The Gleeful Gourmand: A Detestable P.S.

Friday, August 19, 2011

A Detestable P.S.

So with my momnesia working in overdrive, I forgot three important tastes that I cannot stand, and ones that if I see as part of a dish on a menu I will avoid at all costs:

1) Dill. Another strong tasting herb to me. I'm just not a fan. I love pickles, but not if they're dilled. If I see dill is a major herb in a dish, I will skip right over it on the menu. And the same goes for ---

2) Sun-Dried Tomatoes. I know. You all are going crazy right now aren't you? I've thrown two tastes out there that you probably love. I mean, sun-dried tomatoes are everywhere. But I find them chewy, and bitter, and just plain awful. And here's the interesting thing: I LOVE tomatoes. I can't get enough of them. I practically eat them every single day. But sun-dried is just plain bad to me.

3) Olives. Olives are literally repulsive to me. They are too briny, too strong. Tapenade makes me want to throw the heck up.

My friend Lesley also sent me this link to an article in the New York Times about the psychology of hating cilantro. It's an excellent insight, and even further validation! Thanks Lesley! Click here to read it.

I also want to mention that there are several other flavors and tastes that I have hated, but gotten over due to continuous trying. Here are a few: capers, escargot (I know, how is that different from oysters, etc.? It's not, and I don't know how to answer that question, sorry), brussels sprouts, and chives (what is it with me and strong-tasting herbs?).

As always, I love comments. Any tastes that you used to hate that you love now? Post them!


Elizabeth Wilson said...

I totally agree with you on sun dried tomatoes.

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