WashingtonPost.com has an interesting article on adults who are picky eaters.
As a former (really really bad case) picky eater and current (mild case) picky eater, I found this article very interested.
As a wanna-be foodie, I regularly find myself in uncomfortable situations where I have to excuse myself or explain things I don't like.
I grew up with a very mild diet of potatoes, beef, chicken, pork chops, corn and green beans (canned) and spaghetti and variations of each of these. Sure there were some other things here and there, but mostly, that was it.
Since I moved to the Washington area, I have tried to make it a habit of at least trying new things when I have the opportunity. It's hard! There are things I really just don't want to deal with. But I have also been really suprised at times. Just recently (June), we were headed to an Indian restaurant and as we were pulling into the restaurant, I leaned over and said "We might have to stop at McD's on the way home, I have a feeling I'm not going to enjoy dinner." I was 100% suprised and totally enjoyed the food. I was so pleased with myself for trying the food and totally scarfing all the food down to the point of nearly bursting!!!! Yeah Me! We're going there again this weekend!!!
But there are still things I really don't want in front of me. How about you? Are you a picky eater? What are your rules? Will you at least try it?
Brocolli-Preferred not to have, but can get some down
Olives-I've tried, but it doesn't really work
Lamb-Out of the few times I've had it, only twice has been bearable
Most bivalves-mussels, clams, oysters. SORRY, not for me!
Seafood-There is a lot of seafood I don't like as well, but I've been trying!
Cold Food...if the food was served hot, it has to be hot. I can't do hot food cold. Pizza...MUST be hot, can't eat cold left over pizza. That sort of thing. This makes for some very interesting "Leftover" situations in our house.