Welcome to another weekend-only post, which I’ll be alternating with the Weekend Nosh (formerly quick bite). I’d like to get a good dialogue going of various food related topics. Please leave a comment to join the conversation!
The inaugural question: What food/kinds of food do you refuse to eat and why?
Now, as a food writer I try not to have any mental blocks when it comes to trying out new food, but there are those few dishes that, for a variety of reasons, I will not consume.
1) Snails. This has nothing to do with them grossing me out. Quite the contrary, I adore snails. I think they’re adorable and I go out of my way to assist them out of harms way when they emerge after a good rain. It is due to my unadulterated love for snails that I just cannot bring myself to eat them. No matter how much butter and garlic they’re drenched in.
2) Horse, snake, cat and dog. See above. (Does not apply to guinea pigs. I’d totally eat those suckers)
There are definitely a few items out there in food land I’d be wary to try like bugs, chicken feet and lotus root, but under the right circumstances and in the right company I could probably be persuaded to at least give a nibble.
So, how about you? Controversial foie gras? Meat as a boycott to the meat industry? Bok choy because it gives you bad dreams? Texture issues with squid? Share your Will Not Ever Eat lists by leaving a comment below!