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Just wondering, Whats that one food or spice that you hate or can't stand to eat?

For me, I can't stand sweet potatoes. My husband hates liver. And my mom hates garlic (I know she's weird, lol).

asked by Christina Marie Smith almost 3 years ago

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PieceOfLayerCake
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added almost 3 years ago

Melon...of any kind. I think I can honestly say its the only food I absolutely refuse to eat.

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Susan W
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added almost 3 years ago

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.

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added almost 3 years ago

I can't sleep in the same house with cloves.

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scruz
added almost 3 years ago

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.

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Claire Smith
added almost 3 years ago

Anything aniseed/fennel

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Garlic Fiend
added almost 3 years ago

And licorice-y!

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added almost 3 years ago

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...

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added almost 3 years ago

Goat meat - the look, smell, color...

Trena Heinrich
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added almost 3 years ago

Jellyfish.

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Windischgirl
added almost 3 years ago

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...

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added almost 3 years ago

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!!

Dona
added almost 3 years ago

Beets taste like dirt to me. I've tried roasted, grated raw, pickled - just can't.

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Pegeen
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added almost 3 years ago

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.

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Pegeen
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added almost 3 years ago

p.s. Sorry, forgot: I hate lima beans

Susan W
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added almost 3 years ago

Pegreen, don't tell Trina, but I love ice cold jellyfish salad in the summer. I make this one:
http://redcook.net/2012...

Trena Heinrich
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added almost 3 years ago

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.

TobiT
added almost 3 years ago

Lima beans and whipped cream (I hate them both, separately)

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ktr
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added almost 3 years ago

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.

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cookbookchick
added almost 3 years ago

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! :-)

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Panfusine
added almost 3 years ago

love beets for EXACTLY the same reason, the 'earthiness'

boulangere
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added almost 3 years ago

I neglected to mention that I can't sleep in the same house with beets, either.

Panfusine
added almost 3 years ago

Okra most certainly, I just cannot handle the sliminess,

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keg72
added almost 3 years ago

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.

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aargersi
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added almost 3 years ago

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.

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denise milke
added almost 3 years ago

Cilantro....it taste to me what i think Comet or Ajax would taste like....I know it sounds crazy!

boulangere
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added almost 3 years ago

AARGH, Abbie! I make a white chocolate-rose ice cream that is divine. To me, anyway.

boulangere
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added almost 3 years ago

@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.

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added almost 3 years ago

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.

dotparker
added almost 3 years ago

Tofu... And I've been a vegan for many years. I just can't get past the texture.

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Stephanie
added almost 3 years ago

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.

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Jean Pitts
added almost 3 years ago

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.

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Exbruxelles
added almost 3 years ago

Potatoes, in any form other than French-fried or chip.

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Windischgirl
added almost 3 years ago

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.

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PieceOfLayerCake
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added almost 3 years ago

Well cooked chicken hearts are deliciously tender...like the oyster. They should never be chewy or "organy".

boulangere
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added almost 3 years ago

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.

Windischgirl
added almost 3 years ago

Tongue reminds me of brisket. Similar tender texture.

Kristen W.
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added almost 3 years ago

Turnips. It's funny, I very much like the bitterness in lots of other vegetables but for me, turnips have no redeeming qualities.

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Valentina Solfrini
added almost 3 years ago

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!

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MTMitchell
added almost 3 years ago

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...?

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Tony S
added almost 3 years ago

Beets and salmon but I eat everything else.

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SilverSage
added almost 3 years ago

Peaches! Can't even stand the smell.
Not crazy about very many other stone fruits, either; plums, nectarines, etc.

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added almost 3 years ago

As far as I am concerned, cilantro is an ungodly food :)

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added almost 3 years ago

Cumin

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Susan
added almost 3 years ago

Goat cheese. I cannot fathom its popularity.

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