no, i won’t eat that

The last few days I’ve seen lists on people’s blogs of things they do not like to eat. (See Lisanne, Cady, and Shanny.) I thought it would be fun to add my two cents on this topic. I’ve found everyone’s lists interesting and I’m so surprised at what people won’t eat! (LOL, you’d think that people would need to search for term life insurance rates online the way they think they’ll die from eating raw fish!) Of course, I have my own quirks. Truthfully, I’ll eat most things if they are put in front of me. A lot of the things I don’t like… it’s more like I don’t care much for them such as eggplant. I’ll eat it, but prefer not to. But here is a short list of things that I really, truly do not like:

  • Offal: just the smell of organ meats cooking makes me ill. I guess the exception is high-quality foie gras, prepared the right way. Otherwise, that is pretty disgusting too.
  • Beets: I’ve tried, I really have. I want to like them, but I can’t get past the earthy (read: dirt) flavor of them. I’ll bake them into a spice cake, but that’s about it.
  • Bok choy
  • Tat soi
  • Collard greens
  • Venison: It’s been a long time since I’ve had it and I’d be willing to try it again
  • Corned beef: This is something that I really hate. Just the sight is unappetizing to me, forget the flavor
  • New England Boiled Dinner: Ham, potatoes, cabbage and carrots boiled for like 8 hours in a pot? No. I’d cry when my mom made this.
  • Grits
  • Green salads where the only dressing is mayo: I see this in cooking mags like “Taste of Home” — I think it’s a southern/midwestern thing. Usually they are layered salads. I have eaten them before but really — yuck.
  • Tofu dogs: I like tofu. I like hot dogs. But this is a combo that just doesn’t work for me.

That’s really all I can think of for foods I downright dislike. What about you?

7 Replies to “no, i won’t eat that”

  1. Oh no. I feel so badly now ~ I made one of those layered salads for you guys once. At least, I think that’s what it was. You probably hated it! LOL! 🙂 I’m sorry! Yes, I think it’s a Midwestern thing. Those are so yummy.

    GRITS?!? Seriously?!? OMG, my Southern roots are frowning right now … grits are YUMMY!!! Especially with lots of butter and cheese!

    That boiled dinner thing sounds interesting. I want to try it!

  2. BTW, do you like reubens? Aren’t those corned beef sandwiches with Thousand Island dressing? I love those!!! (Minus the sauerkraut. Oh, should have added sauerkraut to my dislike list!)

  3. I’m vegetarian and don’t eat tufu dogs either. We stick to other soy based veggie dogs. They taste like hot dogs to me, but I’ve never particularly cared for hot dogs. I can eat them with loads of stuff in the bun with them though.

  4. Ew! You have a lot of things on your list that I wouldn’t eat, either. A few of my additions are: lobster! I’ve tried… I just can’t. It’s a texture thing. I love most other seafood though other than shellfish (ew). Mushrooms! like you with beets… I feel like I should like them. I’ve tried. I just can’t.


  5. No Corned Beef .. I do not even know you .. sigh .. what about Pastrami??????????

  6. AMEN! What is tat soi? And should I add it to my list? That green salad thing with just mayo makes me want to vomit and I’ve never even seen it. Same with the boiled dinner. WHY would anyone boil meat?!?

  7. Hehehhe. I consider myself to be pretty open about food, but I was surprised when I thought about it that there are quite a few things I do not like and won’t eat.

    I hate anything with lots of may. YUCK YUCK YUCK.
    I’m with you on offal (had a really bad incident with a crepe when I was in France) … but I also like foie gras (though I have some lingering ethical pangs about it).
    Pretty much any kind of cooked cabbage (including Brussel Sprouts!!!).
    Also, while I like nuts, I have issues about them appearing in cookies, for example. Do not like the hard in the midst of soft. I have texture issues.

    Venison, and most game meat, I know, it matters hugely how the hunter took care of it. My dad hunts and I like all of the meat he brings home, though it has a different flavor “profile” to it than “grown” meat.

    The grits thing cracks me up though … it’s like my BIL telling me he doesn’t like rice. hehe. It’s just so … bland. What’s not to like? Just a vehicle for cheese and sauce, right? Is it a texture thing??

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