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Oct 5, 2001 04:09 PM

What's your LEAST favorit food?

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I know it's a board about food and how we love different kind of food. But I am also curious on people's dislikes.

I'll start. I CAN'T stand cottage cheese! I think they are tastless, bad to look at and the texture makes my skin craw. I gave it a try as part of a failed and misguided zone diet. Never again...

  1. Cream of mushroom soup. Yuck.

    That's the only "common" food I just can't eat. I think it must have made me sick once, or something, 'cause it is so specific.

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    1. re: Peter

      There are a zillion places to chat on the Internet, but Chowhound is different. We aima to be a data trove, not a chatroom.

      This discussion isn't helping folks eat better, and will be no use to users coming to us for chow tips, or for hounds later searching our archives. Our great signal to noise ratio is what makes this site useful. Please help us maintain the qualities that brought you here in the first place by resisting the urge to chitchat. There's a whole Internet for that, but there's only one Chowhound, so please keep it chowy (to ensure a highly informative forum for all).

    2. I have a strong dislike for margarine and generally anything that pretends to be butter but isn't. Oh yes, I CAN believe it's not butter!

      The sight of Crisco makes me very uncomfortable, but I have used it in recipes a few times and it worked OK.

      Basically any ingredient that makes it difficult to imagine just how it became that way without going through some mysterious chemical processes. Garishly colored cookies and other food. And I hate it when things have just a trace of peanut taste when what I am led to expect is just a nut taste (hazelnut, walnut, etc.) I like peanut butter in its honesty, but hate that whiff of peanut you sometimes get from chocolate(s), cookies, nut spreads, etc. that are not called "peanut anything".

      1. Egg salad. As you described, it makes my skin crawl. I can't stand not only the way it tastes, but the way it looks, the way it smells, and even the way it sounds when people eat it.

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        1. re: Ruth Lafler

          But, Ruth, I'm bringing egg salad to the San Francisco Chowhound picnic tomorrow and since you're the food contest judge you'll HAVE to taste it! (VBG!)

          1. re: jenniferfishwilson

            I'm sure if Jennifer made it, it would be superior egg salad.

            But just the same, I'm glad she was teasing (and even if our food contest had judges, no one could possibly have tried everything, although I think some people made valient attempts).

          2. re: Ruth Lafler

            There are few things that I truly hate, but I couldn't agree with you more on egg salad. It repulses me. The way it looks when people bite into it and chew it. Vile! I feel the same way about hard boiled eggs.

          3. Brussel Sprouts.

            1. Liver but only as a slice. I do like liverwurst and other liver based sausages

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              1. re: Gene

                I can't stand the thought of eating any "innard." But I didn't know liverwurst was made of liver. That would mean bratwurst is made from ... brats?

                1. re: Sarnie

                  Hansel and Grettel, to be specific.

                  1. re: Sarnie
                    Carolyn Tillie

                    Ya know, it is getting harder and harder to find good Shepherd's Pie made with a real shephard these days...

                    1. re: Carolyn Tillie

                      Yeah, but the french still fry up pretty nice.

                      1. re: Carolyn Tillie

                        Ah, memories of March 1979 at the Uris Theatre with Angela Lansbury and George Hearn waltzing away about her ideas for meat pies: