As an adult, I can’t say that I’m a picky eater. I’m willing to try mostly anything once, as long as it’s not something too out of the ordinary. Did you hear about the man who died recently from eating cockroaches? Yeah, I’m not that person. I know when to draw the line and push the plate away.
As a kid, I pushed the plate away a lot, but when you grow up in a household where wasting food was not an option, the plate got pushed right back into your face. There were certain foods I hated to eat as a kid, and even till this day, the sight of them makes my stomach turn. This weekend my son ordered Egg-Foo Young at the Chinese restaurant and I automatically started dry heaving. It brought back memories of a family friend that would constantly try to get me to try it. Never have, never will.
Here’s a sampling of my “Do Not Eat” list: