Originally Posted by Kayelle
To me, the long and short of the subject is TMI...Too Much Information.
No hostess or guest wants to hear why you don't want to eat something. Eat it or don't eat it, few people care to hear the "why" and your importance in food choices matters only to you.
Being a gracious guest is what's important. A simple "it looks delicious but no thank you" just shouldn't be so hard.
Making a fuss about offered food is rude, plain and simple.
The trouble with eating Italian food is that five or six days later you're hungry again. ~ George Miller