I realised that they grow best on sewage outfalls). I can see no logic in your colleague's choice of foods she would 'never eat' except, perhaps, that coleslaw, ketchup and mayonnaise all contain vinegar and (occasionally) olives do as well - though they are mostly preserved in brine. It beats me how anyone can say that they have never eaten something and therefore never will. That has all the hallmarks of living in a society where there is no shortage of the foods one is accustomed to and no incentive to try something new. There are many different kinds of people in this world and we aren't obliged to associate with any of them if we don't want to. I once went out with a girl who took me home (perhaps with the idea that the relationship might progress further ... who knows ). There were no books in her house and no pictures on the walls. That disturbed me greatly and I left as soon as politely possible, possibly doing a great injustice to the lady in question, who was really quite attractive and, after all, not responsible for her parents' choice!
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• Omagh, Northern Ireland
30 Nov 09
It beats Me how someone could enjoy just the chicken skin and leave the meat alone! I do know this Woman is Diabetic,but have no Idea if this has any connection with her stated preferences,which just came out of the blue following the bread roll offer...An interesting point you raise about those Items containing vinegar..Maybe next time I'll ask her opinion of fried foods you'd put vinegar on,...I get that about your prospective Date with the jarring (absence of?) tastes..You tend to look for common interests in a potential Mate,and finding a vacuum where you might have hoped to find something positive would be a cause for concern.. A Guy I work with I'd consider to be highly intelligent,but then He tells Me he doesn't read books...I'm still scratching my head over that one..
@thea09 (18329)
• Greece
30 Nov 09
Most aptly put Owlings.No books around the place means no home in my mind and usually an ultra clean show house. Makes me shiver just thinking of it.
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
30 Nov 09
I need to get me some bookshelves asap..My books are sitting in the spare room in boxes for now!
@checkmail (2042)
• India
30 Nov 09
Hello ShepherdSpy this is checkmail and me too have dislikes for some vegetabels, that am not knowing in mine knowledge as well as one the bitter gourd, yikes.Yeah its good for health but still its too bitter to taste and nearly runs me fever whenever forced to eat it.I would like it to be only for medicinal purpose than in food stuff.Else there are still many things that i never had like pork(forbidden), beef(forbidden), brown sugar, etc stuffs.Even now am growing allergic to dry spice chutney.Anways Enjoy Mylotting.
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
30 Nov 09
Hi Checkmail! This Bitter Gourd is as yet unfamiliar to Me..but if it's so nasty to taste in the first place,why would You grow and eat it? Is it easily grown and a staple food where You Live? what beneficial qualities does it have to outweigh this drawback? can it be prepared in some way to make it more palatable?
• Philippines
30 Nov 09
I like Bitter Gourd. Yes it is bitter in taste but you can prepare it in some way to make it palatable. Cook it with garlic, onion, salt, and egg. I like this dish known as "ginisang ampalaya".. that's how you call that kind of dish.
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
1 Dec 09
Some people don't like their "Greens",ie green vegetables that would be cooked like a type of cabbage,like white cabbage,spring cabbage,oe even brussel sprouts....some have milder flavours than others,some not so mild,but depending on how they're cooked,they'll mostly turn out just fine
• United States
30 Nov 09
I like most all foods except for fish anything except fish I find that it stinks so bad I don't understand how people can eat this because it smells nasty!
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
30 Nov 09
Fish that is not as fresh as it could be tends to get that not so good fishy odour as time goes on..I don't think ANYBODY would enjoy eating or preparing fish that was starting to go off!
• Philippines
30 Nov 09
Fish?.. I like fish not just because it is also a good source of protein, but also less in fats compare to meat... I like all fish especially the one freshly made.. like the Japanese food.. The Tuna Sashimi and Sushi. Well one's taste may depend on their country origin and lifestyle.
@thea09 (18329)
• Greece
30 Nov 09
Hi shepherdspy, the olive is generally disliked by those who have never tried them and even if one is unpalatble it says nothing about others as the choice is huge, though naturally our local black ones are the best in the world. I don't do fast food as don't consider it food, just rehydrated droppings and the smell is foul, and I'm most distinctly off rigani again as it appeared in overdose level the other evening as once again I forgot to order the food without it. It came on the toasted bread, on top of the salad, the home made chips, and the platter of lamb chops was so liberally doused it really spoilt the flavour. For some reason the local sausage filled with orange along with the cabbage salad managed to escape from the kitchen unscathed but that must have been a lucky oversight. I could live on dim sum to the exclusion of all else but can't cook it so would need a personal chef.
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
30 Nov 09
I'm still working on my boundaries with foods..there's a lot of things out there I've yet to try,but I've managed to pin down a few dislikes of the fishy sort..I'm not keen on scallops,and calamari makes me think of rubber bands in texture..I'm testing the water with Sushi..Lovin' that Wasabi on those!
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
1 Dec 09
Thea,are You saying there are People out there who DON'T like Greek Olives?! I'm shocked!
@rajaiv0810 (1013)
• Philippines
1 Mar 10
Hi Shepherd it seems like your friend got an odd taste in food. :) In my case, i think it will just be Durian. It is really something that I couldn't take. I dunno why, my friends would tell me that it's really good most especially if it's cold. I tried it and I told myself I won't do it again. I simply can't take it. I'm sorry to all Davaoenos I don't intend to offend you but my system just can't take it. Other than that so far there is none.
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
13 Apr 10
Thanks for Joining the discussion! Sorry for my Ignorance,but I'm not familiar with Durian,I've never tried it before,AFAIK..It's a fruit or a Vegetable?
@Celanith (2334)
• United States
1 Mar 10
What an interesting topic; I love chicken and almost could eat it daily but then I would get tired of it so do eat other meats, I do take off the skin as it is full of fat and not good for you. I do not eat shellfish, I won't eat crab or lobster even if it were not against my religious beliefs. They are sea spiders and scorpians and ugh shudder to think of eating any thing of the sort. I tried Okra and just did not like the taste or the texture the same goes for eggplant. I tried it several ways and could not bring myself to even acquire a taste for it. I have tried carrot cake and everytime it makes me barf. Don't know why it just makes me horribly ill so avoid it as good as it smells or looks it does not like me. As a younger person I loved spinach and liver but not anymore it now makes me feel nauseous. I am also allergic to most fish. I can tolerate salmon rarely and occassionally once a year a trout. But overall fish makes me very ill and again I do not know why because I like the smell and taste. I have a grand-daugher who is also allergic to fish and to tomato's she likes both but they make her violently ill she is 7 and might out grow it in time or she may not. Her uncle on her daddy side of the family never did and cannot even tolerate the smell of fish and eating them could literally kill him.
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
1 Mar 10
AFAIK,I don't have any food allergies-At least,nothing I can recall having eaten has given me a violent reaction! It just seems to be tough luck that somebody who enjoys a particular food would have or could develop an allergic response to it...
@AndieBee (27)
• United States
30 Nov 09
I must say I thoroughly detest liver of any type, in any form. However, I HAVE tried liver and therefore know beyond doubt that I cannot bear the taste. There are many foods I have not tried that I'm fairly sure I wouldn't care for. If someone ever offered one of them to me, I'd try a very small portion of it if I felt I might like it. There's no harm in sampling other foods and who knows? It just might end up on my "Like It" list. If it was something I just couldn't bring myself to taste for some reason, I'd politely decline and leave it at that. There's no reason for a dissertation on the foods I simply hate, nor to make myself look like a pompous horse's rear by saying "I'd NEVER". I wouldn't blame you if you never offered that woman another thing so long as you work with her!
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
1 Dec 09
It's been a long time,years,in fact, since I've had liver..I don't have a problem with it,It's just not something I'd find myself willingly reaching for in the supermarket when doing my shopping! The same goes for it's derivatives like Pate or Foie Gras..My Colleague became a Grandmother for the first time this week..Grannies don't get food compulsions,do they?
• Philippines
30 Nov 09
Hi ShepherdSpy... I like healthy foods and hate foods that I think are too unhealthy. I like any kind of food serving with pesto especially Tuna Al Pesto, I like Japanese Foods especially their Tuna Sashimi and Sushi. I also love foods with Olives or anything with its derivatives, Tomato is one of my best food as well, I like foods cooked with tomato sauce, foods served with coconut milk is my favorite too... And what I hate are foods that are greasy, I also don't want those food served with too much sugar and fats.
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
1 Dec 09
I don't have a particular favourite food,but I can get along with Italian food,Chinese,Indian,Mexican,Thai,French...and I'm trying to get along with Sushi!
@rika999 (104)
• India
30 Nov 09
the capability to have good food as much as possible is a gods best gift to human ... one who remains capable to have it definitely he loves food other wise sick and people having different food related diseases hates it. i do regular exercise to enjoy this gods pleasant gift.. yes, i love food..