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Old 07-03-2009, 10:35 AM   #1
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Stuff I want to like, but don't

Last night, I made scallops in a wine sauce. I think it was ok, except for the lemon juice it called for. I put in a very small amount, but I still feel like the sauce was ruined by a lemony flavor. I read all the time about people putting a squeeze of lemon in their food, and I just don't get it. I think I am the only person ever, not to like lemon in anything...except ice tea!,
Other foods I don't like, but feel like I should...or at least try again to like :
!. Polenta/Grits: I tried to like this, but I hated it. I'm from the NE part of the country, so maybe I don't make it the way southerners do. I still find it yukky, lol
2. Gravy. Again, I think I am the only person ever to not like gravy...brown meat gravy or white sauce.
3. Saurkraut. Never liked it, never will.
4. Grilled Cheese. I love cheese and I love bread, but put them together? Yuk. If I were to eat such a thing, it would have to be a cheese other than American, and not white bread.
5.Egg Salad. I love hard bolied eggs. I love mayo. But together? Why would someone do such a thing?
Please don't be offended by anything I am horrified with. I'm ok with other people liking this stuff. It's just my weird taste buds, I guess.
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Old 07-03-2009, 10:40 AM   #2
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I agree on the lemon. It's fine in tea and desserts. I love lemon desserts. I do not enjoy lemon in savory dishes. I would never order a Picatta dish.

I don't care at all for the taste of capers.

Saffron is OK but not worth a lot of fuss.

Rhubarb

Cauliflower

That's enough for now.
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Old 07-03-2009, 10:50 AM   #3
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I go just the other direction. I don't take to sweets that much, and I do not like sticky sweets so common things like apple or cherry pie hold no thrill for me, nor do I long for sticky buns or pancakes dripping in syrup.

I put creamed chipped beef on waffles and think its just great! I'm a vinegar on french fries guy. Salsa is awesome, ketchup too sweet.

However, I do like sweet if it is creamy, such as milk chocolate, (although dark is better).

For desert I like a creme brulle, but prefer CHEESE!

just me :)
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Old 07-03-2009, 10:50 AM   #4
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I do not think you are weird at all. Everyone's tastes are different. We all have things we do not like that everyone else loves.

I will say for the polenta/grits thing, don't give up on them. There are so many different ways to prepare them that taste and feel vastly different from other preparations.

also, with grilled cheese, there is no law saying it has to be American cheese on white bread. Try different types of bread and cheese. Interestingly, I do not really like American cheese and I can't stand white bread, but I love grilled cheese made with both (and a heavy sprinkle of garlic powder).
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Old 07-03-2009, 11:14 AM   #5
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I have tried my best to like coffee...it's such a social thing, after all. But I just can't stand it, not even the smell of it.
Same thing with oatmeal...I would have eaten anything for my grandpa, but even though he'd fix it up with butter and brown sugar, just the texture of it made me gag.
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Old 07-03-2009, 11:30 AM   #6
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Robo...waffles, creamed chipped beef and vinegar are also on my hate list, lol.
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Old 07-03-2009, 11:38 AM   #7
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Okay everyone, I give you all permission to laugh.

I don't particularly care for cake.

And this isn't just because I am exposed to it so much in my work, this has been all my life. I am not too much for the texture and don't like anything super sweet (ie the icing).
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Old 07-03-2009, 11:40 AM   #8
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LPBeir, you me and Robo can have dinner together then. I am not much of a cake fan either. I have never been into things that are very sweet. I would much prefer savory any day.

Robo, I never put ketchup on my fries. Way too sweet for me. I love vinegar on them. If you could somehow use vinegar and not make the fries soggy then I would be in heaven.
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LPBeir, you me and Robo can have dinner together then. I am not much of a cake fan either. I have never been into things that are very sweet. I would much prefer savory any day.

Robo, I never put ketchup on my fries. Way too sweet for me. I love vinegar on them. If you could somehow use vinegar and not make the fries soggy then I would be in heaven.
Oh yes, ketchup! I forgot to add that one. I was allergic to tomatoes as a kid and while I will eat fresh tomatoes in my salad, I am not really a fan of anything "red", specially ketchup.

Yes, the three of us could definitely dine together without much of a change in the menu!
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Old 07-03-2009, 12:53 PM   #10
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Let's see, love a good chili dog, but do not like burgers at all, avoid sausage links,patties, nit's not the taste as much as the texture, oatmeal, mush of any kind but adore polenta and meat sauce.Okra makes me shudder,so does salmon, pancakes no thanks, waffles okay,prefer savory to sweet any day..Love angel hair, lasagna and most thick and heavy pastas yuk..Yet I love to try new things..goofey you bet that's me
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