Pet Peeves

Go on, tell us what you hate. Confess your food-related pet peeves here and meet some Chowhounds who feel the same way. Commiseration is the name of the game.


by soniabegonia 9 years ago

I've heard so many people say marscapone (R on the first syllable, pone as 1 syllable) - countless times on the Food ...


BigG commented 5 days ago

Carded in our Mid 50s!

by LittleDowell 7 years ago

My husband and I (both in our mid-50s) went to a brand-new chain restaurant that just opened in Downingtown and order...


acgold7 commented 2 months ago

Yet another reason to leave hospitality!!

by ChefMikeinBurlington 2 months ago

It seems that every day there are more and more reasons to leave the hospitality industry. I give you exhibit "A", th...


acgold7 commented 2 months ago

Fake Crab Meat

by BARBARAMUR 6 months ago

Whoever invented fake or imitation crab meat obviously does not have a clue how crab meat taste. They should be mad...


benbenberi commented 2 months ago

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...and here's another reason to get rid of tipping!!

by ChefMikeinBurlington 2 months ago

It's almost as bad in Canada too, except of our higher minimum wages

Pickled Eggs!

by emily49 1 year ago

i don't get why there is a such thing because everybody i know thinks they are disgusting and same with people on You...


nofunlatte commented 2 months ago

Trader Joes... Please, just ring up my groceries.

by K2000 10 years ago

There's a new Trader Joes by my house (Queens) and I've been there 3 times now. I like their food just fine, but at t...


Miss415 commented 3 months ago

A patron walks in and puts his walking cane on the bar...

by gutreactions 5 months ago

I noticed he was having trouble walking when he came in, a knee problem he later divulged. So, he takes a place at th...


BiscuitBoy commented 4 months ago

Cooking Literacy

by Candy 6 months ago

This belongs on Table Talk: I am sure everyone has things that are like fingernails on a black board to them. One of ...


Texanbychoice commented 5 months ago

Customer comment cards: do you fill them out?

by gutreactions 8 months ago

They sometimes arrive with your check asking about your restaurant experience. Do you fill them out honestly, both go...


GH1618 commented 5 months ago

What happened to the Navigation Bar?

by masha 6 months ago

CH seems to have once again adopted some "new & improved" changes to the navigation bar that runs across of the top o...


masha commented 5 months ago

Our waiter places his palms flat on our table and says: 'Can I get you a cocktail?'

by gutreactions 6 months ago

His way of cozying up to us, I guess. Happened recently at a popular local restaurant. In the future, please keep you...


ferret commented 5 months ago

Does anyone else find this combo more than a little repulsive? Mayo + White Rice

by ipsedixit 6 years ago

Co-worker was eating this at lunch. Squirt bottle of Hellman's and a big bowl of what looked like converted whit...


chinjew commented 7 months ago

Thanksgiving Etiquette (rant alert)

by ssahls 9 months ago

1. RSVP. Teach your kids to RSVP 2. Don't come as a guest for 20 years and never offer to host. 3. Don't bring your...


CaliforniaJoseph commented 7 months ago


by Jambalaya 7 months ago

What's with the season on these things? Does anyone out there know why they seem to end almost exactly on Jan. 1. I...


pine time commented 7 months ago

Pet Peeves - The Elixir of LIfe

by sophocles 1 year ago

There hasn't been a post with pet peeves in title for maybe 9 years, so here goes. All the pet peeves on my mind invo...


therealdoctorlew commented 8 months ago

Cutting mango

by crn 1 year ago

I know how to cut a mango....but how can you tell what position the pit is in?


Querencia commented 8 months ago


by Jambalaya 8 months ago

What's with Clementines the last couple of years? When these first came out they were very easy to peel, small, very...


BeeRich commented 8 months ago

I hate peach fuzz

by ebchower 12 months ago

I can't remember the last time I ate a regular peach. I can't stand the fuzz and have always bought nectarines or ca...


BeeRich commented 8 months ago

Potholder Problem

by Deborah R. 1 year ago

This is going to sound trivial, but it really isn't. I can't seem to find truly heat-proof potholders anymore. I used...


Libranflight commented 9 months ago