Back in December I was in Bath & Body Works stocking up on hand soap and I bought this:
I recently started using it in the kitchen and I love the way it smells. Actually, I like the smell and taste of pear "stuff," especially in my sauvignon blanc, but I canNOT eat an actual pear. I think it's the texture and it kinda grosses me out. This got me thinking about other food oddities.
Bananas. I'll eat bananas, though they're not my favorite, but I can't stand banana flavored things. And really, banana flavored things seem so over-the-top. Exceptions: I do like banana bread, and I LOVE plantains, maybe because they're usually doctored up with not-good-for-you seasonings. And speaking of not-good-for-you, I also really like the Bananas Foster dessert at Brennan's in New Orleans, but I'm not likely to order it anywhere else, and don't even attempt to get me to eat a banana split. Blech. ***Holy shit, I just found out that Brennan's is closed. This makes me sad. Aaron and I have very fond memories of that place and here's a picture of us there for our anniversary in 2012.
Broccoli and cauliflower. Do not even try to tell me that if I like one I should like the other. No. I love broccoli: raw or cooked. I despise cauliflower. I cannot stand it. Cauliflower could go to Asshole Island and I'd be perfectly happy. Perhaps I should seek therapy over my intense hatred of cauliflower. Full disclosure: a couple weeks ago Amy D made a cauliflower soup but fortunately I didn't know that's what it was before I ate it. It was all garlicky and shit, though, so that makes everything better.
Strawberries. I really like fresh strawberries and I like strawberry jam (especially homemade), but I do NOT like strawberry ice cream or candy or drinks or desserts. True story: when we were kids and we'd go out to eat at Elby's Big Boy (as it was known in PA), the only thing my brother would eat was strawberry pie. I mean that was his dinner. Yuck. Anyway, I have an exception to this rule as well: the strawberry balsamic martini at Marcella's is one of my favorite drinks ever. Of course, Marcella's is on the Restaurant Odyssey and at our pace, we won't get there until a year from now.
I know I'm not the only person who has quirks about food, so tell me yours!
For this week's #backthatazzup entry, follow my train of thought here. "Banana" made me think of Bananarama and I chose "Cruel Summer" because right about now I'm dreaming of summer.
Yes yes yes I have so many, I am stealing this post idea for the future.ReplyDelete
I also really love the pear foaming hand soap but cannot eat a pear outright...but am interested in trying pears in dessert form. Weird?
Just stopping by from the Friday link up and duuuuude, I am the same way about apples. I love the taste and smell of everything apple except for apples! LOLReplyDelete
Agree on all but the cauliflower thing. I do not like the texture of an orange, clementines are OK, but not the orange. I wish I did not love sweets and carbs so much.ReplyDelete
Love, Steph's Momma
Very interesting about the orange vs. clementine!Delete
i cannot eat red meat. i can eat tacos. but never steak. it's like i am afraid of it or something. and pear texture is weird, but i do love the smell!ReplyDelete
I share your issues with strawberry and banana-flavored things. Love the actual fruit, hate the flavored shit. I have tomato issues. Will eat ketchup, pizza/spaghetti sauce, etc. but won't eat actual tomatoes UNLESS they are cut in very small pieces in salsa or bruschetta.ReplyDelete
I will not touch raw or sauteed broccoli and I won't eat anything crunchy on my pizza (like onions or peppers). Seeded grapes can go to hell. Why do they even sell them? Who are these people eating grapes with seeds in them?!?!?
Haha, this goes right with my texture issues! I CANNOT eat a banana, is makes me gag. I like the smell. I enjoy banana Runts and Now & Laters. But a real banana.... gross!!ReplyDelete
I don't do cauliflower of any kind, and those cauliflower mashed that are popular- VOMIT
My husband likes peanut butter but nothing pb flavored. . .ReplyDelete
I forgot about peanut butter! I'm the same way. I'm now drafting another post for down the road with all the things I forgot to put in this one. Haha!Delete
I really don't like the texture of bananas....just weirds me out. I can see how you would feel that way about pears too- I don't mind pears, but I would prefer to eat them with cheese or something, as opposed to alone.ReplyDelete
I don't like strawberries (or any berry actually, blueberry blackberry raspberry) but I can do flavored berry things. like a strawberry smoothie.ReplyDelete
Banana flavored things are gross to me, but I'll eat a banana plain any day! You know about my obsession with cauliflower though haha!!ReplyDelete
I feel like the same way about Cauliflower except that I'm going to give it another try. So many recipes include that instead of something bad for you and I'm wondering if cheese on top of it will make me feel different. I'm drinking Kale… pretty sure nothing would surprise me at this point.ReplyDelete
I also hate almost all fruit-flavored things, and I don't like fruit with meat. I never want, like chocolates with raspberry filling or pork with sautéed apples on top. Although I like apple sauce? Huh, that's weird.ReplyDelete