"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > Recipes & Ingredients > Vegetables
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 10-08-2021, 08:57 PM   #1
Cook
 
Join Date: Nov 2020
Location: Appleton
Posts: 77
Anyone else not like the taste of tomatoes?

I ate in a Italian restaurant yesterday and the meal was heavy on tomatoes. I could hardly eat it.

georgevan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2021, 10:00 AM   #2
Head Chef
 
Linda0818's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Posts: 1,212
Well, to be fair, a lot of Italian food is heavy on the tomato thing. Maybe get something different next time, or ask them to go easy on the tomato sauces.

I personally love tomatoes. Whether they're from my local farmer's market or the ones I grow myself, I eat my weight in tomatoes every summer
Linda0818 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2021, 11:59 AM   #3
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Sir_Loin_of_Beef's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Sandy Eggo
Posts: 11,285
I'm Sicilian. If I didn't like tomatoes I would have been drowned at birth.
__________________
The older I get, the harder it is to tolerate STUPID!
Sir_Loin_of_Beef is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2021, 12:39 PM   #4
Sous Chef
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Caracas
Posts: 968
I´m curious to know what dish was "heavy" on tomatoes.
Me? I can eat them raw, baked, fried, sliced,boiled, poached, sautéed, sundried, confit - just give me more!!
karadekoolaid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2021, 01:37 PM   #5
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 4,127
I do love tomatoes. In the summer we do taste tests of different ones against each other. The white tomato is noticeably sweeter and less acidic than the reds.
__________________
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7C0MFr46WKA
Check out NutritionFacts.org for the latest in nutrition research.
blissful is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2021, 02:06 PM   #6
Sous Chef
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: oregon
Posts: 578
I love them, but they seem to be causing inflammation in my hands.

Never noticed it before, but I've been experimentingand it seems to be the culprit.
Vinylhanger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2021, 03:09 PM   #7
Executive Chef
 
pepperhead212's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: Woodbury, NJ
Posts: 2,912
I'm another tomato lover, but I can imagine some sauce that could be heavy on the tomato - maybe paste added - and not enough other flavors. Once I start getting tomatoes from the garden in the summer, not a day goes by that I don't have something with tomatoes, until they start to fizzle out. One of the reasons I love basil so much, too, and started growing that in the off season.

__________________
Dave
pepperhead212 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2021, 03:47 PM   #8
Certified Pretend Chef
 
Andy M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 48,420
Quote:
Originally Posted by georgevan View Post
I ate in a Italian restaurant yesterday and the meal was heavy on tomatoes. I could hardly eat it.
Well, georgevan, you've certainly flushed out the tomato lovers.

Are you saying the meal was more heavy on tomatoes than usual or that any tomato dish is too much?

I wonder why you went to an Italian restaurant if you dislike tomatoes.
__________________
"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." -Carl Sagan
Andy M. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2021, 05:58 PM   #9
Executive Chef
 
larry_stewart's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Long Island, New York
Posts: 4,426
I didnt like tomatoes as a kid, but over time the taste grew on me.
Like them raw in salads on sandwiches
Love them cooked in sauces
larry_stewart is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2021, 07:11 PM   #10
Sous Chef
 
GinnyPNW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2021
Location: Somewhere in the PNW
Posts: 877
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vinylhanger View Post
I love them, but they seem to be causing inflammation in my hands.

Never noticed it before, but I've been experimentingand it seems to be the culprit.
Oh, my! I would be concerned that there might be similar issues in the GI? Do you have issues with other nightshades? It isn't uncommon.
__________________
Romaine Calm and Carrot On
Dogs aren't my whole life, but they do make my life whole!
GinnyPNW is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2021, 07:48 PM   #11
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 4,127
Here is an idea that may work for you, or not.
Let's say tomatoes cause the inflammation while science says it is anti-inflammatory.


So logically, and methodically, you go on a very strict anti-inflammation elimination diet. You try it and you get mixed results. Is it the cooked tomatoes, or the fresh tomatoes.


Is it all nightshades or just tomatoes, so you try potatoes or peppers.
It takes a long time to get through all the weeks it takes to get a good idea of what you are eating and seeing and feeling the inflammation.


So to make things go a little quicker, do something that appears to be clearer. Fast completely, water only until your symptoms are not there. (people talk about how a complete fast before surgery relieves all their inflammation arthritis pain, often)
Try things one at a time and watch the symptoms.


If someone only fasts for 24 hours, then has relief of symptoms, then it might go faster to get some idea of what the problem is.



The immune system seems to over react to everything if you have leaky gut, especially proteins and mistaking those for parts of your own body. Fats are inflammatory, so just having fat with anything will cause some inflammation. That complicates everything. Anyways, if you figure out was is causing the inflammation then more power to you.
__________________
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7C0MFr46WKA
Check out NutritionFacts.org for the latest in nutrition research.
blissful is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2021, 08:14 PM   #12
Chef Extraordinaire
 
taxlady's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: near Montreal, Quebec
Posts: 26,745
Send a message via Skype™ to taxlady
I like tomato, but not overly tomatoey sauces. I don't eat cooked tomatoes, because they definitely aggravate my arthritis, as does eating too much potato, though potato with no skins is much less of a problem.

I do eat Italian food. In the better Italian restos around here, there are a number of dishes that don't have tomato, e.g., carbonara, fettuccine Alfredo, and dishes that the various restos invent.
__________________
May you live as long as you wish and love as long as you live.
Robert A. Heinlein
taxlady is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2021, 08:19 PM   #13
Head Chef
 
KatyCooks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Hampshire
Posts: 1,209
Not to be sharing too much information, but am I the only one who finds that regular intake of tomatoes (particularly raw) keeps me... um... regular?
KatyCooks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2021, 08:22 PM   #14
Head Chef
 
Linda0818's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Posts: 1,212
Quote:
Originally Posted by KatyCooks View Post
Not to be sharing too much information, but am I the only one who finds that regular intake of tomatoes (particularly raw) keeps me... um... regular?
Wish it did! As much as I consume tomatoes, if that were the case, I'd never have gut issues

But for some people, it just may work.
Linda0818 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2021, 08:40 PM   #15
Head Chef
 
KatyCooks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Hampshire
Posts: 1,209
Quote:
Originally Posted by Linda0818 View Post
Wish it did! As much as I consume tomatoes, if that were the case, I'd never have gut issues

But for some people, it just may work.
I just need to eat half an uncooked tomato a day and no issues at all. But if I go away for a few days and no tomato? I will suffer the consequences.
KatyCooks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2021, 08:46 PM   #16
Head Chef
 
Linda0818's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Posts: 1,212
Quote:
Originally Posted by KatyCooks View Post
I just need to eat half an uncooked tomato a day and no issues at all. But if I go away for a few days and no tomato? I will suffer the consequences.
Very interesting. Guess that means you'll have to keep eating those 'maters
Linda0818 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2021, 08:50 PM   #17
Head Chef
 
KatyCooks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Hampshire
Posts: 1,209
Quote:
Originally Posted by Linda0818 View Post
Very interesting. Guess that means you'll have to keep eating those 'maters
You know it Linda!

I've been growing them every summer for the past few years.
KatyCooks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2021, 08:52 PM   #18
Head Chef
 
Linda0818's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Posts: 1,212
Quote:
Originally Posted by KatyCooks View Post
You know it Linda!

I've been growing them every summer for the past few years.
There's nothing better than homegrown tomatoes.
Linda0818 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2021, 09:03 PM   #19
Head Chef
 
KatyCooks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Hampshire
Posts: 1,209
Quote:
Originally Posted by Linda0818 View Post
There's nothing better than homegrown tomatoes.
100% agreed.

Going back to the original poster/question of this thread. Andy M asked a pertinent question but doesn't appear to have had a response.

Nobody has come in and said they hate/dislike tomatoes either.

Maybe in the face of overwhelming tomato support, the OP has backed away.
KatyCooks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2021, 09:22 PM   #20
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Park Drive Bar/Grill Los Angeles
Posts: 13,506
I love too
roadfix is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
tomato, tomatoes

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:40 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.