My husband hates macaroni and cheese. He says he saw some experiment in school involving yeast that just grossed him out permanently, and that’s what he associates it with. [tiny violin]So that’s why I hardly ever get to eat one of my favorite foods…[/tiny violin]
Also peas; he doesn’t like the way they pop in his mouth.
I don’t like mac and cheese earlier. (Someone way back posted a link to an article linking food dislikes to some sort of childhood bad memory.) I have a distinct memory of vomiting up mac and cheese as a child, so that’s it…no mac and cheese for me.
Which is strange, because I like pasta and I like cheese. Go figure. The brain, she is funny sometimes.
I get the impression she doesn’t like to eat much in the first place, if her list is that restrictive of anything that actually has flavor.
My SO is pretty catholic in what she likes; her big triggers are some of the more egregious artificial flavors (she can’t abide flavored coffee, for example), and some particularly strong flavored things like gorgonzola or blue cheese. She’s not at all averse to spicy/picante foods, but she doesn’t much care for hot sauce- I think it’s the combination of heat, pepper flavor and vinegar that she doesn’t care for.
So ultimately, I’m totally on my own if I want classic Buffalo-style hot wings.
Neither of us is very fond of offal, although I’m more likely to not gag if served pate or something along those lines.
Oh… she won’t eat beef enchiladas with chili gravy anymore. Something about the time we had that for dinner while she was pregnant, and then she had such a violent morning sickness (in the evening) bout that she puked it up through nose and mouth at the same time.
— Okra, but we’re on the same page about that, so it’s all good.
— Pickled relish, because she’s some sort of insane person.
— Sausage gravy (see prior comment re insanity).
— Raisins, because she’s not that insane.
Considering that The Incomparable Sunflower comes from a household where her father was a very super picky eater, she has made great strides in the 44 years we have been a couple. We all have things that we like and dislike, but she has been more than willing to try things.
She will not (after a few tries at it) eat Beef Liver. At a Crawfish boil, she just said no.
We had an episode of food poisoning from Famous Dave’s and she will no longer eat coleslaw.