6 hours ago
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Do you have a friend who says they "hate" everything? I am talking food here.
"Oh, I don't eat beets or Brussels sprouts". Well, have you ever tried them? Maybe when you were a kid you had a bad experience with a beet or a lima bean or a tiny, innocent pea.
Now that we are adults, it's time to try those things again that we thought we hated.
Since food is a big part of my life (you think?), I find it hard to be friends with a person who hates olives, nuts, blue cheese, avocados, anchovies, eggplant, artichokes, capers, raisins, mushrooms, most vegetables in general, & mayonnaise. GET OVER IT ALREADY.
I once dated a guy who proclaimed that he would never eat mayonnaise or salads of any kind. Ok, I am breaking up with you now.
For 20+ years, my husband was allergic to broccoli and most vegetables. Meat & potatoes were his faves. Since I became a food blogger (and he became an ADULT!), he now enjoys broccoli and almost every vegetable, once he learned that boiling them to mush is not the only way to serve them. Hallelujah. Mazel Tov.
I am not saying that we all have to like everything, but please, let's TRY the thing before we say we HATE it. HATE is a strong word. It's ok not to like something, but we HATE it, and WON'T try it? Come on now. Let's be brave.
I notice that many of my men friends don't like mushrooms, cucumbers, celery or beets. This seems to be a man thing. My brother and husband DESPISE funghi.
Sorry, no recipe to post today, just feel like ranting.
Tell us the thing you or your partner HATES (or THINKS they hate) to eat, and 2 random winners will win a bottle of my favorite FIG balsamic vinegar from Italy (no fig haters need apply).
By the way, I HATE bananas. I will not eat anything made with them or that has touched one, including banana bread.
Yes, I've tried them, the smell makes me sick and I gag thinking about them. That is the ONLY food I really HATE. I would try almost anything once.
Winners will be announced on Saturday. xo