"Mommy please don't make me eat _______________ I hate it!" When you were a youngster what was one food that you could not stand?

  • silverfox

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    Aug 10, 2009 4:51 PM GMT
    Perhaps something you hated as a kid but grew to love as an adult?
    Or maybe a food that you couldn't stand then, and can't stand to this day?


    For me it is an easy decision.

    Brussel Sprouts.

    Hated them! Now I love em. Particularly when they are steamed in beer and rye seed. Sounds gross maybe but delicious.


    How about you?

    A particular food that made you cringe as a child?

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    Aug 10, 2009 7:02 PM GMT
    Any green vegetables. Which is odd because except for peas, now I love all green veggies.
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    Aug 10, 2009 7:03 PM GMT
    Dried out, stick in the throat liver!


    Love liver and onions, moist and tender, now!
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    Aug 10, 2009 7:08 PM GMT
    tomatoes... still hate 'em!
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    Aug 10, 2009 7:11 PM GMT
    SAHEM62896 saidtomatoes... still hate 'em!


    Ditto. Sometimes as a compromise, I would go outside and eat grass vs eating the tomato. It was a strange battle between my father and me.
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    Aug 10, 2009 7:13 PM GMT
    Wouldn't eat broccoli, but now we're cool. Used to LOVE eating whole tomatoes with some salt. Now I can't stand the texture and flavour. I've tried but my face says it all. icon_mad.gif
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    Aug 10, 2009 7:13 PM GMT
    there were a handful that made me cringe just seeing them on the kitchen counter:

    1.) liver

    2.) bitter melon

    3.) a filipino dish called "laing" (pronounced la-ing) - this one i actually love to eat now, i couldn't stomach it as a child, but now, whenever my mom has some or buys some, i tell her to buy extra because i gobble that stuff down.
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    Aug 10, 2009 7:13 PM GMT
    Couldn't stand octopus or eel as a kid, and still don't like them.
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    Aug 10, 2009 7:14 PM GMT
    Peas are just nasty, I also use to hate Chick Peas. I use to think they were chicken brains. I like chick peas now.

    green peas are still gross though.
  • shirty

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    Aug 10, 2009 7:15 PM GMT
    meat icon_confused.gif

    especially pork and beef. *shudders*
  • EricLA

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    Aug 10, 2009 7:16 PM GMT
    My mother is German, so she'd make Cow's brain or Cow's tongue from time-to-time. Coming home and opening the fridge to the sight of either certainly took care of any snacking I was looking to do. And they weren't any better cooked.

    My mother wasn't a great cook, god bless her. She tried. She'd usually over cook things. Like liver. Which I hated. But we got in the habit of eating it raw. Her father was a butcher, so she was used to doing things like that. I preferred the raw liver to her cooked liver any day. Probably not the most healthy thing, but I never got sick from it, as far as I know.

    As for vegetables, I think I liked almost everything, even Brussel Sprouts. We'd grow our own vegetable some times (artichokes, beets, chard, carrots, tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini), and the only thing I hated was when they had bugs on them.

    Then again, being a latchkey kid I ate my share of TV dinners growing up. As a result, I'm not a big fan of cooked carrots and peas. I think I just had them too often. I'm fine with things like snow peas and raw carrots.
  • DuggerPDX

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    Aug 10, 2009 7:23 PM GMT
    Over cooked spinach, still don't like it today, but I love raw or very lightly cooked. My dad was a picky eater so my mom really didn't get very adventurous in the kitchen. I love to cook now, so I guess I'm making up for lost time, I'll try anything once.
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    Aug 10, 2009 7:41 PM GMT
    The Butter Beans....I wouldn't eat them because I did not like how they looked. One time I thought I was being clever and lined them around my plate like a made a mess and my mom just piled more one a bigger helping than the last. Ended up falling asleep at the dinner table and my mother would just wake me up.

    Liver I made the mistake of seeing it before it was cooked, eww, eww, eww.
    ( got spankings and went to bed whenever we had that because I just would not eat Liver)'

    Fish ewwww! I got home from school while it was cooking OMG! The stench to this day I will not eat fried fish!

    Faked choking off the many bones that were inside the fish , so I never had to eat it again.
    YUCK!

    I still won't eat these food today. icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
  • timgoblue

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    Aug 10, 2009 7:42 PM GMT
    Squash and Lima Beans. Blech. Still don't like.
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    Aug 10, 2009 7:44 PM GMT
    Okra its just plain yukk. Its like having a mouth full of slim
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    Aug 10, 2009 7:46 PM GMT
    Cauliflower

    I still don't much like it although I sometimes eat it out of a sense of duty to my health.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Aug 10, 2009 7:51 PM GMT
    Three things I absolutely will not eat:

    Liver

    Lima Beans

    Green peas
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    Aug 10, 2009 7:59 PM GMT
    Oysters turn my stomach, as does most any kind of fish. Don't even get me started on sushi ewwwwwww
  • bishop65

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    Aug 10, 2009 7:59 PM GMT
    Beets, breaded fish patties and brussel sprouts! YUCK!
  • Celticmusl

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    Aug 10, 2009 8:01 PM GMT
    Brussel sprouts and Lima Beans. I would throw up from brussel sprouts if I had to eat them when I was a kid. I like Lima Beans now if they are cooked correctly. I've just heard about a salad made with brussel sprouts, it actually sounded good.
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    Aug 10, 2009 8:06 PM GMT
    Oh this is a good one! I won't touch any of these.

    Lima Beans - nasty, yuck!
    Green Peas - double yuck!
    Brussel Sprouts - these things make me sick to my stomach to smell them!
    Beets - tasted like eating a mouthful of dirt!
  • EricLA

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    Aug 10, 2009 8:06 PM GMT
    flying_man saidWouldn't eat broccoli, but now we're cool. Used to LOVE eating whole tomatoes with some salt. Now I can't stand the texture and flavour. I've tried but my face says it all. icon_mad.gif


    I loved whole tomatoes (or sliced) with salt and pepper growing up. Don't do often any more, but it's almost like a comfort food to me.
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    Aug 10, 2009 8:08 PM GMT

    1. Red beans. Yuck.

    2. Liver. Yuck, once again. icon_razz.gif
  • silverfox

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    Aug 10, 2009 8:08 PM GMT
    Celticmusl saidBrussel sprouts and Lima Beans. I would throw up from brussel sprouts if I had to eat them when I was a kid. I like Lima Beans now if they are cooked correctly. I've just heard about a salad made with brussel sprouts, it actually sounded good.



    NOTE FROM OP:

    Yes Celtic give Brussel Sprouts another shot. I was with you as a child, lived through the horror of it all and have come away with a new found appreciation for them. I have come to terms with Brussel Sprouts, and I hope you find a way to coexist with them as well.
  • TallGWMvballe...

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    Aug 10, 2009 8:17 PM GMT
    LIVER! YUCK YUCK YUCK!
    Still hate it which is good because it is NOT a healthy food.

    I also can't stand even the smell of asparagus.