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.

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Follow-up to Bad Tuna Post

by Purple_Rose 1 year ago

I know I vowed never to buy or eat tuna again. But, I was dying for macaroni salad. And you can’t have macaroni salad without tuna. (At least, I can’t) So, with trepidation, I bought a can of Stark...

Sneeze on hands, then empty dishwasher?

by boaviagem 1 year ago

Saw it this morning. Step 1 - sneeze on hands. Step 2 - empty dishwasher. Like I am already paranoid hypochondriac worried enough, now this?

Tuna Fish Lack of Quality

by Purple_Rose 1 year ago

I have been buying Bumble Bee Solid White Albacore Tuna for years. And the quality was wonderful. It was just like chicken breast meat. But, lately, the tuna has been wretchedly, disgusting and nas...

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

by ipsedixit 9 years ago

Co-worker was eating this at lunch. Squirt bottle of Hellman's and a big bowl of what looked like converted white rice. Squirt, mix, repeat, then eat. I don't know about you, but just the ...

What one ingredient makes you immediately avoid a recipe?

by BethNH 2 years ago

I don't consider myself a picky eater but there are a handful of foods I avoid at all cost. When I'm reading through recipes I notice that if I see one of these foods I will immediately skip to th...

Dinner guest peeve

by lafarrell 7 years ago

I hosted Easter yesterday for about 15. A few days ago, an invited guest asked if she could bring her grown daughter with her (as well as her two young sons who were already coming). I agreed with ...

They say it's "Beef"?

by shejwang 4 years ago

I need some help here. A Szechuan restaurant here in San Jose has a dish with a delicious flavor called "Beef Stew". I don't know enough about meat cuts to know WHAT it is, but I've never had be...

Uninvited guest

by Rascal1 1 year ago

We are having an informal party and my fairly new SIL has grown daughters who she always assumes is invited to everything our side of the family does so she invited one of them to our party. We ar...


by soniabegonia 12 years ago

I've heard so many people say marscapone (R on the first syllable, pone as 1 syllable) - countless times on the Food Network, where you'd think they'd know better. It's MAS-CAR-PO-NE. It's not th...

Surge in Spam

by masha 1 year ago

Mods, I am sure you've noticed the recent surge in spam posts, mainly relating to supposed health & wellness topics. You've been taking them down almost as quickly as they appear but is there anyt...

Rachael Ray

by KathyReam 1 year ago

I agree she is so bother some when she talks over her guests. Esp when it's medical info. I don't really care what her brother or mother etc. does. She should watch her show to see how rude she is.

Unctuous doesn't mean what you think it does

by Chatsworth 1 year ago

Too many people seem to think that unctuous means rich and tasty with a wonderful mouth feel (whatever that is). It actually means greasy, not really how I want my food to be. Anyone else have ...

Chili: It indeed has beans!!!

by whm1974 1 year ago

Despite what many Texas may claim, beans have has been part the popular stew famously known as Chili. And always have since the dish was actually invented by the Native Americans who live in the ar...

Winter scurvy

by fionasit 1 year ago

Seasonal fruit and veg are not available here in the Midwest. Once in awhile I see a lovely color on a vegetable and then I buy it. For the most part frozen veg, limited fruits are consumed. This r...

Photos of food and restaurants

by LadyofTexas 2 years ago

I have noticed reviews of restaurants and specific dishes with accompanying photos. Often the photos are nauseating--half-eaten tacos, or a pile of pasta, or (ugh!) an unidentified drink that is g...

Cleaning grill

by 1Majikk1 1 year ago

You clean the grill grates because all that charred burnt on hook is just nasty. You don't have to be a compulsive cleaner, you just have to be sanitary.

Is “foodie” a pejorative term, complimentary, or both?

by kelvin_of_ranard 2 years ago

I generally regard “foodie” to be a pejorative versus complimentary term, unless the intent is manifestly positive. I accept that having particular “tastes” in food or dress may be unusual to some...

Pepperidge Farm “Tahoe” White Chocolate Macadamia Cookies

by Taralli 1 year ago

Been buying these cookies for a while from more than one store, but recently noticed a big change. White chocolate bits have become milk/dark chocolate bits, showing through on bottom of cookies. ...

First do no harm

by Hawashingtonian 2 years ago

Just saw this last night. One of the most painful things I've read. Here's a preview: "My landlord needed to fix the sink handle or something and asked if I had a knife, then proceeded to grab m...

Is Grocery Store Etiquette Dead?

by kelvin_of_ranard 2 years ago

When the butcher asked “who’s next?”, I turned to the man standing next to me and asked him. When the young woman obliviously blocks the aisle with her shopping cart and case of cheap beer, I sa...