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Old 02-12-2019, 06:07 PM
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I have a nausea reaction to most food popular in the post wwII era -- canned creamed spinach, baloney sandwiches on white bread with bright yellow mustard, chemical-dyed synthetic-flavored candy and desserts, hot dogs, tuna salad, I could go on. Food terrified me as a child because it all was so horrible. I survived by eating my grandmother's made-from-scratch cooking and grazing in her garden and orchard. I often went hungry when I wasn't at her house.

Besides those things, the smell of bananas will drive me out of the room, and I have never been able to like asparagus. All other fruits and vegetables are fine. I also can't eat bivalves -- the sandy gristly chewy thing, not the taste. Univalves and crustaceans are a-okay. Although I will eat pureed things I can't think of a pureed dining experience I've ever cared for.
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Old 02-12-2019, 06:09 PM
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I think bell pepper and cilantro are two of the foods that literally taste completely different for a minority of the population. It is a genetic thing.
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Old 02-12-2019, 10:28 PM
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Old 02-13-2019, 09:54 AM
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Shellfish. Even when I ate meat and fish, I could not stand shellfish. A co-worker once assured me her salad was "pasta and vegetables," I took one bite and spit it out. "There's shellfish in this." She replied "Oh, you can't taste the little bit of crab meat in it."

You wanna bet? Tastes like something that went bad. I'm just glad I'm not violently allergic to it like some people.
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Old 02-13-2019, 10:22 AM
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Cauliflower. Liver, specially pork liver. Make this most kinds of offal. Brain!!! Specially lamb, sheep, goat, cattle... makes me sick just to think of it. Bananas, I ate too many as a child. Most peppers, they spoil every dish they come in contact with. Corn, except sometimes popcorn at the movies.
I used to really not like spinach or chard, but I found good recipes for them in the meantime: it was my mother's faulty cooking. Now I only refuse frozen spinach.
Most things served in Dutch take away shops (frituur): even the fries are often mediocre.
Bad bread and pastries, the frozen kind that gets reheated in shops that pretend to be bakeries. That is a plague in Europe in general and its hotels in particular.
The sour cream Russians put on top of soups, smetana they call it. Spoils the best soups, specially the good mushroom soup they are so good at.
Natto. And umeboshi. But I'll keep on giving them a chance every now and then. Japanese love them and in general their cuisine is fantastic. Only those two items I do not get at all.
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Old 02-13-2019, 11:08 AM
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Anise. Most disgusting flavor ever. Licorice or Absinthe. Bleah.
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Old 02-13-2019, 11:32 AM
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Forgot milk, beetroot and brussels sprouts, I eat them so seldomly that I had to read about them in other posts to remember how little I can stand them.
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Old 02-13-2019, 01:58 PM
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I'm not a fan of organ meats, weird/unusual body parts, like liver, brians, intestines, testicles, tongue and penis. Count me out for insects as well.

I like everything else and all styles of cuisine from around the world, as my waistline will attest to.
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Old 02-13-2019, 02:48 PM
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I'm not a fan of organ meats, weird/unusual body parts, like liver, brians, intestines, testicles, tongue and penis. Count me out for insects as well.
Are these really popular among the people you know?
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One more thing I don't like that seemingly everyone else likes: beans/peas.

Ok, I like black beans, lentils and green peas. And I'll eat the occasional green bean, which isn't really a bean, but the pod around undeveloped beans.

But try being a Texan who doesn't like pinto beans or black-eyed peas! Lima beans, kidney beans, red beans, ranch style beans are all nopes for me.

I do like baked beans but that's because you've covered up the bean flavor with so much brown sugar, mustard and bacon that you can't anything else.
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Old 02-13-2019, 05:39 PM
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Brussels sprouts for me. And everybody that loves (not just likes) them tells me it's just because I haven't had them cooked right. Yes I have, and they are still little bitter pills of death.
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Old 02-13-2019, 07:23 PM
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I was going to say brussels sprouts. But, then again, surely no one could possibly like those evil little f*ckers.

Other than those - strong spirits. I'll drink wine, beer, port, cider - but detest whiskey, brandy etc. Maybe it's the alcohol content I have an issue with.
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Old 02-13-2019, 09:43 PM
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Anything related to hot dogs including hot dogs!
Same with sauerkraut, relish, coleslaw etc. ( yet I’ll eat kielbasa, kimchee, half sour pickles, so shades of difference, go figure).
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Old 02-13-2019, 10:51 PM
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Bacon. I do not get why people praise pieces of salty, chemical-laden mixed slimy fat and tough muscle. Just makes no sense to me. I dislike bacon for itself, but hate it for all the whoop-de-doo eveeryone makes over it. It's salty fatty tough meat; get over yourselves, people!

Bananas. Long story why the smell makes my stomach flip; I won't bore you with it.

Watermelon. Water is the operative word here, though there's a cloying sweetness with an odd after-taste.

Guac. Stop ruining the perfection of avocados by mixing them into something that looks like what I scrape off the bottom of my shoes.

Cream-style corn. I don't need my food pre-digested. Ditto for similar "creamed" foods.

All boiled leafy vegetables.

Broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts.

I don't get why people make such a big thing about how much capsican they've habituated themselves to. If you don't even notice Cayenne pepper, that doesn't impress me.

Bacon. Did I mention bacon. Yeah, bacon most of all.

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Old 02-13-2019, 11:20 PM
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But try being a Texan who doesn't like pinto beans or black-eyed peas! Lima beans, kidney beans, red beans, ranch style beans are all nopes for me.
Hey, I was right there with ya for most of my life. I didn't like either whole, but I liked refried beans. I missed a New Year's Eve dinner as a teenager because I refused to eat black eyed peas.

But as I got older, I realized that I just didn't like them flavorless. Put enough onions and jalapenos in the pot, and they're great.

Similarly, I didn't think I liked brussels sprouts until last year. Then, I had them halved, battered and deep fried. It turns out that I liked them, but most people have no idea how to prepare them well.
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Old 02-14-2019, 12:42 AM
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Eggs. This makes it difficult for me to get a decent breakfast in any hotel restaurant, diner, and truck stop in North America. Everything seems to come with "two eggs, any style." I make do with coffee, juice, toast or some other baked good, and bacon or sausage. But damn! Why must eggs accompany every breakfast? Why can they not be added as an extra, instead of being the default breakfast food?

Buffalo wings. They were okay to begin with, but after years of beer-league softball, after which wings, and only wings, were the preferred snack of everybody on the team, I loathe them. Heck, my local sports bar (at which I am a regular) has trained its bartenders not to ask me, when I walk in on Wing Night, "Hey, what kinda wings you want?" After a couple of, shall we say, salty retorts, they have learned not to ask me about wings.
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Old 02-14-2019, 02:25 AM
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Avocado- why in hell is this even considered food? Satan's pus filled scrotum
Ketchup-nasty corn syrup with "tomato" added, Satan's semen
Green olives-again, why in hell are these disgusting things considered food? Satan's pickled testicles
You sure seem to have a intimate familiarity with The Dark Lord's dangly bits.
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Old 02-14-2019, 02:47 AM
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I think every one in my family likes Sandwich Spread for hamburger. Not me. Mustard is the right condiment.
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Old 02-14-2019, 07:22 AM
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Tomatoes -- Don't get me wrong -- a thin slice on a bagel with lox, onion and cream cheese, or on a sandwich is fine. I don't like big chunks of tomato in a salad.
Green, Red, sweet peppers, and pimentos (spicy peppers, like Jalapenos are fine, though nowadays, they tend to disagree with my digestion).
Venison
Cooked carrots, cooked peas, sauteed onions (raw is fine for all of those)
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Old 02-14-2019, 11:05 AM
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Overly "veiny" leafy vegetebles, especially in salads. With some bags of prefabricated salad, might see me discarding a third of the contents because I just don't like the look of some of the lettuce. The outer, greener part of Romaine lettuce makes me skeeve the most.

Brussels sprouts look like little alien skulls to me.
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Old 02-14-2019, 02:38 PM
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I first encountered the stuff when I visited South Korea. Korean food had been described as the hardest for Westerners to get used to, and I was living in Japan at that time. I'll second that. But I only fell ill in Korea - and really ill - after I got tired of chilli with and in everything, and had some fried chicken that turned out to be underdone.

Japan has a lot of Korean restaurants, so I ran into kimchi again and again. Initially I though it was awful, but finally I got used to it, and up to a point I like it. But it was a long journey.

Many of the posts cover sushi and fish. I discovered sushi in Japan, and loved it. One thing is that it does not smell or taste fishy, and fried fish does. I'll eat it, but I'm not wild about most kinds of fish, despite the health benefits. Anyway, I appreciate that many don't like sishi, or fish for that matter.
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Old 02-14-2019, 02:39 PM
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I think every one in my family likes Sandwich Spread for hamburger. Not me. Mustard is the right condiment.
Ohmigawd, that is one thing that haunts me from youth. Sandwich spread, Heinz salad dressing and fish paste. The latter was used to make disgusting sandwiches.
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Brussels sprouts for me. And everybody that loves (not just likes) them tells me it's just because I haven't had them cooked right. Yes I have, and they are still little bitter pills of death.
I have happy memories - NOT! - of Brussels sprouts and cabbage as a child. Later my tastes changed and sprouts were OK, but it helped if they were properly cooked. Try very salty water and then fry them briefly in butter.

Cabbage - I only changed my mind about it after encountering cuisines that know how to cook vegetables. Many people don't like spinach. Same thing, it depends how you cook it.
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Old 02-14-2019, 02:51 PM
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Canned tuna or salmon (I'm good with the real stuff)

Mayo, mustard and ketchup. (and relish)

Olives
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Old 02-14-2019, 02:59 PM
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It's funny what people like and dislike. Sometimes it's an age thing. As a kid I was very picky. Now I eat just about anything. I have encountered some weird things over the years, especially in Asia. Some of the fish products are unbelievable. And Japanese natto is just something else - it was described as "rotted soya beans", and I won't argue with that. The taste is something like a Camembert that is about two weeks too old. The texture is truly disgusting. Most Japanese girls say they like the slimy texture. I'll omit the obvious comment.

Not being a Murrican, I find peanut butter truly awful. And I dislike canned tuna. The stuff sometimes turns up on pizza, unfortunately.

Roast anything is probably the national disk in the UK, but I increasingly dislike the smell of meat cooking . I eat it, but dislike the smell.

Ethnic food? I love most of it, but not okra. The taste is fine, but the slimy texture makes me think the cook (male, of course) played a practical joke.

One odd thing is that I love chocolatae and coffee but but don't like things with a coffee flavor and am not wild about chocolate cake.

I seem to have acquired an allergy to some nuts and there is a cross-allergy to apples, which is a nuisance.

I have had escargots (snails) once or twice, which took some effort. If you think of them as land shrimps then it gets easier.

For a long time I hated a runny egg yolk and always had hard-boiled eggs and fried eggs done really well.

I truly hate anything with anise or aniseed in it. So no ouzo, raki or Pernod.
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Old 02-14-2019, 03:02 PM
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I'm not a fan of organ meats, weird/unusual body parts, like liver, brians, intestines, testicles, tongue and penis. Count me out for insects as well.

I like everything else and all styles of cuisine from around the world, as my waistline will attest to.
Agreed! I eat tongue, liver and kidney, don't want to eat heart, and will not even look at brains, intestines or testicles. as for eating a penis - ??????????????
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You sure seem to have a intimate familiarity with The Dark Lord's dangly bits.
Sigh, don't forget the brownie mix, ball gags and clown porn ;-)

Nah, just what I'd imagine them to be like.
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Old 02-15-2019, 03:09 AM
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Seconded!
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Old 02-15-2019, 03:20 AM
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I have a nausea reaction to most food popular in the post wwII era -- canned creamed spinach, baloney sandwiches on white bread with bright yellow mustard, chemical-dyed synthetic-flavored candy and desserts, hot dogs, tuna salad, I could go on. Food terrified me as a child because it all was so horrible. I survived by eating my grandmother's made-from-scratch cooking and grazing in her garden and orchard. I often went hungry when I wasn't at her house.
I am not yet Mr. Organic but I find it hard, if not impossible, to take some of the really synthetic-looking and tasting goop that gets served up as processed food or fast food. And I reserve a special place in hell for some canned vegetables, such as peas and spinach. Book another slot for a good deal of commercial baked goods, such as Twinkies (yup, I managed to find them, and wished I hadn't.) Pringles chips; like some other varieties of chips, either tasteless cardboard or cardboard with a searing chemical flavoring.

I don't touch sodas of any kind unless I have no choice, I find them repellent. Coke or Pepsi? I prefer my teeth the way they are. Why drink something that dissolves bloodstains?

Post-WW2? In the UK there was a phase of "feed the proles right" that was still going when I was young. Two things stand out in my memory: the concentrated orange juice that was more like a sticky, sweet syrup with a horrible chemical back-taste. Almost as bad as the other half of this dynamic due: cod liver oil. Yeeeech.

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Old 02-15-2019, 07:05 AM
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I first encountered the stuff when I visited South Korea. Korean food had been described as the hardest for Westerners to get used to
Huh. I had never really thought of that--it seems to be a popular mainstream Asian cuisine here, and especially common now with hipsters and their fusion food trucks. I can see some of the banchan and I guess the kimchi being a bit weird (though my Polish dad never really flinched at kim chi, coming from a sauerkraut eating culture.) But the popular Korean dishes, like their barbecue, bulgogi, bimbim bap, etc. seems to work fine with mainstream tastes. That said, maybe once we stray beyond the mainstream Korean items in America, it is trickier. I'm wondering what world cuisine I would describe as being more challenging for an average Westerner.
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Old 02-15-2019, 07:11 AM
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I mean, there's nothing I really dislike or won't eat, but I just don't get popcorn.
Thank god it's not just me.

Also, crisps (potato chips) and nuts. Just seem rather pointless.

Oh, and chocolate brownies. Just dense stodge to me - give me a light, fluffy cake any day.

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Fresh tomatoes, usually. We had a huge garden growing up, and all the tomatoes we ate were either canned by mom or fresh from the garden. Pick them early in the day before it got too hot to work in the garden, chill them in the fridge, slice them, sprinkle on some salt and eat. Wonderful. Now that I don't have a garden, and few of my friends do either, fresh tomatoes, whether at someone's home or a restaurant are terrible. Not only do they not taste good, they turn my stomach. So they get picked out of salads and left off sandwiches.

Peppermint. I think this one can be attributed to association. What is the first thing I think of when I smell or taste peppermint? Pepto Bismol, and all the reasons for taking it in the first place.
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Old 02-15-2019, 08:29 AM
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[QUOTE=pulykamell;21489562 I'm wondering what world cuisine I would describe as being more challenging for an average Westerner.[/QUOTE]

What's an average Westerner though? Most every Western country has their own adopted foreign food style, or some sort of fusion/creole derived from somewhere else.

England has curries, France has Maghreb food, the Netherlands has Indonesian food (rijsttafel), Germany has Turkish, the US has all sorts of stuff- Creole, Cajun, Tex-Mex, Cal-Mex, and unusual fusions like Viet-Cajun in Houston. The common thread as best as I can tell, is that they're all Eurasian, more or less (I'm counting N. Africa and the Middle east in there)

If I had to guess, I'd think that sub-Saharan African cuisine would be the most foreign, as it seems to be a culinary tradition that's not quite as Eurasian, either directly or via colonization as the rest.
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Tomatoes. Ketchup and pasta sauce are fine, though.
Strawberries. I don't mind them, but they do nothing for me.
Watermelon.
Coffee.
Alcohol.
Seafood.


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Shellfish - any variety

Smells delightful while cooking. Tastes god awful.
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Hey, I was right there with ya for most of my life. I didn't like either whole, but I liked refried beans. I missed a New Year's Eve dinner as a teenager because I refused to eat black eyed peas.

But as I got older, I realized that I just didn't like them flavorless. Put enough onions and jalapenos in the pot, and they're great.
Nope, didn't like refried beans either. And ranch style beans (tm) are basically pinto beans with BBQ seasoning.

I try to eat a little of the beans when I get Tex-Mex because beans are actually good for you. But I never get more than a taste or two before noping out.
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Nope, didn't like refried beans either. And ranch style beans (tm) are basically pinto beans with BBQ seasoning.

I try to eat a little of the beans when I get Tex-Mex because beans are actually good for you. But I never get more than a taste or two before noping out.
I'm curious- have you ever had fresh blackeyed peas? They're very different than dried ones, at least to my taste buds. They lack that weird earthy taste (dirt-like to me).
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Raspberries. I don't like the taste or the smell. Mind you, I love all other berries.

And coconut anything. Taste, smell, and texture. 'Tis the devil's food.
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Rhubarb. I ate it when I was small, but what was I thinking? Blech. The local store throw rhubarb into all it's pies claiming to make them healthier, instead of the real reason - it's cheaper than out of season berries. They used to make good pies. Sigh.
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Rhubarb. I ate it when I was small, but what was I thinking? Blech. The local store throw rhubarb into all it's pies claiming to make them healthier, instead of the real reason - it's cheaper than out of season berries. They used to make good pies. Sigh.
I love, love, love rhubarb. One of the joys of moving to Indiana is the easy availability of rhubarb pie at mom-and-pop diners all over.
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I have never liked guacamole, so I figured I didn't like avocados. I recently ate a slice of avocado, and it wasn't bad, just a bit greasy. It occurred to me that it was the cilantro in the guac that I hated!

Another poster described cilantro as tasting like vomit. I don't taste that, but it's sort of soapy, rotten grapefruity, with strong notes of stinkbug, catalpa blooms, and paperwhite narcissus. It overwhelms anything it's added to.
For those of you unfamiliar with catalpas and paperwhites, they stink extremely sweetly.

There really aren't that many other things I can't eat. Sweet potatoes are one of them. A taste of them when I was a child would make me want to puke. Now, they aren't that bad, but I still don't like them.

Brussels sprouts are iffy. If they would just taste like the little cabbages they resemble all would be well! Sometimes they're good and sometimes they're vile.
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Old 02-17-2019, 02:23 AM
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Oh another US thing is the herb , fennel I think, that gets added
by the ton to sausages around here, particularly to Italian Sausage. I am not a fan, and never encountered it anywhere else. Including in Italy (though I've not travelled to extensively in Italy, I guess it's based on a regional dish that just became "Italian Sausage" in the states)
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It’s fennel seed (so technically a spice.) It is used in a type of cured sausage/salami in Italy called Finnichiona. Don’t know where the blueprint for the fresh fennel sausage that you commonly get in the States comes from, though.
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Oh, and given the genesis of many Italian-American foods, my guess is the blueprint for US Italian sausage is probably based on some Sicilian or Southern Italian fresh sausage. Why that became the predominant sausage in America, I'd be interested to find out.
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WHY are you imagining that sort of thing???

Because when I was forced to gag those items down as a child, thats the first thought that would come to mind, "this must be what satan's naughty parts are like", or something close to that anyway. That's just how vile and revolting they are to me.

On the other hand, I do like brussel sprouts. I don't give crap to people who don't, they are bitter.
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