We all know that I love to eat and that since quitting smoking, I've developed quite the love affair with cooking new things, and it's so much fun for someone like me because I like a very wide range of foods. In fact, there are very few things that I still don't like to eat (though some of those I keep trying, just in case, for fear of missing out if my taste buds have changed).
The (Almost) Seven Foods I Don't Like
- Squid entrails (yes, previously mentioned, and if you remind me some other day, I'll tell you the long story of just where I was and why and with whom when I found out that this supposed delicacy is not for me).
- Fried eggs. To this day, this is a sore subject for me, and I'm sure it's more psychological than anything at this point, so I try sometimes. If not, I do like my eggs scrambled, hard boiled, soft boiled, in an omelet and even raw for dipping sukiyaki.
- Liver. Mainly because I've given it too much thought. I did, however, used to bring liver sausage on rye with a gherkin pickle sandwiches for lunch on occasion. No, I wasn't popular. That didn't help.
- Fish. I'm working on this. The right kind of fish made the right way (like Spiced Tilapia with Mango Black Bean Salsa) is OK, but I still can't think much about it while eating it.
- Milk. It's fine in coffee (because that's what lattes are made of, and lattes are directly from heaven) or in recipes in general, or even with just enough chocolate, but not in a glass to drink itself. Ew.
- Unagi / Eel. My Japanese hometown, Hamamatsu, is known for unagi, and you can smell the delicious sauce from the restaurants sometimes, but crunching those little bones makes me gag. Now, Unagi Pie, technically made from crushed up eel bones or something, is fabulous and tastes nothing like eel, at all. In fact, I thought they were being cute. Here's a website with pictures of both kinds and some of the other foods from my other home sweet home.
- Honestly, I can't think of one here. Sure, it's odd that I really don't love chicken (considering how much I cook it because there are so many good recipes that call for it and because Tom likes it), and it's true that spaghetti noodles with a tomato sauce is my least favorite combo (spaghetti noodles with a white and/or creamy sauce and something like penne noodles with a red sauce seem a better match to my mind), most things are not so bad that I can't enjoy eating them at all. I'm sure there is something else, but I'm at a loss. And I've gained 20+ pounds since quitting smoking, so clearly I'm liking lots of yummies.