BAViscount From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 2338 posts, RR: 4 Reply 3, posted (2 years 7 months 18 hours ago) and read 2450 times:
Whenever I'm invited to dinner at a friend's house and they ask me if there's anything I don't eat, my stock answer is always "fish and offal"...other than that I'm good to go. Although there are some vegetables that I'm not too keen on...I can't eat cauliflower no matter how it's cooked, and don't get me started on brussel sprouts!
I am of course talking about stuff that would generally be served on a standard menu though. I think if I were to be offered such things as monkey brains, sheep's eyes or kangaroo testicles I think I might just make my excuses and leave. Not really likely to happen in the home counties of England though!
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This past week was our week in my Classical European Cuisine class where we focused cooking French foods using offal parts. I know how to cook duck livers and veal kidneys, but I know I cannot stand eating it!!!
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Bizarre foods is one of my favorite shows, he's a great host! He literally eats everything that is served to him! Though IIRC, he doesn't drink alcohol right? I'm surprised he maintains his weight (IK he's a little bit on the heavy side) ... but considering the amount of food he eats! and also that Man V. Food guy. I'm a fan of both. Unlike that foul-mouthed Anthony Bourdain. I'm also a fan of Samantha Brown.
CurtisMan From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 1001 posts, RR: 51 Reply 17, posted (2 years 7 months 15 hours ago) and read 2299 times:
There is one item I refuse to eat. Actually I was in a restaurant one time where the table next to me ordered this item and I got up and walked out.
There it was, a beautiful evening in Vietnam. My friends and I had settled down at our table in the restaurant and were excited for some good food and good company. At the table next to us I heard a slight commotion as the dinner guests were choosing their particular meat for their dinner. My phobia/fear is snakes. And when the cook/waiter held up 3 or 4 live snakes for the dinner guests to choose which one they wanted all I could do was exit that restaurant as fast as I could. I can't remember what I ended up eating that night hehehehe.
Stabilator From United States of America, joined Nov 2010, 546 posts, RR: 0 Reply 18, posted (2 years 7 months 15 hours ago) and read 2298 times:
Sour Cream. There's just something foul about it. Also, boiled or fried eggs...I can not stand the smell. I enjoy omelettes however with diced ham and a bit of cheese. I recently became a fan of asparagus...I have that as a side dish when I make salmon. And I believe I had brussels sprouts at Emeril's restaurant or somewhere similar, and they were great; I'm a fan now.
I'll try anything once unless it's ultra-exotic like brains or testicles.
And I do agree, Andrew Zimmern is a champ. Man V Food is amazing in a terrifying way...I just saw an episode where he drank 150(!) ounces of milkshake in under 30 minutes. He must go to the gym a lot between episodes!
So we beat on against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.
YVRLTN From Canada, joined Oct 2006, 2245 posts, RR: 0 Reply 19, posted (2 years 7 months 15 hours ago) and read 2296 times:
Brussel sprouts and asparagus. Seems to be a fad here in YVR at the moment in many of the trendy sports bar kinda places to serve a steak with 'fresh seasonal vegetables'. Always turns out to be asparagus - way to ruin a meal...
WN738 From United States of America, joined Apr 2011, 153 posts, RR: 2 Reply 23, posted (2 years 7 months 11 hours ago) and read 2227 times:
Healthy food. Anything that is low this no that, reduced so and so. I am militantly against eating healthy foo, and the health craze because with the exception of some foreign/foreign style dishes 99% of food that is "healthy" tends to taste like steamed cardboard. So basically a lot of veggies, and anything low sodium i avoid. Kinda sucks but for me healthy and tasty are two mutually exclusive terms for food.