Food Aversions


I cannot eat "strangers'" food

by ttoommyy 11 years ago

Unless I know a person very well, I cannot eat something homemade by someone who is just a passing acquaintance, a coworker, a friend of a friend, etc. My mother also "suffered' from this and my br...

Goat cheese haters?

by HelloTiffy 14 years ago

Hi everyone, first time poster. I was just curious about how many members find goat cheese (or maybe another food) completely, extremely, ridiculously horrible. I am a big fan of all kinds of fo...

Strange chemical on some restaurant/store food

by susieQ49 12 years ago

I have had this experience several times in my life. As I recall, it was usually on fish or fresh fruits and vegetables. My mom always told me that some restaurants and retail stores use a chemi...

What gives some red meats that horrific "smell/aftertaste"??

by cups123 13 years ago

Does anyone know what I am talking about? I don't eat lamb for the reason that is has that awful smell/aftertaste that lingers in your mouth. Sometimes when I buy beef, however, it has the exact sa...

Am I the only adult in America who doesn't like coffee?

by KaimukiMan 8 years ago

Growing up in the San Francisco area I remember crossing the bay bridge on foggy mornings with the smell of the Coffee Roasting Plant drifting up from under the bridge at the San Francisco end. Ri...

What Herb/Spice Do You Most Dislike?

Perilagu Khan
by Perilagu Khan 8 years ago

I'm pretty much a spiceophile. Rare is the spice I do not love. The strongest exception to this rule, however, is Mexican oregano. First tried it no more than a couple of years ago, and simply have...

I Don't Like Cheese - Am I Alone?

by Yaxpac 11 years ago

If I tell people that i don't like cheese they look at me like i am crazy. I can handle mozzarella on pizza or minimal amounts on a hero but that is it. I do not like any other cheese. In fact i...

Anyone else on Planet who doesn't like Fruit??

by Alice 20 years ago

I feel like an alien. I almost never desire fresh fruit (except, and this seems odd, I do enjoy most tropical fruits - mangos, et al. -- and, also, berries). Fruit juices and shakes and ice-cream ...

Food textures -- do they ick you out?

by Firegoat 13 years ago

I've always had an issue with food textures. Some I just can't outgrow. The problem is, some of the textures belong to foods so common that they totally limit my food cooking and tasting ability. ...

What Do These Foods Have in Common?

by ElsieDee 14 years ago

Walnuts Bananas Pineapple Red Wine (and Balsamic vinegar) Avocado (but only Hass) Goat's cheese Swiss, Gruyere, and Emmental cheeses Many yogurts Watermelon and Honeydew melons I ask bec...

Am I the only one who doesn't like...?

by Miri1 8 years ago

I confess. I don't like wine. Or beer. Or any alcoholic beverage. I'm certainly not against someone else drinking it, but I don't care for it. While its confession time, I also dob't care for a...

Foods that make you sick?

by mels88 12 years ago

I was just curious to see if there are any foods (not sure if that's an actual word...) out there that you guys have to avoid because they always/frequently make you feel sick. That's the whole poi...

What is it that really turns your stomach?

by hairylegshoolihan 6 years ago

I mean really makes you want to put down your fork and wretch? Is there anything that would interfere with your meal that much? Having had two kids ( Daddy side) I became like one of my aunt's w...

How high is your tolerance for messy food?

babette feasts
by babette feasts 6 years ago

On a scale of 1-10... I don't know, I think mine might be lower than I thought. Like maybe a 3. I can handle bread shards from my banh mi all over my lap and eat pizza, sushi and fries with m...

When it tastes like goat cheese, but isn't?

by tacosandbeer 6 years ago

Just got back from a lovely meal out, with one small hiccup. I ordered a tempura zucchini blossom that was supposed to be stuffed with ricotta, lemon zest and pine nuts. It was gorgeously presently...

What type(s) of cuisine are you just not interested in cooking?

by Njchicaa 6 years ago

I have to say that Asian and Indian cuisines just don't interest me. I've been out of COTM for years now b/c many of the months are Asian cookbooks (though not always). I'll happily try any E...

Bad names

by jessejames 8 years ago

Maybe just me but I have a hard time eating in a place called animal or bestia. Something about "gjelina" also annoys me. Honey, let's go to pink taco?? Anyone have a similar experience?

What type of cuisine do you NOT like?

Beach Chick
by Beach Chick 7 years ago

For me, it's Korean. Maybe I haven't had the right thing or dined at the right place. Bummer, since I really want to like it.

Things that don't necessarily agree with you, but you eat anyway ...?

by ipsedixit 14 years ago

Are there things that don't necessarily agree with you (gastronomically speaking, of course), but that you eat anyway simply because you like the way they taste? Sort of like, "I'll put up wit...