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Andrew / October 4, 2006 12:43 AM

Question courtesy of Joe.

I tried natto once. Never again.

Steve / October 4, 2006 1:15 AM

I dunno -- what have you got?

Baldeesh / October 4, 2006 1:31 AM

Cut up and attempted to eat a raw mango once.

I took one bite and was incredibly freaked out by the texture.

Andrew, that natto does not look anywhere near appetizing. It makes me think of another japanese word...

maardvark / October 4, 2006 3:02 AM

I was in Poland once at this conference, and at the first night's dinner, we were presented with, as a main dish, essentially liver stew that had been gelatinized and then chilled, formed into a jelloey lardy liver-and-cabbagy cube. Most revolting meal ever.

I happily ate haggis in Scotland, so it's not like I'm picky.

Second place: Lutefisk sounds thoroughly revolting.

Third place: beets, in any form.

pat / October 4, 2006 6:39 AM

the unholy union of eggs and partially hydrogenated vegetable oil:


Like Steve Dahl, I just try to skip that aisle in the store, because the site of it freaks me out.

Justin / October 4, 2006 7:13 AM

Animal products.

Brian / October 4, 2006 7:19 AM

(I see a theme emerging...)

It's not that I don't like seafood at all, just very picky about it.

Lori / October 4, 2006 7:46 AM

those icky, clear glass noodles.

Blooper / October 4, 2006 8:00 AM


Marc / October 4, 2006 8:09 AM

Meats. And more recently: gelatin. Do other vegetarians (not vegans) eat gelatin?

Also jellyfish. Even when I ate meat, that shit grossed me out.

mike-ts / October 4, 2006 8:18 AM

Brussels sprouts. I don't want anything that looks like a scrotum on my plate to eat, sorry. Blech.

Sarah / October 4, 2006 8:21 AM

Squid, octopi, anything with tentactles. Fish with the head on. Fish with the skin still on. Exceptions: calamari,when it's fried and cut in rings and absolutely not the baby squid variety.

Oddly enough I have more problems with fried chicken (which has joints and bones and such that sometimes gross me out) than with eel, which is unusual in its consistency but which is buttery and delicious.

I go through phases where all meat grosses me out.

J / October 4, 2006 8:23 AM

Dill is the devil's... spice? Whatever dill is, it's nasty.

michelle / October 4, 2006 8:26 AM

mustard. black licorice. those are the two major common foods i wont touch. I'm sure there are tons of less common foods (like haggus and tripe) that I will never come close to eating. This makes me sound picky, but i swear I'm not.

Shasta MacNasty / October 4, 2006 8:30 AM

Sesame seeds--allergic
"Mannish Water"--A Jamaican soup where if you dip the laddle down too far in the pot, you WILL get some poor animals genitals or eyes.

There are a whole host of other things that I find so revolting I can't mention them.

Tyler / October 4, 2006 8:35 AM

I'm the world's pickiest eater. Here's the short list:

macaroni & cheese, mushrooms, pork chops, lima beans, potatoes (in every form except for french fries), crabs, fish, eggs, sushi, nuts, hot dogs (sorry, chicago), casseroles (too much stuff!), cheesecake.

My friends think it's weird that I love scrapple. I think it makes sense.

susan / October 4, 2006 8:45 AM

Capers. But I try them every year to see if I still dislike them.

Lody / October 4, 2006 8:45 AM

onions (except for onion rings)
green peppers (or any kind of pepper)
fish (pretty much all kinds)

sarah / October 4, 2006 8:48 AM

marc--i'm a vegetarian and do not eat gelatin. i'm pissed that noone ever told me that it's made of HOOF. fucking disgusting.

other than the nothing-with-a-face rule (vegetarianism), i cannot bear either mushrooms or hazelnuts. i know, hazelnuts are a weird food to hate, but even the slightest hint of them makes me queasy.

Kevin / October 4, 2006 8:49 AM

No brains or tripe.

Tobermory / October 4, 2006 8:55 AM

No organ meats
Anything with tenticles
Head cheese
Anything I've had as a pet

If I had made this list when I was 7 it would have been much, much longer. In fact it would have been easier to list what I would eat.

rebecca / October 4, 2006 8:57 AM

durian fruit and goat cheese

paul / October 4, 2006 8:57 AM

Anything but corned beef hash and canned meat products (especially deviled ham). And natto. And those chips made with the fake fat that loosens up your digestive system.

I really will try anything else, and probably have.

I like to think my choices as to what I eat with what is a sophisticated palate. People see me pick the slices of tomato off sandwiches and think I don't like tomatoes. I love tomatoes, but when they're at the peak of season in a caprese salad, not when they've spent most of their lives in a truck and now lie, so cold that they're nearly frozen, on my club sandwich.

staci / October 4, 2006 8:57 AM

I'm very picky about meat. I DO NOT eat meat off the bone. Definitely no buffalo wings. My friends make fun of me for this. But it grosses me out and I can't do it. I also don't like steak and am very picky about bacon. I really should be a vegetarian because I have problems with chicken, too.

Alison / October 4, 2006 9:07 AM


Actually, I hate cabbage in just about any form.

Carrie / October 4, 2006 9:15 AM

First, even when I ate meat I wouldn't eat it.

Second, now that I don't eat meat, I really, really won't try it.

What is it?
Spam. gaaaw ick.
It's slimy and have you ever read the ingredients? Blech.

p / October 4, 2006 9:17 AM

I also pass on capers. I more aggressively pass on green olives. Stay away from me green olives or we can HAVE trouble. And somewhere a swede is crying from all this lutefish bashment. But not me- I'm stoic due to being swedish.

Hal / October 4, 2006 9:17 AM

* Tomatoes which are still identifiable as such (i.e. raw, stewed). Ketchup, salsa, marianara are cool.
* Octopus
* Buffalo wings - not for the bone issue, but that they're just seasoned masses of chicken skin. blech.

p / October 4, 2006 9:19 AM

lutefisk (as in carlton not babble). All apologies.

cliff / October 4, 2006 9:19 AM

I avoid any organ that filters blood (liver, kidneys) and Ikura sushi. Brains, tripe, chitlins, haggis? Bring 'em on!

I had a gf whose mother was a first Gen Thai immigrant, and everything she made was awesome. Except this one soup. Looked like swamp water. Smelled like a sewer. Tasted like ass. I tried two spoonfuls. I gagged on both.

Maybe we should have a GB Natto eating contest...

amanda / October 4, 2006 9:22 AM

olives. ewwwww....

That's really the only food that is frequently found in my life that I won't touch. so gross. Olive oil is usually okay, but sometimes I can taste the olive flavor and it grosses me out a little.

Emily / October 4, 2006 9:22 AM

Back bacon (make sure that if you order a blt in the UK that the bacon is 'streaky bacon' if not, you're getting an flt...fat, lettuce & tomato....grossers). Donner kebobs (totally thought it was gonna be a delicious 'Sammy'sesque' gyro....boy was I wrong). Bell peppers (allergy).

But yeah, haggis, not too bad. Tyler, that is awesome that you brought up scrapple!!!

Avril2080 / October 4, 2006 9:23 AM

Chitterlings - can't stand the smell of them.

Watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew & apples. Yuck!

Escargot was pretty nasty too.

Nick / October 4, 2006 9:26 AM

I have always refused to eat cereal with milk in it. Even now as an adult, if I tell someone that I prefer to eat my cereal dry I get asked why like it is the most unusual thing in the world.

pat / October 4, 2006 9:27 AM

I forgot to add...

all seafood. Don't know why, but in any time i've tried it, it just grosses me out.

almond slivers. can't stand when they get littered on coffee cakes and donuts. I swear i got a papercut on my esophagus eating one.

and almond sliver's second cousin marzipan... Isn't there a commandment against eating graven images?

lara / October 4, 2006 9:27 AM

land and air animals...i'm a pescatarian. beyond that, not much. i have some problems with 'bouncy fish',..squid, eel, octopus, but i actively work on that.

gelatin--hell no.

the vegetable kingdom is amazing...i have been greatly expanding my palate via a csa and often exotic veggies every week!

i must admit, i am intrigued by natto--sign me up for the contest.

jen / October 4, 2006 9:27 AM

mushrooms. i still try them every once in awhile because i genuinely want to like them. but i can't get past the texture.

raw tomatoes. don't mind cooked tomatoes and i love sundried, but no-go on the raw stuff.

cilantro. patooey.

and any meat on/with bones.

michele / October 4, 2006 9:29 AM

A couple of years ago, I was in China and at a formal dinner we were served a whole, fried pigeon in a basket. Whole meaning the head was still on. Now pigeons to me are flying rats, they are nasty, nasty things but it would have been considered impolite not to try a bite so I did. Almost hurled.

And I dislike lima beans and liver too. Blech.

Suzanne / October 4, 2006 9:35 AM

Grapefruit, a.k.a pure evil. I also hate anything grapefruit flavoured or scented.

Thoese buttered popcorn Jelly Belly jelly beans are also absolutely freaking disgusting.

Brandy / October 4, 2006 9:37 AM

I've delevoped a tiresome shellfish allergy. So no aquatic invertebrates.

Don't like onions, cause burping for hours afterwards ain't worth it.

Eggplant and zucchini. The spongy texture makes me shudder.

Your Mom / October 4, 2006 9:40 AM


van moxie / October 4, 2006 9:44 AM

Now that I'm doing the vegan thing, that part of what I won't eat is obvious.

In addition, I despise cilantro - tastes likle soap. Cantaloupe and honeydew are disgusting and affect everything around them, and in fruit salad their presence just means you're giving me less of the good stuff.

In general, I'll try anything once, and some things I try several times over the course of years to see if my tastes change. I have dislikes, but nothing dramatic. I'm working on controlling my anger when confronted with Seriously Picky Eaters, like my brother-in-law. It shouldn't get me all riled up like it does.

Andy / October 4, 2006 9:44 AM

Anything from McDonalds. Not only because they're an evil corporation, but because their food contains an ABSURD amount of TRANS FAT.

-m / October 4, 2006 9:46 AM

Warm fruit. I hate the entire concept of warmed fruit. Bleh.

However, I will eat a 1/2 lb. of fried chicken livers from Brown's with glee.

kate / October 4, 2006 10:22 AM

Refuse to eat:
Cucumbers (the mere smell makes me - quite literally - vomit)
Melon (no I don't want to smell your super yummy cucumber melon lotion)
Peas (ick)

Eat every so often to confirm that I still don't like:

roderick / October 4, 2006 10:22 AM

I can't believe that there are this many people who have as many, or more, food aversions than my fiancee. Now I'll stop making her feel so bad.

I will try anything once. Being filipino, my parents always had some dish my caucasian friends found to be horrifying. Fish with the heads on (and my mom happily sucking on the eyes), blood soup, spam, corned beed from the can with onions mixed with rice, tripe, and other goodies.

I've never had haggis, but some of you make it sound so good. Can I get it anywhere in Chicago?

JB / October 4, 2006 10:22 AM

I, too, am a veggie who, despite my former love of Jello-shots, wouldn't even consider eating that boiled hoof-and-bone mess they so nicely call "gelatin." Marc--be sure to check all of your vitamins and medicines; even if they're not in gelcaps, sometimes you still find it in there as a binding agent.

Aside from that, I think the only thing I'd be REALLY hesitant to try would be Pruno.

Felix / October 4, 2006 10:34 AM


Or anything that costs more than $5.

jgs / October 4, 2006 10:36 AM

Susan and p-- sounds like you've both got pretty bad Capers Block.

Eamon / October 4, 2006 10:45 AM

I'm with maardvark: beets are made of poison.

I have many, many rules when it comes to food, but primarily it's a matter of texture.

tony / October 4, 2006 10:52 AM

Suzanne -- agreed on the buttered popcorn Jelly Bellies. Uggh.

Roderick -- you neglected to mention balut. I'm just glad my parents don't eat it. I'll take Spam any day.

Emily / October 4, 2006 10:52 AM

Roderick: try the Duke of Perth in Lakeview. I'm not sure if they have haggis all the time but surely on Burns' Day.

sky / October 4, 2006 10:53 AM

Anything in the melon family. Grapefruit. Peas. Cucumbers. Salmon. Tuna. Sushi. Brussel Sprouts to this day make me gag. Microwaved Vegetables that come in the bag. Lima Beans.
I tried Haggis when in Scotland and it wasn't horrible but it just looks so nasty.

leah / October 4, 2006 10:54 AM

ha ha jgs--good one.

fruit is totally sick to me.

and chihuahua cheese.

sick. won't do it.

emyduck / October 4, 2006 10:58 AM

i'm not really that picky, i'll try anything once, and sometimes twice and thrice just to make sure. i am a big fan of food.

however, i am not a fan of:
-black licorice (flavor)
-shredded coconut (texture)

Vegan Level 5 / October 4, 2006 10:59 AM

I won't eat anything that casts a shadow.

annie / October 4, 2006 11:04 AM

I won't eat anything that swims, and I mean anything (wink wink).

Andrew / October 4, 2006 11:11 AM

Sarah@8:48 - Could it be you're allergic to hazlenuts?

Actually, I wonder if a few of these aren't allergies, at least the ones where vomiting is induced.

As for haggis, it just so happens that the only US manufacturer of haggis is in the suburbs. Not sure where you can get it, though.

jen / October 4, 2006 11:12 AM

holy crap there are some picky-ass people out there!!

i'm in the "try everything once" category. but even that's only been going on since about college...
the only things i don't eat these days are rubbery cheese and eggs (i eat eggs IN things, just not by themselves).
i also generally avoid:
olives, oranges (don't like the membrane-y texture - i do drink OJ), pork/ham (yet like bacon and sausage), green peppers... yeah, i think that's it.

mike / October 4, 2006 11:14 AM


brussels sprouts

Barbara Bush's pussy

karen / October 4, 2006 11:27 AM

Turkey and Sushi...

Both sent me to the hospital.

Alas, I did lose a ton of weight expelling these items from my gullet.

MARK / October 4, 2006 11:31 AM


staci / October 4, 2006 11:31 AM

I also don't like beets or brussel sprouts.

bensch / October 4, 2006 11:31 AM

Baby corn.

Flynn / October 4, 2006 11:41 AM

Since I suggested it, I suppose I should fess up to my eating quirks. I basically have two no-no's: certain consistencies and spicy foods.

Consistency: mayo, cottage cheese, sour cream, potato/egg salad, even flan can get me queasy if I think too much about it

Spicy: horseradish, wasabi, chipotle (the spice, not the place),jalapeno, curry (if hot), etc.

And for some reason, the smell of donuts makes me nauseated as well.

bill / October 4, 2006 11:41 AM

water chestnuts. its a texture thing.

kate / October 4, 2006 11:45 AM

Cottage cheese & sour cream as well.

I'm just not a big fan of gobs of goopy white stuff in my mouth. *ahem*

I also refuse to drink milk. HATE it!

Nicole / October 4, 2006 11:45 AM

Mmmm, reading other people's lists are making me hungry. I like most food. To echo a few others, brussel sprouts are disgusting though. Every year I try mussels again, but the consistency is just not right. And I love squid and octopus, but mussels are just wack.

leah / October 4, 2006 11:46 AM


Marzipan makes me effing yack.

Just thinking about it makes me feel a little pukey.

Marilyn / October 4, 2006 12:14 PM

Ditto on the popcorn Jelly Bellies and marzipan. Also sake. I've tried to like it, but I don't. Don't like Twizzlers either.

Prefer not to eat insects, but I would if I needed them to survive.

After those items, I'm omnivorous.

Dunl / October 4, 2006 12:33 PM

Meat. Including fish. And insects, bugs. And anything derived from meat, insofar as practicable.

Bill V / October 4, 2006 12:38 PM

Cooked spinach, I don't care for bugs much either.

missmolly / October 4, 2006 12:47 PM

pickels (they are cucumbers soaked in evil)
any kind of jelly - jam, preserves are fine, jelly is gross.

and pretty much anything else that steve tries.

Allan / October 4, 2006 12:57 PM

Shrimp makes me want to vomit but this was not always the case...let me explain.

My sisters husband is a marine biologist and during a family dinner outing I ordered fried shrimp as an appetizer we could all share. He proceeded to explain in great detail how shrimp were essentially "sea roaches". I have a deep hatred of roaches as my first Chicago apartment was literally infested and they would fall from the ceiling into my food. When the giant platter of shrimp came no one touched them. Prior to this I absolutely loved shrimp.

fluffy / October 4, 2006 1:05 PM

all red meat, pork, chicken, celery, raw onions (unless sliced thinly in a sandwhich or veggie burger), brussel sprouts, bell peppers, and I don't really eat any fried, breaded foods, fast food, or 'fake' food like fake crab meat and such. And nothing microwaveable.

I like simple, fresh stuff - I like to recognize most of the ingredients.

printdude / October 4, 2006 1:11 PM

There are only 3 things I won't eat:

Beets, Three Bean Salad + Macaroni Salad.

Emerson Dameron / October 4, 2006 1:36 PM

Glue, cardboard, airplanes, ashes, bottlecaps, seashells... the list goes on.

obrien / October 4, 2006 1:51 PM

i second water chestnuts. and add raw cauliflower.

Mo / October 4, 2006 2:06 PM

water chestnuts, beets, liver, sashimi, and I second the idea that cilantro = soap. Also, since I lack the enzyme to digest both lactose and alcohol, I try to avoid stuff with unfermented milk (I can eat cheese and yogurt) and alcohol, like bourbon balls and such. And of course, I don't drink either.

Haggis is delicious... I've had both the lamb haggis and a vegetarian version made of oats and soy. It's rarely served in the stomach now in Scotland, just piled on your plate, like loose sausage. And while everyone is entitled to like what they like, I'm extremely surprised by the folks who don't like fruit!

I lovelovelove brussel sprouts. And kate and others who hate the texture of coconut, Steve Almond described coconut in his book Candy Freak as having the texture of cuticles. ewwww.

DIno / October 4, 2006 2:10 PM

The national food of Australia...Vegemite. I'll stick with peanut butter.

Erica / October 4, 2006 2:19 PM

I'm very experimental and will try anything once. Things that I'm not that into:

Unagi sushi (or anything raw eel-related).
Scorpion (Only if I'm starving in the desert, otherwise, no thanks)
Fennel seed (gag)
I can't even stand the smell of Southern Comfort

I don't understand the whole caviar thing, either. My husband and I tried it once on a cracker at some fancy party and it made us gag.

kate / October 4, 2006 2:25 PM

Which reminds me -

What do Michael Jackson and caviar have in common?

They both come on little crackers.


i'm sorry everyone, it's been a slow work day.

Baldeesh / October 4, 2006 2:41 PM

Anchovies. I've never tried, them, never will. Worked at a pizza place, and one of my managers said something to the effect of, "Gross, those look like eyebrows."

emdub / October 4, 2006 3:04 PM

Purple grapes, grapejuice, "grape"flavor, etc. Green grapes and wine is fine.

Root beer. blech!

I convinced my younger brother and sister that grape and root beer flavor was the devil. That worked fine till a few years later, then I had to tolerate their nasty Grape Hubba Bubba breaths.

p.s. Brussels sprouts, eggs other than scrambled, egg salad, most mayo based salads all are "the naz".

Allan / October 4, 2006 4:01 PM

I just fell in love with kate. Will you teach me to hate the same consumables as you?

Jay / October 4, 2006 4:04 PM

I've tried everything from scorpion to buffalo and the only things i can't stomach are oysters (can't believe they haven't been mentioned yet) and shrimp sushi.

and hairy pussy.


kate / October 4, 2006 4:18 PM

Allan, I'd be glad to share my food hatred with you.

...provided you don't slosh around in piss boots.

Your Mom / October 4, 2006 4:33 PM

Boogers ... okay, maybe every once in a while.

Allan / October 4, 2006 4:53 PM

All these rules!

vit / October 4, 2006 5:07 PM

you people are picky!

I'll try pretty much anything once and like most foods that I've tried but here it goes.

Eggplant -- I try it about once a year because I don't understand why I don't like it, but I don't.

Grits -trying them once was enough ... eww.

Oh, and I love most all seafood and black licorice (not together though).

I understand having some food likes and dislikes, but some people (here and elsewhere) have elevated their finicky behavior to what seems to be a bit pathological end of things, what really sucks is when you find yourself attempting to dine out with these sorts.

Josh / October 4, 2006 5:26 PM

I cannot eat mashed potatoes or tomatoes because of the texture. The flavor is fine, it just feels too weird inside my mouth. Cottage cheese too.

Most seafood and Indian food is out of the question as well.

Yes, some of these posts make my mouth water. Mushrooms, onions, cilantro, pesto, water chestnuts. Yummy!

K / October 4, 2006 5:33 PM

I highly recommend getting a little sloshed with friends and daring each other to eat those Harry Potter every flavor jellybeans. Jelly Belly actually makes them. Jelly beans are kind of gross but add dirt and booger flavor and somehow they're elevated to a whole new utterly fascinating level of disgusting. The "flavors" are highly accurate. And don't pretend like you don't know what a booger tastes like (or that you don't read Harry Potter). Even with a vomit flavor in the bunch, butter popcorn is totally the worst one. Hours of gross out fun guaranteed - you must dumb yourself down with the booze first though or you'll never do it. The alcohol also helps to burn the sardine flavor off your tongue.

carrie / October 4, 2006 5:34 PM

Thank you to all the eggplant, mushroom, mashed potato, brussel sprout, and beets non-eaters... It just means there's more for me. :) YUMMERS

jared / October 4, 2006 5:36 PM

My most hated food adversaries are beets and brussels sprouts. I've really tried to eat beets too, but no matter how they've been prepared, I literally cannot stomach the vile, bloody taste of them.

When I was in school, I did a medical study for extra cash. The food was not plentiful, so I never felt satiated in the three weeks I was there. I stalked the meal cart when it was being prepared much like a leopard stalks a gazelle. One day when I was acutely hungry, beets were served. Desperate, I salted, peppered, and sauced them hoping to disguise the nauseating taste. After one bite, I gave up.

Hungry and depressed, I returned to my bunk, curled up and slept until the evening snack. It consisted of the two most wonderful graham crackers and the most scruptious apple juice any man has ever known. The experience definitely made me appreciate every meal that fortune has granted me since. It has not however enabled me to appreciate beets.

bensch / October 4, 2006 6:19 PM

For all you cilantro haters.

J / October 4, 2006 6:37 PM

K - I did that once years ago. We had a bag of those Harry Potter jelly beans, and had a blast for a good few hours daring each other to eat one. The vomit & sardines were tried last. They are all, from earwax to dirt, as accurate as my imagination allowed.

waleeta / October 4, 2006 7:53 PM

Sushi. Sushi. Sushi.

Cockroaches to get in front of the Great Ameria lines.

sarah at 8:48 / October 4, 2006 9:41 PM


i have suspected that my aversion to both mushrooms and hazelnuts could be an indication of an allergy. once in france i was pretty much forced to eat mushrooms though, and i didn't die or anything.

i do sometimes wonder of allergies are behind most of our violent reactions against particular foods?

Spook / October 4, 2006 9:41 PM

I don't know, but Its got to be a pretty dark day in Gotham for me to drink a Bud Lite!

maardvark / October 4, 2006 10:05 PM

On the theory about allergies:

I have a friend who hates Budweiser. For years and years, she simply thought she hated it. Turns out, however, that her body was actually reacting against it: she's allergic to beechwood (as in "beechwood aged").

On the other hand, it's not all that surprising that she (or anyone else) would hate Budweiser.

flaxxon / October 4, 2006 10:14 PM

Head Cheese and Worm Cheese. I saw it once on a TV show and its Cheese that has either small worms or maggots crawling around in it. And most vermin. Although I think Rabbit and Squirrel could be good in a stew.

peanut / October 4, 2006 10:17 PM

water chestnuts not only disgust me, they piss me off. they taste like crunchy nothingness and claim an unfair amount of volume on my plate. and i'm pretty sure baby corn is used to puncture eardrums somewhere.

somehow i discovered at the age of nine an allergy to carob malt balls. an easy thing to avoid, fortunately.

daruma / October 4, 2006 10:53 PM

Cilantro for sure.
I'm surprised by how many people listed beets.
Also - condiments.
Make mine plain please!

Spook / October 4, 2006 10:56 PM

On the theory about allergies:


But the thing is, I heard that Budweiser brewed in Germany is actually a good beer in Germany!

Just like when I went to
Curacao- a former Dutch Colony- Amstel( its just plain Amstel, no lite) over there kicked ass. Over here, well its better than Bud lite, but still, its pretty bad

Finally, do you think you're friend would be precluded from drinking at the Beechwood Inn in Wicker Park? Its the only bar in Wicker Park that yuppies don't go

Leelah / October 4, 2006 11:10 PM

I'm a non-gelatin eating vegetarian, but I'd probably rather eat meat than peppers, onions, cilantro (HILARIOUS web site!) ...and beer.

I love olives...

ang / October 4, 2006 11:20 PM

oysters are the only food I literally cannot eat. I have had them fried and raw, and have been sick both times, so I'm done with that particular foray.

Thomas / October 5, 2006 12:03 AM

I will go nowhere near date nut bread/muffins, and absolutely can't stand meatloaf. Its just not good!

tim / October 5, 2006 12:42 AM

Cottage cheese and applesauce shall never cross my lips.

emyduck / October 5, 2006 9:47 AM

oh, i forgot: i will not eat green bean casserole. the one with the fried onions and the campbell's soup? egh. and it seems to be at every holiday meal. give me brussel sprouts or beets instead! yum!

charlie D / October 5, 2006 10:17 AM


My hat....

Blagg the Axman / October 5, 2006 10:33 AM

Never shall I eat of man-flesh. I swore an oath, and would sooner die.

s / October 5, 2006 10:40 AM

Beets are VILE. i am glad other people hate them as much as i do. i make a horrified and nauseated face when i eat them, which has been dubbed by my BF "the beet face."

goat cheese has a nasty aftertaste I can't get behind.

here's some information about food allergy cross-reactivity:
turns out people allergic to ragweed can become easily allergic to melon. could that explain all the melon hating around here?

i also will never, ever again eat fried chicken livers or sweetbreads. blaaarrrrffff...

Mike / October 5, 2006 10:40 AM

I totally wanna try foie gras now!

kate / October 5, 2006 10:47 AM

s - I have no idea what that chart means, but my hatred of melon led me to columns that had "cocksfoot" and "goose-foot" in them.

Silly science, makin' me laugh... because I don't get it.

shermann6 / October 5, 2006 11:39 AM

Miso soup.

Yuck....I let it sit there and check back 5 minutes later and it magically separates in to 2 floating globules of liquid that obvioulsy do not want to be together in the same bowl. I can't imagine what happens when it is in your stomach. I'll pass.

gate / October 5, 2006 11:46 AM

I will not eat a $100 caviar topped pizza. I'd rather eat a $5 burrito and burn the other $95 in front of a homeless person.

Flynn / October 5, 2006 11:58 AM

Can't believe I forgot it.


Spook / October 5, 2006 2:07 PM

Blagg in the immortal words of Dr. Hannibal Lecter "never say never"

rev dave / October 5, 2006 6:19 PM

goddamned pine nuts. They're everywhere!

Nick / October 5, 2006 7:26 PM

When i was a prep cook the first time, i used to clean 100 to 150 pounds of what you know as "calamari" a night. Not only will i never touch the stuff, you really don't want to, either.

Taylor / October 5, 2006 9:17 PM

Olives (any kind). I keep trying them every now and then but just can't seem to develop a taste for them. Oh, and keep them the fuck away from my pizza, please. :D

I don't really care for roe either. It's a little bit of a texture and a little bit of a taste problem with that.

Those are the only two things I can think of I outright don't like, however. I'm not a picky eater and I'll try anything once.

hucklecat / October 5, 2006 9:20 PM

creamy sauces
feta cheese
bleu cheese
salad dressing
most condiments

Cinnamon / October 6, 2006 1:17 AM

Most eggplant dishes make me retch. Except for an eggplant dip at Russian Tea Time which is so wonderful!!!! Which is why I take a small bit of all eggplant dishes I come in contact with. Just in case.

Dried coconut makes me feel like I'm eating tiny little bugs.

Kiwi make me not able to breathe. Bell peppers, raw onions, and bananas make me poo violently. But I still eat little bits of them once in a while because I like them. (I had a bit of banana this summer and it was so wonderful I cried.)

And there's a poison in the skin of mangoes which prevents me from eating them the way a women's studies professor demonstrated. You bite a hole in the skin and spit it out and then begin to suck the pulp out of the mango. It was a great experience, until my whole face turned red and itchy.

pilar / October 9, 2006 10:09 PM

you know when soda comes out of your nose when you laugh too hard?

well that happened to me once.

but with a waffle cone.

in the middle of iowa.

so i can't eat waffle cones anymore.

pilar / October 9, 2006 10:09 PM


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