SO/FI/DH's weird taste in food

posted 3 years ago in Cooking
Post # 3
1148 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

My DH really only “likes” a few limited food, so both eating at home and out can be tricky. For example, he doesn’t like anything spicy, anything saucy, anything with veges, extra garnishing, etc. So basically if we go to eat, he will get one of the following – pizza, a cheeseburger, cheese ravioli, shrimp scampi, or some other generic sandwich.

When eating at home, he usually just heats himself up some french fries or tots, and dumps loads of cheese on them (we work at a job that provides food, so the only days we really eat at home are when we don’t work). Or he’ll make a steak, cooked medium rare.

I sometimes wonder if part of the reason he doesn’t like a lot of variety is that he drinks a TON of Mt. Dew, usually a 24 pack or two a week. Does that kill taste buds too? For the record, I like a variety of foods, and have tried relentlessly to break him of his pop addiction.

Post # 4
6633 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Yep, only cheese he will eat is cheese on pizza or cheese on a taco. Other than that no cheese what so ever.  He doesn’t like any other kind of pasta other than spaghetti noodles. Anything else no way.  He won’t anything that is Chinese food or pretty much any other enthic food. 

Yeah life is no fun in the food department here unless meat and potatoes. 

Post # 5
7194 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

My DH puts ketchup on EVERYTHING. Even filet mignon.

Post # 6
4760 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I don’t think I could deal with such a picky DH.  We are both quite adventurous with food and I’m def more picky than he.

It’s very convenient having a DH that eats anything I put in front of him.

Post # 8
8282 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

My husband wants to eat meat everyday, and I just cannot do that. 

Post # 9
1040 posts
Bumble bee

I got lucky that my FI is a human garbage can. He’s helped open up my palate. But…

My friend is annoyingly picky.

-He wont eat CHEESEburgers: they only thing he wants on a burger, is meat and bun. 

-ABSOLUTELY NO VEGETABLES, except corn and potatoes.

-One time, I dyed mashed potatoes green with food coloring, and he refused to eat it.

-The only fruit he eats are orange gummy candies. If that counts as fruit… 

He basically only eats burgers/steak, chicken fingers/chicken breast, french fries (and they cant have parsley on them! Y’know how sometimes, “seasoned” fries have dried parsley? Nope. if that’s on there, he won’t touch them.) and mashed potatoes. 

In pictures, his lips look purple… I think he has massive vitamin deficiencies. *shrugs* He doesn’t seem to care though. He’s like a heartattack waiting to happen. Even though we’ve begged him to go get checked out.

However, my ex was an assh*le about food… he only eat hot dogs, ramen, cheeseburgers, chicken, and french fries. No rice. No mashed potatoes. No veggies. No fruit. While I dated him, I ate so poorly because it was such a pain to make 2 dinners. So glad THAT’S over… lol

Post # 10
7147 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

@trueblue14:  omg. Mine hates all vegetables except frozen peas. Seriously. I LOVE vegetables.he hates onions! Even cooked! He has the palate of a child. He loves dessert, and thinks he is entitled to a piece of pie and cookies after dinner every night. It’s cute but not healthy. 

We have totally different taste in food. I love to cook and bake but I don’t do it much, because he gets a funny look on his face over the ” new” food, like spinach. Lol. 🙂 

Post # 11
2740 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

@Rubbs:  My husband also likes all meals to include meat.  He’s not a picky eater otherwise, but when I was single I ate a lot of meatless meals and don’t do that anymore.

I don’t think I could be married to a super picky eater or somebody who didn’t like vegetables or otherwise had a little kid’s palate.  Or if I was, he would have to cook for himself.

Post # 12
186 posts
Blushing bee

Picky eating is a pretty huge pet peeve of mine, so I don’t think I could deal with living with someone who refused to eat a ton of stuff.

However, I cannot get my FI to eat a salad. I eat them everyday! They are so tasty. But he won’t go near one. Urgh. He has only recently got over eating other, cooked, green veggies. Broccoli was a huge challenge. LOL

Post # 13
389 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Wow, I’m lucky! my SO finds it hard if he goes a day without a really decent amount of fruit and veges! Suits me because I love being super healthy! Only thing is, I have to eat seafood when he’s not around – particularly shellfish, raw fish… I love seafood, especially growing up with pacific island family; SOcannot stand seafood. Ah well… He’s good with food otherwise.

Post # 14
3249 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Sigh.  This thread is painful reading for a foodie.

Post # 15
693 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

DH wasn’t too adventerous with foods, but I made it pretty clear that I wasn’t going to make multiple meals.  When I cook, its one meal.  If he wanted different, he could do it himself.  Luckily, it never came to that and he is always willing to try something new.  He also learned to cook pretty well through our relationship.

I grew up in a house where mom would make 3 different variations on a meal, and I always swore that I never would do that.

Post # 16
2516 posts
Sugar bee

I could never deal with a picky eater. I find picky eating to be really childish and unappreciative. I am thankful that SO will try anything at least a few times and join me in eating things that might make some people squeamish. He eats everything I put in front of him, even if it’s not his favorite. I see that as his way of thanking me for putting in the time and effort to make dinner.

I also feel bad for picky eaters. They’re missing out on the best stuff!

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