Is there any kind of food you have never tried?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

Jennybee224:  I have never eaten anchovies or sardines, and I refuse to, but DH swears they are the best. He puts anchovies on his pizza, and I want to barf every time.

Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

No. I love food, and I will always try something at least once – except maybe some of the extremely exotic items out there, like live squid. If it’s dead, safe, not gonna make me cry from the spice, and prepared properly, I’m game. I’d never knock something before trying it.

DH is a picky eater and he used to refuse to try things even if he never had it or hadn’t had it in decades. It really bothered me because food is a big deal, and always has been for me. He now tries everything at least once, and he has found new foods he really enjoys!

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

I haven’t tried blue cheese or any of the super stinky ones. I just can’t do it. I am not a big dairy/cheese person to begin with, though.

I am super surprised your parents never fed you broccoli lol. I actually quite like it. I was exposed to a whole variety of foods as a kid.. some I liked, some I didn’t.

I also haven’t tried more exotic meats like ostrich, camel, frogs, etc… and I don’t really plan to either lol.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Jennybee224:  I had never eaten ceviche until last weekend. I thought it was straight up raw fish/shrimp in it & me & hubby don’t do raw stuff except med. rare red meat…. A very good friend finally explained the process to me (raw shrimp/fish going in is cooked by the acid in the lime juice so not raw but not traditionally cooked either) and we made some- sooo delicious!!!!!

DH won’t even touch avocado’s, much less eat them! He grabbed me one at the store last week & I told him I was so proud of him for touching an avocado for me… He laughed…Never touched the thing, said he picked it up with an inside out bag like dog poo… sheesh!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Christmas Tree Farm

I’ve never had a stawberry.

My mom is allergic, so we didn’t have them in the house when I was growing up. I guess I grew up so used to not having them, that I never really thought about trying them once I moved out.

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Most seafood I’ve never tried. Some of them, just the smell makes me desperately ill, like Mussels. My brother had mussels on my 21st birthday and I vomited on the way home just from the smell of them on his breath.<br /><br />Seafood smells make me sick.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Never had steak, shrimp, lobster, lamb, or any other type of animal that you wouldn’t usually give to a child under 5.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

 

VivienMarcheline:  just curious- why would you not give those foods to a child under five? I loooooved shrimp when I was a little kid (and still do.)

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I will absolutely try anything once.  I don’t think grown-ups should be picky about things you’ve never even tried.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall

Oysters… I just… that doesn’t look like food!!

I eat the crap outta broccoli though.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’ll try anything once, as long as it’s not an insect or still alive when it goes it my mouth.  I have eaten squid that was still wriggling on the table, but the sashimi parts had been cut off, so the part you ate wasn’t still moving.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

I’ll try pretty much anything once (as long as it meets health and safety standards of course). How could I say I don’t like it if I’ve never tried it?

Also, I’m a huge advocate of giving your kids exactly what you’re eating for dinner, just in smaller portions. There is absolutely no reason for them not to eat a variety of foods, especially before they’ve been taught not to like something with no basis. So when Mr. H and I have little Halperts, they’ll get what we get. I can picture it now on the playground: “My mom makes the BEST tofu and vegetables!” lol. Hopefully they’ll be adventurous eaters too.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Another vote for oysters. What aggie2010 said is absolutely true! lol

Oh, and I absolutely draw the line at really exotic stuff like fried grasshoppers. No way. Uh-uh. I’d rather starve. 

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