oh gad I hoped you didn't mean bananas "AND" hard boiled eggs cause I couldn't do that either
like liver or something as ghastly to me as that, I'd just pass.
because I gag at the thought of some foods.
like my DS#2 can't do tomatoes.
my DS#1 can't do zucchini.
they'd both honestly gag if it was presented to them.
I'd say I'm sorry but...
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If it is something I just merely dislike then I will eat it regardless of my not liking it. However if it is something that I viscerally cannot stand as you had asked about then I will politely tell my host thank you, but no thanks. Eggs are that thing for me and if I eat them then the chances of me throwing up are pretty high. I would rather pass then try to be polite and eat them only to have them come right back up in front of everyone.
There is not a person on this planet who likes every food. Everyone has a food or foods that they just can not stand. I, as a cook, would never be offended that someone does not like a particular food I made. I would hope people who cook for me would understand that there are just some foods I am not going to like as well. It does not have to say anything about the cook. It is just individual tastes.
You're so right GB, but while there is no food that every single person on the planet will like, it's even more likely that there are people who are not quite as level headed as you are and WOULD be offended. My grandmother is one of them. My Dad too. That's not to say they wouldn't be the very offender in like circumstances ... double standards seem to be the standard in my family. I think that's why some people try so hard to tailor menus to the guest's tastes.
I'm a bit like that with liver & kidney. I just would not be able to put them in my mouth, I would eat everything else. I was forced to eat kidney at boarding school and then threw up all over the place. I would have to decline politely.