There are some foods that I really, really, really want to like. I keep trying them in hopes that my tastes have changed, but I haven’t had any luck yet. I want to like these foods because other people love them, so I know I’m missing out, but… I CAN’T STAND THEM! Don’t worry over the picture, I like brussels sprouts now 🙂
- GOAT CHEESE: Oh, how I want to like goat cheese. I want to looove goat cheese. Everyone else does, and they look so happy eating it. It always comes on cheese plates. It comes on salads and pizzas too. But the taste of goat cheese completely repulses me. I can detect goat cheese in my food even if I don’t know it’s there, and my appetite goes kaput. Does anyone have a cure for this sickness??
- MINT: Why don’t I like fresh mint? It is paired with so many things that I love and want to fully enjoy- spicy Thai food, summer rolls, mojitos. Fresh mint is a real pain to pick out of food. My mint aversion allows me to imagine the true horror that people who don’t like cilantro go through. And those cilantro haters are really missing out!
- BELL PEPPERS: Bell peppers are so versatile and they come on so many things. They are generally easy to avoid, but I don’t want to have to avoid them. I want to make stuffed peppers. I want to enjoy gazpacho with all of its intended ingredients. I am not completely repulsed by the taste of peppers like I am with goat cheese or mint, but I don’t enjoy it and the taste tends to linger with me for the rest of the day.
- SALMON: Blech. Salty and fishy, not for me. But life would be so much easier if I liked salmon. I could enjoy lox on my cream cheese bagels instead of having to load up with tons of cucumbers to keep things interesting. I could order the salmon dish that appears on every menu I’ve ever read. I could cook something David really enjoys. I keep giving salmon a chance, but still no luck.
I’ll keep on trying these culinary foes, and hopefully you will see some of them featured here one day. My hopes are high. What foods are unbearable to you? Do you wish you liked them, or is that just me?