Rhubarb Pie or Food with Strong Feelings

@AmbiePam (56903)
United States
October 22, 2009 4:48pm CST
No, food doesn't have strong feelings. But it can give you strong feelings! Rhubarb pie is something I have never tasted, but my grandfather hates with a passion. Every time someone would tease him about it (usually on Thanksgivings when we actually ate pie) he'd get this awful face. I'd like to know what kind of food inspires such strong feelings of disgust in you.
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@gabs8513 (48708)
• United Kingdom
24 Oct 09
Steak, I hate Steak, reason, the first time my Mum gave it to me when I was a Child, as I cut it blood came out of it and that put me of, she made me eat, I was trying not to be sick as she said if I was I would get a good hiding, I have not touched it since and have no intentions to
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@AmbiePam (56903)
• United States
24 Oct 09
That's one I haven't heard before. I've never heard an omnivore say they didn't like steak. But if I had had the experience you did, I'd probably feel the same way. Gross!
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@gabs8513 (48708)
• United Kingdom
2 Nov 09
Thank you for the BR
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• India
23 Oct 09
Radish is a vegetable I simply HATE (and hate is a strong word I seldom use) and any dish prepared with it. I cant stand even a tiny weeny slice of radish in anything…the smell just puts me off somehow! In my childhood I remember my mom tried all tricks in her book to make me eat them (though I never know what’s so good about radish)…radish is a seasonal vegetable and in winter, people here buy them in kilos and make different seasonal delicacies. Even my in-laws knew that I don’t take radish so they always had something else which I could have while the family enjoyed their radish specialities (yuck)…no radish enters my home.
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• India
23 Oct 09
Oh yes, you don’t know how many ways we Indians cook radishes OMG…make curries, cook with fish, stuff them inside parathas (Indian flat bread) and of course eat them with curd dip or just plain, Indians seem to love radish *sigh*
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@AmbiePam (56903)
• United States
23 Oct 09
I'm not a radish eater either.
@snowy22315 (100031)
• United States
22 Oct 09
Rhubarb is good when it is mixed with something otherwise the rhubarb is too bitter. Martha stewart makes a really good rhubarb dessert when it is mixed with strawberries or sugar. It is how the Rhubarb is mixed which detrmines how good it is. I personally recommend it, but it needs to be mixed appropriately.
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@AmbiePam (56903)
• United States
23 Oct 09
I've always wanted to taste rhubarb, but I've never been anywhere where it was served.
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@GardenGerty (127034)
• United States
23 Oct 09
One year hubby brought some home. I had never cooked it before, but I cooked it down and pureed it, with lots of sugar.Kinda like some of those sour bite candies.
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@SomeCowgirl (32254)
• United States
23 Oct 09
Oh let me see, I am not really sure to be honest. I know there are foods that I just don't like the sound of, oh Chicken Livers. Another, since you mentioned Thanksgiving is Ambrosia. I don't remember if we had that at Thanksgiving, Christmas or both, My side of the family hasn't celebrated Christmas in I don't know when... But in any case, I know I never wanted Ambrosia, if it was offered it was an automatic no no.
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@AmbiePam (56903)
• United States
23 Oct 09
I wonder what Ambrosia tastes like.
@Shaun72 (15965)
• Palatka, Florida
23 Oct 09
I get that feeling about liver. I can't stand the smell of it. I have tried eating it and it about made me sick. Whenever someone is cooking it I get a sick feeling.
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@AmbiePam (56903)
• United States
23 Oct 09
I've never had liver.
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@glords (2614)
• United States
22 Oct 09
my father in law LOVES strawberry Rhubarb pie. We are celebrating his birthday this Friday and I know we will be eating Strawberry Rhubarb Pie. Its actually kind of yummy!
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@AmbiePam (56903)
• United States
23 Oct 09
I always thought it sounded good.
@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
23 Oct 09
I've never had plain rhubarb pie, but a warm slice of strawberry rhubarb pie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream is wonderful! Rhubarb is a sour tasting plant, so when you use it in pies, it needs to be sweetened enough. Maybe your grandfather learned to hate if from pies that weren't sweetened enough. That would be like drinking unsweetened lemonaid. There's a few foods that I don't care for. Parsnips are one...yuck! My mother used to cook them until they were like mush...and everyone in the family liked them like that..except for me. They taste like carrots mashed with melted crayons to me. You told us what your grandfather doesn't like...what don't you like?
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@AmbiePam (56903)
• United States
23 Oct 09
I think my grandpa had to eat it every Sunday afternoon when he'd go to his own grandmother's house after church every Sunday morning. He said it wasn't that he got tired of it, it was just that he never liked it. But his mom told him to clean his plate, so most often he would have to eat it anyway. You know, back then people had manners like nobody's business! I've never had parsnips. And I'm not eager to try. The thing I don't like and have tried to always avoid eating is green beans. I don't like them, never have, and hated it when my mom made me eat them if they were served at the table. I was the only family member who didn't like them, but I had to eat them anyway. You can bet I've never made any green beans at my own home.
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@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
23 Oct 09
You should try them sauteed with crumbled bacon. They're so good that you just might change your mind...and then maybe not. You're safe if you ever come over for dinner...I never make people 'clean' their plates.
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@AmbiePam (56903)
• United States
23 Oct 09
My mom made them wrapped in bacon and then put ona toothpick. I admit I did eat a couple of those.
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@Lakota12 (42678)
• United States
23 Oct 09
yummy rhubarb pie it is tart but if ya put some apples in it calms it down. Not much I pull a face at but I think boloney would be it ugh!!!!!!!!!1
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@AmbiePam (56903)
• United States
23 Oct 09
I hate balogna. Or baloney. However one spells it.
@Lakota12 (42678)
• United States
23 Oct 09
I do both ways just easier to spell it boloney
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@AmbiePam (56903)
• United States
23 Oct 09
I don't know which parts of the country spell it whichever way. I don't even know how people here where I live spell it. Which is why I think forever more, we should just call boloney...cr@p. Same thing. lol
@jillhill (37377)
• United States
23 Oct 09
Liver! It's disgusting and there is no reason in this world to ever eat it.....it stinks when you cook it....has a disgusting flavor and is so high in cholestral that it will make the blood test swim with the nasty little critters!
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@AmbiePam (56903)
• United States
23 Oct 09
Just hearing you describe it makes me gag! lol
23 Oct 09
Strawberry ice cream and milkshakes. I cannot stand them... YUCK. The smell and the way they look, freaks me right out. blah.
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@AmbiePam (56903)
• United States
23 Oct 09
Really? Now that is definitely a response I've never heard before.
@sender621 (14933)
• United States
23 Oct 09
I would have to say that on this i would have to agree with your grandfather. I never liked rhubarb pie either. Mincemeat was another one I disliked. Of course these were two of my grandmother's favorites. Don't think that didn't bring on some bitter times. Then i grew up, fell in love and got married and had children. My mother-in-law's favorite pie was rhubarb! I just can't win!
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@AmbiePam (56903)
• United States
23 Oct 09
What exactly is mincemeat? I've never had mincemeat pie, but I have had mincemeat cookies.
@pergammano (7690)
• Canada
23 Oct 09
OMG...my dear Ambie....don't denigrade the almighty rhubarb..ONE OF MY absolute favourites, and I DO have TWO Rhubarb Plants (Strawberry Rhubarb) that produce in Spring & Fall! I am the envy of my neighbours...but I do share! There is one food, that absolutely causes my stomach to roil...and that is JELLO! There is an association with that FOOD, that is abhorrent! Curiosity of a child, I had to watch the lambs being born, when the ewes at the after-birth, which so reminded me of JELLO...I could NO longer eat it..and today, the memory is very vivid. Sorry, to share such a "ucky" memory...but boy, do I have strong feelings about it! GET WELL SOON, dear girl...and peaceful weekend!
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@AmbiePam (56903)
• United States
23 Oct 09
My grandmother loves rhubarb. Actually my grandparents made an agreement. She won't take about rhubarb, and he won't talk about snakes (my grandmother is very scared of them, so much so that talking about them upsets her). Ya know, the next time my mom makes jello cake, I think I'll pass.
@GardenGerty (127034)
• United States
23 Oct 09
The thought of liver turns my stomach, or any other kind of innards. I guess that would be my strong feelings.I accidentally got rhubarb pie at a buffet once, thinking it was pineapple tinted pink. I did not like it then, but probably would now. I also wonder about gooseberries.
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@AmbiePam (56903)
• United States
23 Oct 09
Gooseberries...something else I need to try.
@Hatley (164169)
• Garden Grove, California
22 Oct 09
ambiepam oh that one is so easy. Cow brains,yuck they look yucky to begin with and the taste is vile, now put some over sweet parsnips alongside on the plate, and I will look, gag, and run to the bathroom and heave. those two are the most vile tasting things one can imagine. I love rhubarb pie on the other hand and mincemeat pie.
@AmbiePam (56903)
• United States
22 Oct 09
Ew...Who in the world tried to serve you cow brains?
@royal52gens (5392)
• United States
2 Nov 09
I like rhubarb pie if it is made with strawberries and has whipped cream on top. The food that I hate is spinach and collard greens. I have never figured out why these foods even exisit. They are yucky. phew! phew!
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@ElicBxn (61143)
• United States
24 Oct 09
rubarb is a nasty thing, one of those things that needs boat loads of sugar to beat the tart and still taste nasty afterward - like I feel about cranberries
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@ladym33 (10990)
• United States
23 Oct 09
Liver. I hate liver. If I eat liver my whole body gets the shakes and my mouth gets that instant gag reflex thing going and I can't even swallow it with out it coming back up. It is so disgusting, the texture is so gross and I can't stand it in my mouth, now that I am a grown up and out of my parents home I will never eat liver again, my kids are lucky I will never make them eat live.
• United States
23 Oct 09
I would say persimmon pudding for me. I don't know if I spelled that right. I absolutely hate that stuff. My husband's grandmother makes it often and I think it's so gross. My husband likes to eat it but it tastes yucky to me. I have tried it so I can honestly say I don't like it. I think if that was the only thing left to eat I would have to go hungry. lol
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• United States
23 Oct 09
Hi there AmbiePam! I had Rhubarb pie once and it was so sickeningly sweet I didn't like it at all...yuk. I barely got the piece down because I didn't want to insult the pie baker at the party, lol! I personally do not like Minestrone Soup or Okra, aughhg, haha. The reason for the Minestrone Soup is because once I ate a couple huge bowls of it and ended up getting the Flu. Well, you can imagine what was coming up over and over again, it was bad. And Okra is just too mushy tasting, yuk! Yes, I would definitely make a face, haha.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
22 Oct 09
I have never eaten rhubarb either. I hate pineapple in any form or fashion, also cantalope is right up there w/pineapple. I hate the smell of them as well as they way they taste.
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