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The Foods That Strike Fear in My Heart

While the movie Alive was in the theaters, a popular topic of conversation was what you would do in the same situation. Would you eat your teammates if it meant your survival — if it was the only way you were getting out of the situation alive? Some people stated that yes, they could find it within themselves to do it. And others said no, they couldn’t foresee themselves eating another human. And I admitted that if my plane crashed in the Andes, and there was a properly roasted chicken on a silver platter (with a lid so that no snow could dirty-up the bird), surrounded by potatoes and carrots, I would not only not eat my teammates, but I wouldn’t eat the chicken, and I wouldn’t eat the potatoes and carrots because they had been on the platter with the chicken and touched it.

And this is why Josh tells people that I have poor survival skills.

Which is probably true — in Darwin’s world, I would most likely be snuffed out like those poor peppered moths — but what it comes down to are my extensive list of food phobias. It’s not that I don’t want to live; it’s just that my food phobias are that much stronger than my desire to get out of the Andes. (And, let’s face it, I rarely wear a coat or have one with me, so I probably would die of hypothermia long before they pulled the lid off the silver platter filled with chicken. My poor mother — can you imagine having a picky-eating-non-coat-wearing daughter?)

If I had to describe my food phobias with some umbrella factors, it would include foods that are white, foods that are goopy, and foods that come from animals. The two main food groups affected are meat/protein and dairy, though I have to admit that there are plenty of light-coloured vegetables with goopy preparations that don’t make the cut.

So on the spectrum from I’ll-eat-it-grudgingly to I-won’t-walk-down-the-aisle-of-the-food-store-where-this-item-is-housed:

  • Eggs, Milk, Sour Cream, Cream Cheese, Butter: I’m pretty good at eating these five items, even though all are white. I added them to my diet fairly late in life, and while I’ll sometimes go through phases where the thought of them makes me queasy, it’s generally a given that I’ll eat these foods on their own, or mixed into something.
  • Light-Coloured Ice Cream: It’s a given that I’ll eat chocolate ice cream, but every once in a while, I’ll have something with a vanilla base and survive to tell the tale.
  • Yogurt: I’m fairly inconsistent with eating it, but I can do it sometimes if it’s a flavour dark in colour and something is in the yogurt such as bits of fruit. Smooth yogurt on its own is almost never consumed.
  • Potato Chips and Other Light-Coloured Snacks: Again, not consistent with eating them, but I can generally be counted on to eat a few. It comes and goes — some weeks, I’m willing to eat a Pringle. And other weeks, they make my teeth hurt thinking about crunching something so light in colour.
  • Mashed Potatoes: don’t like them, but I’ll eat them sometimes if I want something small off a menu or I need to be polite.
  • Mashed Sweet Potatoes: ha, a surprise side-trip off the grid — it’s darker in colour than white mashed potatoes, but for some reason, I find mashed sweet potatoes goopier (perhaps smoother?), plus, people often put marshmallows on top, and marshmallows are one of my bigger fears.
  • All Animal Proteins: I wouldn’t dream of eating chicken, beef, or fish, but I’m generally okay about touching it when I’m wearing gloves. One thing I can’t do at all is pureed animal — such as fish spreads or pate. Even tuna fish prepared for a tuna fish sandwich makes me throw up in my mouth when I see other people eating it.
  • Jello and Marshmallows: anything with gelatin. I am a freak about checking things for gelatin, and I can’t even bring myself to prepare things with gelatin for the kids. Which is fine because the one time they tried it, they hated it. Gelatin is goopy bone marrow, or something like that, so … yikes! Goopy and clear — a terrible combination.
  • Cheese in General: I am willing to shake mozzarella, Parmesan, or Monteray Jack out of a bag. I am willing to even eat said cheeses if they’re melted, and I don’t have to think about it being cheese. Every other cheese not only makes me queasy, but I don’t even want to touch them. I don’t want to see them or smell them. I don’t even want to walk by the cheese counter at Whole Foods. I do not want to shred my own cheese. I don’t want people to touch me after they’ve touched cheese. Cheese freaks me out. The only thing that can make me deal with cheese is if the twins want it. I can overcome my cheese fears for them and only them.
  • Cottage Cheese: it literally almost made me throw up to type the word and stare at it on the screen, just as I feel like throwing up when I walk by it in the dairy section or see someone eating it.
  • Mayonnaise: number one food fear. Can’t walk by it in the food store. Won’t let Josh bring it in the house. (We tried once, keeping it in a brown paper bag, but I couldn’t stop thinking about it being in the refrigerator.)

So there are the inconsistencies — for instance, we will probably be having huevos rancheros tonight — but like Walt Whitman, I defend this by admitting, “Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself, I am large, I contain multitudes.” But all in all, these are the foods that strike fear in my heart as I munch on my broccoli and green beans (thank you, world, for dark vegetables).

What are foods you could never bring yourself to eat or look at?

Cross-posted with BlogHer.


1 Lucy { 11.14.10 at 8:12 am }

Cheese–all cheese in any form. Except for Goldfish, i don’t know why they are the exception. But I hare the smell and look of cheese, in addition to taste.

Also, most condiments and anything cream-bases–mayo, ketchup, ranch dressing, mustard..

Cilantro–the tiniest bit will ruin a dish.

And all seafood except blue crabs and shrimp. I hear ya on the tuna fish–mayo and fish, yuck!

I wish I wasn’t so picky–life would be easier.

2 jaMie { 11.14.10 at 9:05 am }

I hate cottage cheese. The texture is awful along with the taste. Sour Cream..GROSS by itself. Meet and cheese (except on nachos), so I have inconsistencies too. The idea of fondue makes me gag.

3 Rachel { 11.14.10 at 9:07 am }

Ketchup and mayonnaise make me gag – the smell or the taste.

4 Mrs. Gamgee { 11.14.10 at 9:17 am }

I never thought of myself as a picky eater until I met my Beloved. He has three things on his not-a-chance-in-hell list. Just three.

Generally speaking, I will eat pretty much anything when I have to, within reason, but there are definitely things that I would never eat if I had the choice. Tops on my list… the combination of fruit and meat. Cranberry sauce on turkey? ICK! Applesauce on porkchops or ham? BLECH! Teryaki chicken with the pineapple ring? OOKIE! Give them to me separately, and I will gadly eat them, just not together.

I absolutely will not eat Kraft Dinner (aka Mac n’ cheese). And the idea of ketchup on it is just nasty.

But the one thing that all my family and friends seem to think is hilarious, considering that I am an omnivore, is that I can’t bring myself to eat bacon. I hate it. Always have, always will. I hate the smell, the taste, the texture, the way it looks (both cooked and raw)… *shudder*

There are quite a few other things that I don’t like or can’t bring myself to eat, but mostly I can get around them easily. I can avoid puffed wheat squares at my MIL’s but just declining dessert, baby corn is pretty obvious and easily picked out of a stirfry (same goes for olives), and suffering from IBS has given me a lot of outs when it comes to a lot of things that I just don’t enjoy.

5 a { 11.14.10 at 9:18 am }

I’m not that picky. I’ll try most things – I won’t like them, but I’ll try them.

I do hate cilantro, though.

6 a { 11.14.10 at 9:21 am }

Also, I have texture issues. I love corn…but it can’t be mixed in anything else, because it’s just incongruous. I don’t like hairy foods like peaches (I peel them) or fresh green beans. And, it turns out that I prefer my meat to be nicely processed. When I get the locally grown meat, I can taste it and it freaks me out.

7 Betty M { 11.14.10 at 9:51 am }

Chicken feet, sea urchins, insects, eyeballs and brains are on the no list otherwise everything is in. I’ll even eat food sthat fall on the culturally forbidden list if necessary. My husband is a bit picky but frankly I don’t put up with it. Food and cooking is too important to me to take his fads seriously and I know they are fads cos in extremis he will eat things he said he didn’t like and lo and behold he did. It also makes it easier to travel if you aren’t faddish. That said I understand that there are phobias and allergies etc which make it tough to eat stuff but it sure makes it difficult to be a guest.

8 Emby { 11.14.10 at 10:17 am }

I have texture issues too. I can’t stand it when someone cooks something breaded and then drenches it in gravy until right before you’re going to eat it. I am also super picky about tomato based sauces. If they aren’t just right with spices I just can’t stand to eat them.

9 Sarah { 11.14.10 at 10:24 am }

There is very little I won’t eat. I mean, I can’t eat any gluten because I’m celiac, but as far as textures and dislikes (or fears), I don’t really have any issues. I used to hate tomatoes as a kid. And peanut butter, if it were mixed with anything and baked (plain by itself was fine). But I taught myself how to eat tomatoes without getting grossed out (except the mealy ones, those are just disgusting), and I’m starting to like peanut butter in my homemade fudge (of course, it’s not baked). Oh, and I used to not like sour cream because it looked like it should taste like whip cream, but then it was sour. Now it’s one of my favorite foods hands-down :).
It’s a good thing I wasn’t a picky eater, because I might have starved when we lived in Korea for 2 years. We ate squid (raw and cooked), sometimes raw meats, lots of fish big and small, seaweeds, fish pastes, and more, and it was all yummy! Okay, I’ll admit I did NOT eat the silkworms. ((Shudder)).

10 HereWeGoAJen { 11.14.10 at 10:47 am }

I did my food post recently. But you and Matt would get along rather well for he shares a fair number of your food phobias. Of course, you also have some strong disagreements, but he is with you on the mayonnaise.

I shall remember this post should I ever end up cooking for you.

11 Stimey { 11.14.10 at 10:55 am }

This is FASCINATING to me. I’m with you on the goopy. I highly doubt I will ever eat yogurt again in my life. I don’t like things that “pop” in my mouth, e.g. peas. That there is the tip of the iceberg. That said, I would probably eat the people in the Andes.

My kids are pretty food-picky too, but I kinda feel like I can’t blame them because I have lots of issues too.

Sensory issues are so interesting.

12 Elizabeth { 11.14.10 at 11:01 am }

I never thought of myself as picky until I met my husband and realized there’s a whole category of foods I don’t like, they just weren’t part of my life before: sweet and sours. So like Mrs. Gamgee I don’t like meat with fruit, and I hate sweet pickles and baked beans. Oh, and I really don’t care for peanut butter and chocolate together.

13 Nic { 11.14.10 at 11:19 am }

I hate anything with pips or seeds in. This means most types of berries!

14 Sushigirl { 11.14.10 at 11:21 am }

I can, and do, eat pretty much everything – one of the reasons I’m now on a diet. However, my absolute worst food ever is tripe. It tastes of nothing and the texture is completely revolting. Urrrrgh. Even thinking of it makes me feel a bit queasy.

15 jaMie { 11.14.10 at 11:57 am }

OHHHHH and anything with soggy bread. Just seeing someone get their juice left from meat, gravy or anything makes me puky. Yuck

16 My Reality { 11.14.10 at 12:03 pm }

There aren’t words strong enough to express my extreme hatred for ketchup. It is the most disgusting, vile substance ever created. It is not allowed in my house. My husband isn’t allowed to eat it around me. My child will not eat it under my watch. People know when coming to my house that there will be no ketchup. My mother told me yesterday that I am a bad host because of this. But I frankly don’t care. My house is, and always will be, a ketchup free zone.

17 Star { 11.14.10 at 12:17 pm }

Wow … just, wow. I had no idea. I am not a picky eater and never have been. I LOVE cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, cilantro, all that stuff. You all must have an easier time with weight control than I do, lol. The one category of foods that I don’t like are sour/bitter things such as collard greens, kale, bok choy, and also sourdough breads and cornbread made with buttermilk. But there is no consistency there either because I like sour pickles fine and adore sour cream (I will really gross some of you out by telling you that I can eat sour cream straight out of the carton, that’s how much I love it!). Oh, and I HATE olives and capers. And I’m not partial to eggplant, turnips, or brussels sprouts. And I don’t eat “young” meat — veal or lamb. Or any type of “exotic” meat … I do eat local, sustainably and humanely raised chicken, beef and pork, but I am not a huge meat lover. No pate or meat purees of any sort. Or pepperoni (ick). And I agree about soggy bread — when I was in elementary school they used to serve these yeast rolls and some kids would make pieces of their roll into these wet nasty balls of dough and eat them that way and it used to make me gag. Hey, maybe I am pickier than I thought!

18 loribeth { 11.14.10 at 1:10 pm }

I am a much less picky eater than I was as a kid. However, I there are still a couple of things I don’t like eating. Egg whites. When I was younger, I was tested for allergies, & egg white was one of the foods identified. Which was fine with me because I detested eating egg whites. Slimy & tasteless — ugh. Dh pointed out that I eat scrambled eggs & am just fine, & my most recent rounds of allergy testing show no issues with eggs. But I still don’t like egg whites. My dad (who makes the world’s best brunch) always makes a great ceremony of putting my two well-done fried yellow egg yolks, whites all removed, onto my plate, lol. ; )

I also don’t like most mushrooms (again, slimy in the mouth & slightly musty tasting). I used to pick them off my pizza (when I could eat pizza — I can’t now because I’ve developed an allergy to tomatos & tomato sauce). And I don’t like pickles. Never really have. I was the only little girl at most birthday parties not going wild over the dill pickles.

19 Shannon { 11.14.10 at 1:23 pm }

Yogurt grosses me out. I can’t even sit next to someone while they’re eating it. Mayo, sour cream and cream cheese are high on the list of absolutely disgusting to me, as well.

I dislike lots of things but they don’t bother me when others are eating them – peaches, strawberries, fish (or anything else that lives underwater) to name a few. And if I’m in a social situation where it’s just too embarrassing not to eat those things, I can. But I would die in the Andes if all there was to eat was yogurt (and my teammates).

On the other hand, I can’t live without cheese. Cheddar, gouda, parmesan, manchengo, goat, blue, feta, brie – I love it all. Except Velveeta. But then again, that isn’t really cheese.

20 Quiet Dreams { 11.14.10 at 1:33 pm }

I don’t have any food phobias, I don’t think anyway. There are a number of things I don’t like, usually because of texture (onions, bell peppers, I wish I liked them, but can’t eat them when they’re crunchy). The big one I think of that I dislike for taste, among other things, is any kind of organ meat (i.e. liver).

Your list reminded me of the worst dessert I ever had to eat. I was in Ecuador, staying with a host family for a week and eating whatever they served us had been DRILLED into us (I was in high school). They served Jello with fruit in it, and then poured evaporated milk over the whole thing. I still shudder when thinking about it.

21 Quiet Dreams { 11.14.10 at 1:33 pm }

Actually, it was condensed milk. I mix those two up.

22 Mic @ IF Crossroads { 11.14.10 at 3:08 pm }

Wow, and I thought that I was a picky eater 🙂 I’m going to have to share this post with the Mr. so that he knows that I’m not the only one who has weird food aversions.
I will not consume:
– Seafood (with the exception of crab cakes)
– Sour Cream
– Cottage Cheese
– Sushi (see seafood above, but I think sushi is it’s on brand of nasty)
– Dark meat of Chicken
– Okra
– Most cheeses
– Prunes
– anything with Pesto sauce

23 Christa { 11.14.10 at 4:24 pm }

I don’t have too many fears with food (heck, I even tried guinea pig when I was in Peru. Never again) but I do have a serious issue with food touching. It mostly has to do with taste. If I’m eating mashed potatoes, I want to taste mashed potatoes, not corn or the juice from my green beans. I even have a system set up for what is allowed to touch and not touch. For example, if I cook peas in a pot and carrots in another pot, they’re not allowed to touch on my plate since they were cooked separately. But if they were cooked in the same pot, it’s okay that they touch on the plate. Sometimes I will even rinse my plate off before going back for seconds (like during Thanksgiving). Because of my food issue I can only put two or three different foods on my plate at a time. I know, I have issues.

24 Ellen K. { 11.14.10 at 4:34 pm }

Always a fascinating topic! I do not eat:
Dark-meat poultry
Ham, because I was eating a ham sandwich when I read the first gruesome scene in “Native Son” (other forms of pork OK)
Any shellfish other than crab (imitation preferred) and shrimp (love it)
Melted cheese on top of meat
Walnuts or macadamia nuts; pecans occasionally acceptable
Ground meat or meat sauces (exception: pork sausage patties or links)
Green tea
Mixed alcoholic drinks (exception: daiquiris)
And the very sight of Hawaiian Punch makes me sick.

25 Marooka { 11.14.10 at 4:39 pm }

I am not a picky eater. I like almost anything, meat, veggies, milk, and cheese. I have done a bit of travelling to 3rd world countries and if was a picky eater I may have starved in these places.

I only have an issue with two things eggnog and marshmallows. I watch people enjoy eggnog over the holiday seasons, watch the ads on TV – it looks so good I really, in my heart want to like it. I couldn’t choke down a glass to save my life. I try every Christmas, the light stuff, regular, classic… no way. As of yet, I have not be able to drink it. The same goes for marshmallows. I love watching my family oooh and aaaah over roasted marshmallows. They look good, golden roasted. I can’t stand the smell; I can’t even get it close to my lips to try it. But again, they look good and I try every camping trip.. nothing yet.

26 Kathleen { 11.14.10 at 4:56 pm }

Oh my gosh, this made me laugh so hard on a gloomy day. Thank you. I too have some very similar fears – mostly animal meats and definitely yogurt. Yogurt to me is like your mayonnaise. Blech! Throw up in my mouth for sure. I can’t even look at it, let alone get it near my face, for that smell just makes me want to blow chunks! Anyways… Meat, and yogurt. Oh, and eggplant.

27 Keiko { 11.14.10 at 6:03 pm }

Ika: raw squid. I made the mistake of eating it once, yanno, just to say I had. It was the most disgusting experience of my life, and if someone put a gun to my head and forced me to eat it again, well, I’ve lived a good life then.

28 Mali { 11.14.10 at 6:55 pm }


I’m not a picky eater, there are few things I won’t eat. My motto (especially in Asia) is usually not to ask what a food is and ddefinitely not to look too closely. This didn’t work in Taiwan though, when I couldn’t face a bowl of grey steamed octopus (not squid) tentacles (complete with huge suckers). The businessman sitting next to me was only too pleased to have my share.

I actually won’t eat durian either, though I would if my life depended on it.

29 Kristen { 11.14.10 at 7:53 pm }

I have an IRL friend w/similar phobias and it stresses me out every time I have her over for dinner. Not b/c I find her demanding or frustrating, but b/c I”m so worried I will do something that freaks her out and she will leave hungry and twitching.

I’m pretty open to trying everything at least once and can usually choke down things I don’t really care for if the situation calls for it, but the one food I absolutely cannot stand that literally makes me gag is oatmeal. Y.U.C.K. just thinking about it makes me feel sick.

30 Alexicographer { 11.14.10 at 8:16 pm }

LOL, this is fascinating reading. I like to think I eat pretty much anything (which isn’t to say I don’t have more or less preferred) and my DH still laughs at me because when we were traveling in another country I ordered fried bone marrow as my main course because I figured that would be my one opportunity to find out if I like it (answer: not much, but because it was bland, not because it was inherently offensive).

But it would certainly be possible to venture into territory where I’d be (or have been) grossed out, probably mostly involving obscure and/or raw animal parts (I’m good with sushi and steak tartare, though … raw, yes, obscure, no). And a post above made me realize there is subset of things I “won’t” eat not because I absolutely positively couldn’t stand them (starving in the Andes, I’d wolf ’em down), but because I don’t really consider them worth eating. Cheetos, pop tarts, twinkies, mac-n-cheese, and moon pies all come to mind.

31 Blanche { 11.14.10 at 9:16 pm }

Wow. I certainly have some preferences but nothing like some of these. Pickles, ham (except in ham biscuits), trout with the head still on, all bother me, but I’m sure I could choke them down if they were the only options to human flesh.

In related thought, I referenced the Donner party recently and my husband didn’t have a clue what I was talking about.

32 Orodemniades { 11.14.10 at 10:12 pm }

I grew up too poor to be a picky eater. Having said that, I’m not a fan of canned tuna (although tuna in glass and olive oil is superbo fine). Oh, and lima beans. Ew.

33 Felicity { 11.14.10 at 10:13 pm }

Any kind of cooked tomato. Tomato sauce, ketchup, tomato soup, ugh I have to go throw up…

34 mrs spock { 11.14.10 at 10:17 pm }

Nothing in the seafood family at all. I am allergic to shellfish, but technically not other fish, but the look, smell, and taste of it is utterly revolting to me. Don’t even get me started on oysters. Why would you eat something that survives by filtering the nutrients out of the poo of revolting sea creatures?

35 Amanda { 11.14.10 at 10:29 pm }

You’d be pretty safe to eat dinner with me.

I particularly don’t like eggs. My motto has always been, I don’t mess with their eggs, they don’t mess with mine. And I’d just like to point out that Mayonnaise is made from eggs and that’s just another reason to avoid it.

36 Christine { 11.14.10 at 10:33 pm }

I love food. I love all food. So far the exceptions are olives, sea urchin, and fennel. I am very hesitant to try any kind of organ meat (liver, chicken heart, tripe, etc.) Beets scare me. And while I admit I have never tried pickled eggs, I refuse to eat them. I’ll generally try anything (though in the case of organ meat, you may not want to tell me what it is until after I’ve tried it.) Some of the weirdest foods I’ve tried have been goat, goat testes, and squab.

37 Chickenpig { 11.14.10 at 10:33 pm }

I HATE PEAS. And Lima beans. They suck.

38 Geochick { 11.14.10 at 10:59 pm }

Wow, reading your list everyone’s comments is amazing. I personally hate cantaloupe. HATE. IT. It ruins every other fruit when it’s in a fruit salad. Pisses me off to see a perfectly good fruit salad ruined by the evil cantaloupe.

39 JJ { 11.14.10 at 11:24 pm }

We both had food on our mind–I just talked about my fav comfort foods 🙂

Cant do seafood. I dont mind shrimp.
Also, never-ever-never gonna eat peas.
And I LOVE ketchup, but do not like tomatoes AT ALL.

40 NotTheMama { 11.14.10 at 11:57 pm }

If I can swim with it, I don’t eat it. I love cherry- and raspberry-flavored things, but something about the pits and seeds I just can’t do… Which is odd, because I love grapes. Granted I usually have seedless grapes, but won’t refuse them if they have seeds. I don’t eat chicken that has been fried in the same grease as fish. In fact, if I must go to a fish-seafood-serving restaurant, I don’t get fried chicken at all anymore – it’s gotta be grilled. Or I’ll just have a salad.
By the way, Mel, I totally did a little dance when I saw your book this weekend when hubby and I were shopping in a new outlet center! It was a random bookstore with a plethora of genres. IF-related books are few and far between in the bookstores around home. This store had lots of IF- and adoption-related books… I was in heaven!!! 😉

41 Annie { 11.15.10 at 12:56 am }

You’re a blogger I’d love to meet, Mel, but I would never invite you over for dinner! That’s quite a list of food aversions, but I have to agree with you that the mere thought of gelatin is disturbing. I still eat it sometimes, but try very hard NOT to think of where it came from. I’m usually not too picky, but have turned down turtle, snake, fish eyeballs, live shrimp, chicken feet, and fermented mare’s milk. Also, I hate seafood. Shrimp are the cockroach of the sea.

42 Manapan { 11.15.10 at 3:55 am }

Honestly, I am very curious about the taste and texture of human flesh. It wouldn’t even take a survival situation to get me to try it if it weren’t illegal. I was so upset HuFu (the “vegan human flesh alternative”) wasn’t a real item available for sale!

Most of the foods I don’t eat are white or at least partially white. So when something I won’t eat isn’t white, I just call it “functionally white”. It really confuses people. 🙂 Cauliflower, mayo, sour cream, cottage cheese, other soft cheeses, mushrooms, peaches, all melons, organ meats, most beans, lumpy mashed potatoes, egg yolks, tomatoes (unless they’re in something), whole milk, and most salad dressings are big no-nos in my book. Sesame is a no-no because it makes me violently ill, even though I love it.

43 Bea { 11.15.10 at 4:21 am }

Sorry, I haven’t got past mashmallows on sweet mashed potatoes. Is this some kind of freaky American thing? Who on earth would put marshmallows on top of sweet potatoes? Do you have chocolate sauce on your steamed broccoli over there, too?


44 Bea { 11.15.10 at 4:28 am }

Oh, but to answer your question… apart from the marshmallow thing which I am still processing… I am not really a picky eater. Mr says I am fussy because I often find myself craving a specific food and am inclined to go hungry if it is not available, but that is more a moment-to-moment thing, just feeling like my body really wouldn’t be right with anything except lasagne (for instance, or a mango salad, or whatever) in it right at this particular moment. Nothing against other foods in general.

I have actually been known to eat deep-fried bugs and the entrails of both fish and pigs (this due to my policy of confidently ordering off the menu in foreign countries as if I know the first thing about their food or language and just kind of eating what turns up as if I expected it all along) so I wouldn’t really say I was fussy per se.


45 Gail K { 11.15.10 at 8:19 am }

Wow, my food phobia list looks mild now compared to yours. What do you eat and how do you stay alive without protein and dairy (and the vitamins and minerals in each)? And, do you make sure that the twins have these foods in their diet so that they are healthy?

I am afraid of spicy foods with curry or peppers and I also can’t do liver, tongue or other odd meat products. Otherwise, I’ll eat just about anything.

46 Deb { 11.15.10 at 10:12 am }

Olives with the exception of green spanish olives, liver, fake crab, salmon, oysters, and cottage cheese.

47 Tara { 11.15.10 at 10:44 am }

Raisins! Oh I hate them & won’t allow them in my house, I hate watching people eat them…even those tiny red boxes they come in cause anxiety in me! And just to be contradictory, I love me my grapes!!!

48 onceamother { 11.15.10 at 10:57 am }

i like most foods, but my biggest issue is with eating out. i get grossed out super easy and always envision the food on my plate having been dropped on the floor, not cooked long enough, or spit on. So even if it is a food I would love if prepared at home, at restaurants I have to work harder to stomach it. I pretty much stick to restaurants I know and trust for this reason when we go out.

49 Kristin { 11.15.10 at 11:42 am }

There is very little I won’t eat. There are certain dishes I don’t like the taste of but there is very little I won’t at least try.

50 Calliope { 11.15.10 at 12:07 pm }

um. wow.
You are so beautifully fascinating!

I was just about to write about my food stuffs, but I just realized- isn’t reading about everyone else’s food issues totally squigging you OUT???

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