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Today: Food52ers on foods they love, hate, and love to hate.
"You like potato and I like potahto. You like tomato and I like tomahto," Ella Fitzgerald sings in her rather food-studded duet, "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off." While Fitzgerald's song ends in a compromise (there's lobster), it hints at the real divide eating can create. Everyone has their own food aversions, but there are some foods it seems people either love or hate.
Cilantro's a seemingly innocent herb, but it's as polarizing as north and south. Pickles cause quite a conundrum (or, you know, a pickle). Okra's slimy texture is too much for some to bear. The like-dislike balancing act is especially apparent when cooking for guests—it's not just your stomach on the line. Over on the Hotline, SKK wants to know what polarizing foods we all stay away from when entertaining. Whether it's to avoid offending your guests or having to let them go hungry—and, who knows which would be worse. One thing's clear: Eating habits are as tightly held as potatoes and potahtoes.
Vegetables, kind of a big dill
Surf and turf
Some like it plain
Fruit's not always peachy
What foods do you absolutely love or hate? Tell us in the comments below!