I’ve mentioned previously that I have a few – ahem – issues when it comes to certain foods. I was discussing this the other day and trying to ‘rationalise’ my aversions (as you do!). And in case you were wondering, the conversation in question centred around tomato juice which, quite frankly, terrifies me!
“My food foibles can be divided into categories,” I explained.
Stuff that looks like it did when it was alive
I don’t like shellfish… in fact any meat still on the bone or in a shell puts me off. I’m a rabid carnivore so it’s not a humanitarian thing… just the ick factor.
Messy stuff you eat with your fingers
Yet another reason I don’t like meat on bones and the like. The notion of picking up a lobster or chicken leg and gnawing at it really freaks me out. Plus I HATE having dirty hands. On rare occasions I have eaten with my fingers I’m prone to need to wash/wipe them after each mouthful which makes for very cumbersome dining!
Stuff that creeps me out
- Obviously the tomato juice falls into this category. My niece loved tomato juice as a kid and it took all of my willpower not to look at that habit as something akin to vampire/cult blood drinking and just a step up from microwaving kittens (*think I read about that in a book once, not something I came up with myself. I promise!).
- Mushrooms and other plant-like food – like lettuce, bok choy, kale and other bits of grass should also remain in the ground where they’re meant to live. They should not grace my plate. Mushrooms are just kinda dirty to me and well…ummm… creepy. As for the green leafy stuff. Why? Is all I ask.
- Broccoli and cauliflower also feature in this category. I’ve said it before but will mention it again that both remind me of the human brain and I almost gag at the concept. And the fact that I found this broccoli picture below (compliments of merlinace.com), and Halloween pictures of cauliflower oozing red food colouring during my Google searches are evidence that IT’S NOT JUST ME who feels this way!
Of course I don’t really eat fruit and there’s a myriad of other veges I don’t like, but that’ll do for now. You know… just in case you were thinking of inviting me over for dinner. 😉
Do you have food foibles?
Are they stranger than mine?