For me, I can't stand sweet potatoes. My husband hates liver. And my mom hates garlic (I know she's weird, lol).
Melon...of any kind. I think I can honestly say its the only food I absolutely refuse to eat.
For me..saffron. It tastes like a dirty, rusty penny to me. However, my friend Barbie makes the best paella cooked over an open fire when we go to the lake and somehow saffron is okay in that setting.
I can't sleep in the same house with cloves.
oysters (which i have tried and will gladly let you oyster lovers eat all of my allotment) and brains (which i have not tried but don't think i ever will). love mussels and clams. enjoyed tripe and liver. but no oysters or brains.
For me coriander, raw celery, green bell peppers and beets and my husband (the ONLY thing he doesn't like to my knowledge!) is sun-dried tomatoes. Needless, to say he is a dream to cook for...
Goat meat - the look, smell, color...
That was the first food that came to mind! I cannot brave bivalves or tripe, and avoid onions and garlic because I can't digest them. I'd probably have a hard time with those scorpion lollipops...
I gave those scorpion pops to my little cousins (from NYC and Aix-En-Provence) and there was much squealing and nose wrinkling, but then 2 out of 3 ate them!!
Beets taste like dirt to me. I've tried roasted, grated raw, pickled - just can't.
Trena, are jellyfish considered edible?
I love people's descriptions here of what they don't like - very funny.
I like pretty much anything if it's cooked properly.
p.s. Sorry, forgot: I hate lima beans
Pegreen, don't tell Trina, but I love ice cold jellyfish salad in the summer. I make this one:
Yes, jellyfish are edible, however the way that I had them served, barely. I see from Pegeen's post that she's had better luck, so perhaps I just had a bad experience. The one's that I had were salty and very chewy.
Lima beans and whipped cream (I hate them both, separately)
Raw tomatoes. I will eat them on a salad occasionally because I know they are good for me, but I swallow them as quickly as possible to get it over with.
Funny, Dona, I love beets because they taste "earthy" (like dirt?) and I will eat just about anything. I've even overcome my dislike of cilantro. But I avoid hazelnuts. Why? Because they taste like dirt to me! :-)
love beets for EXACTLY the same reason, the 'earthiness'
I neglected to mention that I can't sleep in the same house with beets, either.
Okra most certainly, I just cannot handle the sliminess,
I LOVE okra, partly for its amazing texture.
I've got more than one! I completely agree with Dona on the beets -- I don't like them because they taste like dirt smells. I don't care for goat cheese (in any form or blend). I also don't like bell peppers (in any color or preparation) -- and because they're juicy, they flavor anything they touch! I also don't care for organ meats (including foie gras). And, although I'll enjoy them in baked goods, I really dislike eggs (including the smell), no matter how they're prepared. Oh, and one more -- mushrooms.
I am not much on tentacles (though I love fried calamari RINGS) and I really dislike the flavor of rose.
And - I've said it before I'll say it again - NO CANNED CREAM OF ANYTHING SOUP. EVER.
Cilantro....it taste to me what i think Comet or Ajax would taste like....I know it sounds crazy!
AARGH, Abbie! I make a white chocolate-rose ice cream that is divine. To me, anyway.
@denise milke, the first time I tasted cilantro, I thought it tasted like gasoline. I've long since made peace with it, and frankly love it.
I hated cilantro too, but the more dishes I ate it in (Indian food, Latin food) the more I came to appreciate it. I think pretty much any taste can be acquired, but many don't want to go through the acquisition.
Tofu... And I've been a vegan for many years. I just can't get past the texture.
Avocado. Ew. Absolutely the only time I will eat it is hidden inside a sushi roll. Before you ask...Yes, I realize that's weird. And no way, I hate guacamole too. Yes, really.
I hate cabbage in any form, including Brussells Sprouts, and I especially hate black pepper. I don't understand why chefs insist that black pepper be put on everything.
Potatoes, in any form other than French-fried or chip.
I have to add in poultry gizzards, hearts, lungs...any chewy organ meat. Head cheese terrifies me. I can deal with liver, sweetbreads, tongue, gonads.
BTW, jellyfish remind me of chicken gristle. I can tie all my dislikes to early traumas...the curse of being the child of poor immigrants.
Well cooked chicken hearts are deliciously tender...like the oyster. They should never be chewy or "organy".
I'm totally with you on all of the above. The only exception is chicken livers, which I make into a heavenly mousse.
https://food52.com/recipes... I can't even think about head cheese. Tongue? Shivers.
Tongue reminds me of brisket. Similar tender texture.
Turnips. It's funny, I very much like the bitterness in lots of other vegetables but for me, turnips have no redeeming qualities.
I don't like cardamom much. It's one of those tastes I just don't get no matter how hard I try, I guess.
And then there's the national love-it-or-hate-it food: cilantro. I HATE cilantro!
Caraway seeds (seedless rye please!), nutmeg (a tiny tiny but goes a loooooong way and it seems overused to me), sweetbreads (texture), and I'm not a big fan of brains or tripe but I'd be willing to try them again. My husband hates mushrooms and anything that tastes "like dirt" (I love all that stuff), eggplant (I love it) and really stinky cheese (it tastes really bitter to him). Opposites attract...?
Beets and salmon but I eat everything else.
Peaches! Can't even stand the smell.
Not crazy about very many other stone fruits, either; plums, nectarines, etc.
As far as I am concerned, cilantro is an ungodly food :)
Goat cheese. I cannot fathom its popularity.