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Old 05-06-2010, 02:15 AM   #1
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Who is the pickiest person you'd ever have to cook for?

None other than my boyfriend...don't try to serve food with vegetables and seafoods or he won't eat it. He only eats meat and I always tell him and vegetables and seafoods are good for him and he wouldn't listen.

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Old 05-06-2010, 06:40 AM   #2
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Who is the pickiest person I've ever had to cook for?

They're dead now... they died of starvation.
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Old 05-06-2010, 09:00 AM   #3
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The quintessential mother-in-law, as personified by Marie in ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ ?
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Old 05-06-2010, 09:11 AM   #4
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My Son... He was a great eater when he was very little, but as he got older OMG!!!
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Old 05-06-2010, 09:17 AM   #5
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My son-in-law!

Won't eat onions, mushrooms, olives, lamb, any meat that has a hint of pink or twice-baked potatoes because they look 'suspicious'. I'm sure there's more but that's all I've run into so far.
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Old 05-06-2010, 09:19 AM   #6
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my parents.

i never knew how picky they were about certain ingredients until i started to cook for them as they got older.

the first time i tried was when my mom broke her arm a few years ago. i went to their house to cook a couple of meals to give her a break (my dad knows there's a room in the house called a kitchen, and that food goes in raw and comes out of there cooked, but that's about it, lol).

i proceeded to cook one of dw's recipes, lemon mushroom chicken, and one of my faves since they live near the beach, calamari and scungilli marinara.

i found out that mom hates mushrooms, and neither will each squid or conch.

now i ask first if they'd eat things before i plan on making them.
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Old 05-06-2010, 09:31 AM   #7
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A friend of the family. She's quiet about her pickiness though. Not a cooked veggie will pass her lips...ever. Meat and potatoes are ok, but be careful with salads etc.
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Old 05-06-2010, 09:42 AM   #8
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My son-in-law!

Won't eat onions, mushrooms, olives, lamb, any meat that has a hint of pink or twice-baked potatoes because they look 'suspicious'. I'm sure there's more but that's all I've run into so far.
"suspicious" that's the funniest thing i've heard today!!!
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Old 05-06-2010, 11:02 AM   #9
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I never have that problem because I simply don't cater to picky eaters. If you're dining at my house & don't like what's being served, then you simply don't eat. Period.

Now I'm not talking about folks who have food preferences/allergies/ethics. I have no problem with that so long as I'm warned ahead of time. But people who won't eat something without ever having tried it, or who'll never try new things, or who base whether or not they'll eat something by its appearance? They're out of luck at my table.
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Old 05-06-2010, 11:04 AM   #10
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Wifes family. Parents arent too bad, but her sister and her family are radical about things. They will not eat seafood/fish. We've had family get togethers where they wouldn't come cause there was a fish fry, but also burgers and hot dogs. They will not even try new things. They eat alot of processed foods.

Funny thing, was at a family gathering and there was a crab salad made w/"krab". SIL eats it, loves it, asks how to make it and then went nuts about how she ruined the salad by put'n crab in it. Actually yelled at her aunt in front of everyone. Needless to say, we don't eat w/them very often and my wife does not act like that...if she did she wouldn't be my wife.

They are the ones who really got me on the kick w/the kids to try different foods, and not to complain or ya look like a dang fool.

Then again, it's hard for everyone to be as perfect as I am.
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