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1. Every bean but pinto and green
2. Swiss chard
3. Eggplant
4. Brussels Sprouts
5. English peas

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  1. 1. beets

    2. brussel sprouts

    3. beets

    4. rappinni

    5. beets

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    1. re: INDIANRIVERFL

      LOL about the beets thrice mentioned. I once had a client who was adamant about not serving anything with beets in it. Turned out he once worked in a beet processing factory.

      1. re: alwayshungrygal

        German pickled beet salad is the only recipe that does not make me physcally gag. Just a phobia since I was a kid. And yes, I have tried them that way.

        1. re: INDIANRIVERFL

          "I have tried them that way," LOL. I like most vegetables but my hated ones are: Cabbage, brussels sprouts, sunchoke, bitter melon, and jackfruit. (I'm Indian, so the last two were vegetables that I was repeatedly forced to eat as a kid. "Just TRY it!" I always try it, and I always hate it!)

          1. re: Pia

            Ditto on the bitter melon. I pretty much love all vegetables. I am Asian, Spanish & Fijian and grew up in San Francisco with friends of every ethnicity. I have an adventurous palate....but why Anyone would eat bitter melon..I can't imagine. For those of you who don't know what it is...It is NOT a melon... but it is a vegetable & looks like a cucumber with vertical wrinkles. It is hollow but has seeds. It can be eaten raw or cooked and is extremely extremely bitter and leaves a long lasting bitter taste in your mouth. It is supposed to cure certain ailments. But in order to get me to take it in the event of an illness, you would have to put it in a capsule form. Oh but I do have a slight aversion
            to cooked bell peppers. I don't know why. It is a recent thing. Raw bell peppers are OK, I guess especially if part of a crudite platter. It seems like most people dislike the same vegetables....at least for the most part. I generally love the ones people hate: Brussels sprouts, turnips, beets, lima beans, bean sprouts. I guess I'm weird like that. My husband on the other hand resits most vegetables? Is it a genetic/sense of taste thing? What u ate while growing up or just an individual thing? Because everyone in my family: mom, dad, bro, sis -eat and love all fresh vegetables...we never ate canned or frozen.

          2. re: INDIANRIVERFL

            My sister would have ranked beets the same way as a child until the epiphany of eating fresh, non-canned beets. She loves them now. I have always loved them.

            But as long as I'm posting on this thread, my worst would be perhaps:

            1. cooked cauliflower (unless it is spiced up like in an Indian dish)
            2. does tofu count? (again, though, like cooked cauliflower, in the right blend of spices I'll eat it)
            3. just about every vegetable "medley" I've been served at a wedding.
            4. canned green beans.
            3.

      2. Beets, turnips, radishes, beets, and turnips.

        1. green bell pepper
          lentils
          broccoli raab
          hot peppers
          Italian (flat) beans

          1. I think I really only have one...lima beans.

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            1. re: Christina D

              Me too

            2. 1. okra
              2. lima beans
              3. all canned veggies
              4. green peppers
              5. 99% of grocery store/hot house tomatoes

              1. 1. Cooked carrots (raw is fine)
                2. Cooked spinach, or any greens really (raw is fine)
                3. Beans of any kind, except maybe chickpeas/garbanzos
                4. Canned Green beans (fresh/frozen is fine)
                5. Beets, in any way shape or form

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                1. re: juliejulez

                  I would like to swap out my carrots for green bell peppers. I really don't like green bell peppers. Red/yellow are fine.

                  1. re: juliejulez

                    Oh! Now I want to add raw carrots to my list. Cooked are heavenly.

                  2. 1. eggplant
                    2. okra
                    3. canned green beans
                    4. frozen carrots
                    5. raw spinach (love it cooked)

                    1. beets
                      cauliflower
                      turnips
                      arugula
                      eggplant

                      1. 1. Shelled Peas
                        2. Corn
                        3. Cucumbers
                        4. Peppers (any kind)
                        5. Okra

                        1. I want to include fruit :(

                          1. Collard greens
                          2. Cherries
                          3.parsley
                          4. Dried soybeans
                          5. Nopales

                          1. Kale, kale, kale, kale, kale.

                            LOVE peas and brussel sprouts

                            1. Celery, raw or cooked. The smell, the taste...blech.

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                              1. re: bumblecat

                                Obviously not a Sphinxian Treecat.

                                1. re: bumblecat

                                  I am curious about this celery comment. To me, celery is a mild, pleasant food. I am likely a supertaster, so it's probably not that I'm missing something in celery. Can you describe how it tastes and smells to you?

                                  1. re: sandylc

                                    Bitter and grass like. Used to make me gag but now I will eat it.

                                    1. re: melpy

                                      I'm with melpy - bitter, astringent and grassy - but unlike melpy I won't eat it.

                                      1. re: thursday

                                        Somehow I have acquired a taste for it but i like my crudite thin and short.

                                        Still haven't made it on the raw carrot bandwagon though :(

                                        1. re: thursday

                                          agreed. it gives me a headache. I had one traumatic experience in kindergarten when they served celery and we had to eat everything on our plate. horrible.

                                          1. re: eateatate

                                            I am astonished. I am at least a minor supertaster and celery to me is quite mild. I don't know what to say.

                                            1. re: sandylc

                                              OT-- I thought this said:
                                              >>I am astonished. I am at least a minor SUPERSTAR...<<

                                              and I stopped and looked at your name and thought waaiiiit....

                                              1. re: Kris in Beijing

                                                In my own mind, anyway!!!!

                                              2. re: sandylc

                                                I'm convinced there must be a genetic component to liking or disliking celery. Kind of like cilantro.

                                                1. re: Heatherb

                                                  I think that there must be.

                                        2. re: sandylc

                                          it has this...I dunno, this oily tastingness that makes my tastebuds cringe. This is probably because I once ate a spoon of celery seed and every time I eat celery I get flashbacks of the seed. Oily and acrid, I suppose is what I get.

                                      2. 1. Kidney beans
                                        2. Lima beans
                                        3. Any vegetable that has been canned/boiled in water
                                        4. Corn off the cob (weirdly, I can eat it on the cob)
                                        5. Beets (although I have been finding small quantities of golden beets acceptable lately)

                                        1. So, I take it since about 11 months ago, you've had a chance to try Brussels sprouts?

                                          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/8496...

                                          How were they prepared for you? Cuz they can get quite gnarly if done improperly.

                                          1. "The Way Mom Used To Make"->

                                            1. Limas
                                            [with margarine and dehydrated onion flakes]

                                            2. tomatoes
                                            [Baked to mush]

                                            3. yellow crookneck squash
                                            [watery, with margarine and dehydrated onion flakes]

                                            4. turnips
                                            [parboiled with nothing]

                                            5. GREEN Bell pepper
                                            [Cooked]

                                            Today I like ALL the above vegetables if NOT made the "Virtuous" way [that's how it was presented].
                                            But bell pepper can still overtake a dish in a hurry, so I'll stick with Raw'n'Ranch, please.

                                            1. 1. Zucchini
                                              2. Summer Squash
                                              3. Green Summer Squash
                                              4. Yellow Summer Squash
                                              5. Zucchini

                                              1. I can't think of a veggie I don't like. Bring 'em on.

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                                                1. re: chileheadmike

                                                  I'm with you; I like them all, but some are less than delicious. I guess okra would be the worst, but if it's fried I like it a lot. Super market tomatoes usually suck, but they don't really taste bad. They hardly have any flavor at all. Canned stuff isn't the best, but I'll eat them if I'm hungry enough. Really, the preparation is everything and, as I said, if one is hungry enough, even canned beets can taste pretty darned good.

                                                  1. re: grampart

                                                    Have you ever tried okra grilled? We skewer, brush with sesame oil and s&p, then throw on the grill. They're magic.

                                                  2. re: chileheadmike

                                                    Yeah, me too. I don't see anything listed here so far that I hate. Big chunks of raw green pepper don't thrill me but I use them in cooking often.

                                                    Surprised by all the lentil and avocado haters!!!

                                                    1. re: chileheadmike

                                                      I agree, I like just about any vegetable, as long as it's cooked properly.

                                                      1. re: jmcarthur8

                                                        Amen. I can't think of a vegetable I don't like. I wonder if these people have tried cooked carrots heated with butter, brown sugar, and curry powder. Or zucchini sliced and stir-fried in a little olive oil and served with Parmesan cheese and a wedge of lemon or lime. Or cooked cauliflower topped with cheese sauce and baked to brown the top. Acorn squash on the half-shell with butter, salt, and pepper and baked in a hot oven so the edges caramelize. Okra Creole, added at the last minute to the Creole sauce so it stays crisp. Frozen chopped spinach cooked and drained and then mixed with a tablespoon of grated Parmesan, a teaspoon each of curry powder and garlic powder and salt to taste, while hot so that everything melts to make a sauce. Why are lima beans so hated? My Depression childhood was nurtured on dried lima beans cooked with a piece of ham, with potatoes added to the pot toward the end. And there is nothing like green limas, mashed potatoes and gravy, and fried chicken together. Not a vegetarian but I could happily live on vegetables.

                                                        1. re: Querencia

                                                          Agreed. I always wonder this too. I love most veggies and don't really have anything I hate, with the exception of bad quality (canned, frozen, out of season) or bad preparation.

                                                          And my kids LOVE lima beans (fresh, shelled by themselves, lots of salt and butter).

                                                          1. re: JudiAU

                                                            I agree with Querencia and JudieAU. There are no bad vegetables, only bad recipes. Most of the "haters" here would like the veggies if they had them made well.

                                                            When I first ate celery, I didn't like it at all, but then got used to it over the years. I like it more when it is stir fried in some Chinese recipes. I don't think there is a single vegetable I can't/wont eat.

                                                            There are several fruits I don't like however: don't like bananas, and I will eat custard apple only if I am starving.

                                                            Question for all the okra disparagers: have you had it in Indian recipes, or only the slimy boiled US dishes? If you have not tried Indian okra dishes (google is your friend) or grilled okra, you have bad data for your opinion :)

                                                            1. re: Rasam

                                                              How many variations of a vegetable do you have to try and reject before you can rightfully declare your distaste for it, o Rasam who is so wise in the ways of veggies?

                                                              1. re: Perilagu Khan

                                                                Oh Khan of uncalled-for snark, I would suggest that if, for e.g., you find okra slimy, try a non-slimy recipe and see?

                                                                I do not know how many recipes people have tried, but when they consistently characterize a vegetable by one characteristic and don't mention that they have tried other recipes that eliminate that characteristic, then definitely there is room to try again.

                                                                1. re: Rasam

                                                                  I agree with you in most cases. But I will never love the green pepper. It makes me burp for days, and I find its taste, smell, and texture offensive in all forms--roasted, raw, sauteed, fried, I've tried them all. :( I wish I didn't hate it, since it is ubiquitous, but alas, I do!

                                                                  1. re: IndyGirl

                                                                    I have a milder version of the same reaction ... but very well-done green pepper is OK. Whatever causes that seems to cook out for me.

                                                                    I will say that I have hated cauliflower all my life, but the way it's roasted on some Mediterranean buffets, I'll fill half my plate with it and gobble it down. So it doesn't hurt to keep a bit of an open mind, so that you don't miss out on one of life's pleasures ...

                                                                    1. re: foiegras

                                                                      Try it deep-fried some time. Takes it to a whole 'nother level.

                                                                      It's my favorite "add-on" for falafel or shawarma sammiches.

                                                                      1. re: linguafood

                                                                        It's quite possible deep-fried is exactly what I'm talking about. I haven't seen them do it, just love the results. It seems to always be on buffets, so no descriptions.

                                                                        1. re: foiegras

                                                                          You probably had fried, then. It gets all nutty and creamy, along with that je ne sais quoi delicious fried flavor.

                                                                          Very popular in Middle Eastern cuisine.

                                                                          1. re: foiegras

                                                                            Fois & Lingua – Since you are not averse to frying your cauli, give Gobi Manchurian a try some time - delicioso!
                                                                            http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/20/mag...
                                                                            http://www.ecurry.com/blog/starters-s...

                                                                      2. re: IndyGirl

                                                                        I was in a small town yesterday that crowns a Watermelon Thump Queen :) Sounds like there might be some skill involved ...

                                                                      3. re: Rasam

                                                                        'Kay. You have okra slimed and unslimed and still detest it. Does that pass Lord High God Judge on High Rasam's litmus test?

                                                                    2. re: Rasam

                                                                      Nope, Nah Ah....can't EVER make me like green peppers or okra. Now if you gave me money, I could choke down a few bites.

                                                                  2. re: Querencia

                                                                    The way I make carrots is to steam whole baby carrots until tender crisp. I put some olive oil and butter into a large saute pan. I saute them until they start getting caramelized. The, I throw in 2 cloves of garlic with S&P. So amazing. Love them with butter and brown sugar as well.

                                                                    I find with Brussels sprouts, roasting them or sauteing is best. They are great with garlic and parm. Sometimes I cook them in a simple Alfredo sauce and that is like heaven.

                                                                    That cauliflower sounds fabulous.

                                                                    1. re: sisterfunkhaus

                                                                      I'm not really a carrot fan, but I will roast the bejesus out of them, and that makes it all better :)

                                                              2. Canned beets
                                                                Lima beans
                                                                Okra
                                                                That's all I can think of that I don't like.

                                                                1. 1. Okra
                                                                  2. Cauliflower
                                                                  3. Beets
                                                                  4. Lima beans
                                                                  5. Turnips

                                                                  1. Interesting, your number 2 and 3 are on my top five list, but whatever, here goes in no order

                                                                    Bean sprouts
                                                                    String Beans
                                                                    Zucchini, love yellow summer squash
                                                                    Avocado
                                                                    Green Pepper

                                                                    1. I've always wondered, what is it that seems to drive so many from brussel sprouts? I recently read an article that some have a gene which makes them taste intensely bitter. Is that it or is it something else?

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                                                                      1. re: fldhkybnva

                                                                        It may depend upon how they're prepared. I ate some (roasted) at Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen in the Napa Valley a few years ago -- didn't know what I was eating until I asked, afterwards. The server said that when they're trimmed properly, and not overcooked, they don't get bitter. I _think_ that's roughly what she said, anyway.

                                                                        This was one of many instances in recent years where a competent chef prepared something I thought I didn't like, and it turned out to be great. Hmm... that might be a good thread topic.

                                                                        1. re: fldhkybnva

                                                                          Same here - I LOVE brussel sprouts. Roasted until they are almost black with a little olive oil and salt is divine!!

                                                                          1. re: fldhkybnva

                                                                            Many times people eat them boiled, which makes them yucky. They tend to get overcooked and end up tasting sulfuric. They need to be sauteed or roasted, and cooked until tender crisp.

                                                                            1. re: sisterfunkhaus

                                                                              Ottolenghi's Plenty has an amazing recipe for shredded sauteed brussels sprouts. I totally agree that a lot of people have only had them overcooked/boiled---roasting has converted many a prior hater.

                                                                          2. I can't believe beets are on so many people's lists! They're delicious!!

                                                                            Eggplant
                                                                            Okra
                                                                            Celery
                                                                            Artichoke
                                                                            Dandelion

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                                                                            1. re: KayceeK

                                                                              I wonder if the beet haters have only eaten boiled beets. I adore beets, but even I don't enjoy the vegetable boiled. Cooked in water, all the sweet goodness gets leeched out.

                                                                              I also wonder if the beet haters have only eaten large beets which can get woody. Look for beets that are no more than 2 inches in diameter and bake them beets.

                                                                              Wrap each beet -- unpeeled -- in a square of foil. Then, bake the packets at 350 degrees until the beets give slightly to the touch. (The time will vary by the size of the beet and cooking a bunch that includes a wide variety of sizes will require you to pull out finished beets at different times.)

                                                                              If you've never tried this method, be careful handling the beets at the end of cooking. You're going to have to use your hands to slip the beet skins off so you want to cool the vegetables somewhat. Cool them too much and the skins don't slip off easily. Cool them too little and you'll scald yourself.

                                                                              1. re: Indy 67

                                                                                The Khantessa swears by them basted in olive oil and garlic and then roasted. But she's not to be trusted.

                                                                                1. re: Indy 67

                                                                                  I've had roasted beets and I still think they're gross. For me, it's not the taste, it's the texture.

                                                                                  1. re: juliejulez

                                                                                    Tried all of the above. For many years. Gag.

                                                                              2. Hmm. I'm not knocked out by

                                                                                1) green cabbage

                                                                                but I will happily eat it in coleslaw, and as in a cabbage roll.

                                                                                I avoid

                                                                                2) green peppers only because they don't like me. At all.
                                                                                They hate me.

                                                                                Other than that, I have no problem with veggies. Seriously. I think a lot of us think we hate certain vegs b/c of the way we had them prepared for us while we were young...as in my mom's canned asparagus thing. Blurg. But I love asparagus any way but canned!

                                                                                1. ok, I play along:

                                                                                  1) cooked celery (raw is fine!)
                                                                                  2) turnips
                                                                                  3) cauliflower
                                                                                  4) lima beans
                                                                                  5) lentils {shiver}

                                                                                  1. 1. Sweetcorn
                                                                                    2. Turnips (including swede, rutabega and that whole family of root)
                                                                                    3. Boiled carrots

                                                                                    I can't think of a 4 or 5.

                                                                                    1. 1. Beets - taste like dirt! Ich!
                                                                                      2. Cooked green peppers - slimy....also ich! Love them raw
                                                                                      3. Cabbage - coleslaw is ok tho
                                                                                      4. Brussel sprouts
                                                                                      5. Tomatoes shipped in and gassed.....local ones are fine.

                                                                                      1. Raw Celery
                                                                                        Canned Asparagus
                                                                                        Water Chestnuts (is that a vegetable?)
                                                                                        Radishes

                                                                                        That's all I can think of, but I'll take all the beets no one else wants ;-)

                                                                                        1. Turnips
                                                                                          Artichoke (but I like the heart)
                                                                                          Fava beans
                                                                                          Fava beans
                                                                                          Papaya! its not a veg, but its truly the only fruit or veg that I struggle to get down

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                                                                                          1. re: venushakti

                                                                                            Papaya kind of tastes like stinky feet. Is it the taste of the artichoke leaves you don't like, or the eating method? Cuz to me they taste similar to the heart, just less intense.

                                                                                            1. re: juster

                                                                                              I feel like artichokes are just a waste of my time. I eat and eat a million leaves and am never full. So the eating method must be it.

                                                                                              Papaya smells and tastes like trash. I had beautiful ripe papaya in Guatemala, and it still was awful. In every form.

                                                                                              Also, definitely forgot radishes.

                                                                                              1. re: venushakti

                                                                                                Make a dip for your artichoke. I made one the other night out of curried mayo with ground Ancho chili, chopped garlic and red peppers, lemon juice and S&P. I was full by the time I finished.

                                                                                                1. re: Jay F

                                                                                                  That dip sounds great. I'd probably just eat with celery, pepper and jicama slices, but I'd be amenable to someone else steaming the artichokes for me.

                                                                                                  1. re: venushakti

                                                                                                    Yeah, I ate the rest with a cut-up red pepper.

                                                                                            2. re: venushakti

                                                                                              Regarding turnips, I never had them growing up as my father had a WW2 related hatred of them. Recently, I've been buying salad turnips at local farmers markets and I love those things. Thinly sliced in salads, plain dipped in salt, braised gently in butter.

                                                                                              I know this isn't the "talk people into trying their hated veg" thread but if you have only experienced big ol' turnips from the supermarket, I recommend to you a fresh salad turnip.

                                                                                            3. 1. Bitter melon (though I must I must admit I haven't bothered to try it again since childhood)

                                                                                              Everything else, I had to think really really hard to come up with another veggie I don't like. And it is...

                                                                                              2. Lima beans in the packs of frozen "Mixed Vegetable" medley.

                                                                                              1. 1. Swiss chard.
                                                                                                2. Black radish
                                                                                                3. Turnip
                                                                                                4. Rutabaga

                                                                                                1. Lima beans
                                                                                                  Red radishes
                                                                                                  Chayote
                                                                                                  Zucchini blossoms
                                                                                                  Bitter melon

                                                                                                  P.S. I eat the above vegetables (don't get me wrong), but I often keep them out of the rotation for various reasons.

                                                                                                  1. any canned vegetable, just pick any five.

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                                                                                                    1. re: HillJ

                                                                                                      Exactly!

                                                                                                      But I'm okay with canned bamboo shoots, water chestnuts, & beans.

                                                                                                      1. re: Crockett67

                                                                                                        Then you are more flexible than I. Every time I've tried say chickpeas in a can I immediately go back to cooking up my own.
                                                                                                        Must be my age showing...canned vegetables make me shudder even though they are time saving. I'd rather buy frozen, wait for seasonal fresh or just endure the time it takes to make my own up cooked beans, lentils, etc.

                                                                                                        I don't mind jarred. Go figure :)

                                                                                                        1. re: HillJ

                                                                                                          Crockett, I do have one exception-canned pumpkin puree.

                                                                                                          1. re: HillJ

                                                                                                            I do too, but only for pies. :D

                                                                                                            1. re: Crockett67

                                                                                                              Oh I also like a quick pumpkin curry soup using the canned.

                                                                                                      2. re: HillJ

                                                                                                        Agreed. I eat Glory stewed green beans, as they remind me of my great granny's. Anything else out of a can? No way.

                                                                                                      3. 1. Those mini corn things you get in Chinese food (I'm sure they have a name, just don't know what it is!)
                                                                                                        2. Turnips
                                                                                                        3. Avocado
                                                                                                        4. Beets
                                                                                                        5. Mushrooms

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                                                                                                        1. re: jbsiegel

                                                                                                          Definitely hate the baby corn!
                                                                                                          Also don't like pickled daikon or bamboo shoot.

                                                                                                          1. re: jbsiegel

                                                                                                            Good call on the corn fetuses. I won't touch the dam' things.

                                                                                                            1. re: Perilagu Khan

                                                                                                              Weird! I hate big corn but love the babies...go figure!

                                                                                                          2. Are we including legumes and fungus under the vegetable heading? If so add Lima beans, kidney beans and mushrooms.

                                                                                                            1. Mushy peas
                                                                                                            2. Boiled rutabagas
                                                                                                            3. Mesclun greens
                                                                                                            4. Boiled Brussels sprout (roasted or pan-fried they are great)
                                                                                                            5. Beets

                                                                                                            1. In no particular order:
                                                                                                              1) collard greens
                                                                                                              2) beets
                                                                                                              3) fennel
                                                                                                              4) lima beans
                                                                                                              5) acorn squash

                                                                                                              1. The only two foods I can't stand are also my least favorite vegetables:
                                                                                                                1. Sugar Snap Peas
                                                                                                                2. Snow Peas

                                                                                                                1. Fennel
                                                                                                                  Radishes
                                                                                                                  Green Bell Peppers (Love all other colors)
                                                                                                                  Celery root (I confess it's mostly because it seems like it's too damn much trouble to prepare)
                                                                                                                  Jicama, ditto. Plus, it's just not that exciting.

                                                                                                                  I have limited my choices to things I've actually had. More exotic stuff like Christophene, Fiddleheads, and Ramps are things I've never sought out.

                                                                                                                  1. Green beans (unless they are roasted/charred, which totally changes their flavor)

                                                                                                                    Lentils

                                                                                                                    Canned peas

                                                                                                                    Cabbage (but love sprouts and broccoli)

                                                                                                                    CUCUMBERS in any form, including bath/beauty products (it's the scent)

                                                                                                                    1. Here goes:

                                                                                                                      1. turnip
                                                                                                                      2. radishes
                                                                                                                      3 radiccio
                                                                                                                      4. arugula
                                                                                                                      5. green peppers

                                                                                                                      1. All the hatred for radishes really hurts my parts. ):

                                                                                                                        1. I didn't think I had a veg to list until someone reminded me of bitter melon! Ack. I've only tried it once, though, a long time ago, so I guess I'm due.

                                                                                                                          Until the last year or two I didn't like cauliflower, but now I like it raw or cooked, and actually buy it on purpose.

                                                                                                                          I'll eat it, but I'm not a huge fan of raw broccoli. Used to be the same with raw mushrooms, but I'm over that, too. That's all I can think of, though not in love with certain canned veggies (asparagus, green beans, corn are a few). Oh, and I decided just last week that while I feel like I'm "supposed" to like asparagus tips better, I prefer the stalks. Sweeter, juicier, less grassy. So there.

                                                                                                                          I'm surprised so many people don't like green peppers. They taste different than the other colors, not as sweet, but they're good in their own way.

                                                                                                                          1. cooked cabbage (cole slaw is okay, but that's it)
                                                                                                                            greens (kale, collard, etc.)
                                                                                                                            raw onion (cooked are fine)
                                                                                                                            cauliflower
                                                                                                                            Brussels sprouts

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                                                                                                                            1. re: Jay F

                                                                                                                              Have you had green that were cooked "right"? to many people boil them to death. I find that they are fabulous if they are sauteed. Noting better than black-eyed pea cakes topped with sauteed greens and tomato gravy.

                                                                                                                            2. There are some vegetables that I don't usually choose to eat, but the only ones deserving my "hate" would be badly cooked/prepared ones. Like canned. Or boiled to death. And the like. I don't love kidney beans for some reason, and I haven't had any good lentils yet, although I am sure they exist.

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                                                                                                                              1. re: sandylc

                                                                                                                                I liked the soup I made from lentils a friend brought back from Italy more than any other lentil soup I've made.

                                                                                                                                Nothing changed except the lentils.

                                                                                                                                1. re: Jay F

                                                                                                                                  Interesting. I suspected as much. My mom used to put generic lentils, water, and smoked sausage or a ham bone in a pot and cook them forever. I would come home from school and the stench of it almost made me faint. But I am still sure that, as you say, good lentils do exist.

                                                                                                                                  1. re: sandylc

                                                                                                                                    OMG, call your mother. Tell her you don't cook lentils forever. Less than an hour does it. I start checking at 20 minutes.

                                                                                                                                    1. re: Jay F

                                                                                                                                      You try telling her. Then talk about overcooking other vegetables for me, O.K.?

                                                                                                                                      1. re: sandylc

                                                                                                                                        I'll tell her. She needs to know.

                                                                                                                                    2. re: sandylc

                                                                                                                                      Lentils generally only need to cook 30-45 minutes. I'm guess her overcooking them was the problem.

                                                                                                                                  2. re: sandylc

                                                                                                                                    Different varieties of lentil definitely taste different. I'm not a huge fan of the standard brown variety or black Indian lentils, but I love red or yellow lentils (which are actually just peeled and split lentils of other colors - I think red are brown and yellow are green?), pardina lentils (which look like smaller brown lentils and have a much less assertively earthy flavor and better texture), lentils du puy, etc. I agree with Jay F also in that most lentils don't need to be cooked to death, especially skinned varieties.

                                                                                                                                  3. Okra-unless it's fried to perfection. It's not the taste, but the texture
                                                                                                                                    Corn smut- would never put that in my mouth
                                                                                                                                    Those mushrooms that are in hot and sour soup. I eat around them.
                                                                                                                                    Eggplant- only because years and years ago, I notice a slight allergic reaction to them with a "fuzzy tongue" feeling and am too scared to eat it now. I truly miss it though.
                                                                                                                                    Swiss Chard- tastes like dirt to me, but I generally love all other green leafies.

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                                                                                                                                    1. re: monavano

                                                                                                                                      Those are straw mushrooms. They are canned and slimy. I can deal with them, but I put dried shitake in my home made H&S soup. I also pour the soaking liquid in the soup. So yummy.

                                                                                                                                    2. My nightmare is to arrive in Hades and learn the daily menu for eternity is a salad with sprouts, stringy celery, kale, lima beans, and curly parsley, with bottled low-fat green goddess dressing.

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                                                                                                                                      1. re: Veggo

                                                                                                                                        That would indeed be a crap way to ride out eternity.
                                                                                                                                        What kind of sprouts? Bean sprouts are on my top five ever since my teen years. After swallowing a forkful of fried rice from a Chinese takeaway, I realized that there were long thin crunchy alien bits in the rice. When I asked what they were, my cousin told me they were worms and considered a fine delicacy. I still can’t eat them to this day.

                                                                                                                                        Also – Lima beans, eggplant, green bell pepper and baby corn.

                                                                                                                                        1. re: EM23

                                                                                                                                          "That would indeed be a crap way to ride out eternity."

                                                                                                                                          LOL

                                                                                                                                        2. re: Veggo

                                                                                                                                          Oh my, Veggo, that would probably be many peoples' nightmare!! Sounds dreadful

                                                                                                                                          1. re: Veggo

                                                                                                                                            That's the last time l cook for you.

                                                                                                                                            1. re: Veggo

                                                                                                                                              I could handle all, but that dressing.

                                                                                                                                              Maybe I need to "get a life?"

                                                                                                                                              Hunt

                                                                                                                                            2. Lots of artichoke hate here. Artichoke story:

                                                                                                                                              For a time during one summer, our little family of three+dog used to sit on the front porch before dinner and share an artichoke or two. Our beloved mutt would sit and anxiously await his share: We loved him so much that we let him have the heart, and boy was he grateful! We miss you, Basil!

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                                                                                                                                              1. re: sandylc

                                                                                                                                                I've long ached to try the classic preparation of artichoke leaves with lemon vinaigrette. Alas, the Khantessa is not amenable. ):

                                                                                                                                                1. re: Perilagu Khan

                                                                                                                                                  Make it for yourself! Or are together for every meal? I take advantage of the rare times we are not together to indulge in things my husband doesn't care for or wants to try.

                                                                                                                                                  1. re: foodieX2

                                                                                                                                                    Yeah, I'll have to do that. She may be on a bidniss trip in June.

                                                                                                                                                2. re: sandylc

                                                                                                                                                  Now that is a lot of doggy love!! I share, but not the whole heart!

                                                                                                                                                  1. re: foiegras

                                                                                                                                                    Not much is as pure as the love from a dog.

                                                                                                                                                3. radishes
                                                                                                                                                  sweet potato
                                                                                                                                                  lima beans
                                                                                                                                                  eggplant
                                                                                                                                                  artichoke

                                                                                                                                                  On the other hand, I love lots of the vegetables that seem to be on many other posters' bottom 5 list -- beets, turnips (including rutabas), green peppers.

                                                                                                                                                  And, while I agree with posters who loathe overcooked veggies or canned veggies, I don't think that counts. That's an issue of poor preparation, not the inherent characteristics of the vegetable.

                                                                                                                                                  1. You start the best threads!

                                                                                                                                                    1) Okra
                                                                                                                                                    2) Onions (Mainly raw white onions)
                                                                                                                                                    3) Celery
                                                                                                                                                    4) Lima beans
                                                                                                                                                    5) Cauliflower (Or undead broccoli, as I like to think of it)

                                                                                                                                                    I'm just adding my favorite 5 for contrast:
                                                                                                                                                    1) Bell peppers (red/orange/yellow/green)
                                                                                                                                                    2) Green beans
                                                                                                                                                    3) Broccoli
                                                                                                                                                    4) Beets
                                                                                                                                                    5) Asparagus

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                                                                                                                                                    1. re: Heatherb

                                                                                                                                                      OK...I'll do my best too!

                                                                                                                                                      1) Lima beans (which most of you clearly hate!)
                                                                                                                                                      2) Peas
                                                                                                                                                      3) Brussels sprouts (another winner for most of you)
                                                                                                                                                      4) Corn (the big kind - baby is on my hated list)
                                                                                                                                                      5) Edamame

                                                                                                                                                      1. re: jbsiegel

                                                                                                                                                        What the hell.

                                                                                                                                                        1. Radishes
                                                                                                                                                        2. Asparagus
                                                                                                                                                        3. Broccoli florets
                                                                                                                                                        4. Onions
                                                                                                                                                        5. Carrots

                                                                                                                                                      2. re: Heatherb

                                                                                                                                                        Top 5:

                                                                                                                                                        In-season sweet corn
                                                                                                                                                        In season tomatoes
                                                                                                                                                        Roasted cauliflower
                                                                                                                                                        Roasted green beans
                                                                                                                                                        Artichokes

                                                                                                                                                        1. re: Pwmfan

                                                                                                                                                          <In season tomatoes>

                                                                                                                                                          Are we to infer, Pwmfan, that you like winter tomatoes?

                                                                                                                                                          1. re: Jay F

                                                                                                                                                            No, those are his favorites (in response to my favorites). His most hated are further up the thread.

                                                                                                                                                            1. re: Heatherb

                                                                                                                                                              Oh. I thought this was a "least favorites" thread. I'm glad to know that someone doesn't hate in-season tomatoes, which are my favorite, bar none.

                                                                                                                                                            2. re: Jay F

                                                                                                                                                              No, tomatoes in their season

                                                                                                                                                        2. 1. Dill
                                                                                                                                                          2. Most onions

                                                                                                                                                          ...and that's about it.

                                                                                                                                                          1. Canned or frozen spinach (fresh baby spinach is delicious)
                                                                                                                                                            turnips
                                                                                                                                                            Brussels Sprouts
                                                                                                                                                            Bitter melon
                                                                                                                                                            Fennel

                                                                                                                                                            (unlike many of these posters, I LOVE beets, especially if they're pickled. But I can't STAND bitter foods or anything that tastes like fennel/aniseed.)

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                                                                                                                                                            1. re: Kajikit

                                                                                                                                                              Chinese celery
                                                                                                                                                              cilantro
                                                                                                                                                              arugula
                                                                                                                                                              radiccio
                                                                                                                                                              scotch bonnet peppers

                                                                                                                                                            2. I must be weird, I really love all vegetables except:

                                                                                                                                                              eggplant which hurts my stomach

                                                                                                                                                              canned veggies, although I have no problem with frozen ones

                                                                                                                                                              1. 1. Peas
                                                                                                                                                                2. Eggplant
                                                                                                                                                                3. Frozen spinach
                                                                                                                                                                4. Cucumbers - but love pickles!
                                                                                                                                                                5. Cauliflower

                                                                                                                                                                All the rest, pile em' up I'll have a bunch!

                                                                                                                                                                1. I am a super veggie fan for the most part. However, I'm not wild about:

                                                                                                                                                                  celery (esp. cooked)
                                                                                                                                                                  jicama
                                                                                                                                                                  lima beans
                                                                                                                                                                  green peppers (stomach thing)
                                                                                                                                                                  parsnips (love the other roots)

                                                                                                                                                                  1. Burdock
                                                                                                                                                                    Fennel
                                                                                                                                                                    Then equally placed:-
                                                                                                                                                                    =Cooked carrots
                                                                                                                                                                    =Cooked parsnips
                                                                                                                                                                    =Cooked swedes

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                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: Peg

                                                                                                                                                                      Cooked swedes? Do you prefer swedes uncooked, as carpaccio or tartare? Are cooked norwegians any better?...:)

                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: Veggo

                                                                                                                                                                        Without question, Norwegians are better. Just ask my 93 year old mother.

                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: Veggo

                                                                                                                                                                          I cotton to a big, steamin' bowl o' Sweeds and Krauts.

                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: Veggo

                                                                                                                                                                            I like raw swedes but not cooked. Ditto all root vegetables.
                                                                                                                                                                            Maybe swedes are called something different in the US?

                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: Peg

                                                                                                                                                                              Rutabagas in the US

                                                                                                                                                                            2. re: Veggo

                                                                                                                                                                              As any Finn could tell you anything is better than a swede. Even a Norwegian.

                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: ratgirlagogo

                                                                                                                                                                                Grrrrrr!!

                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: Poochinator

                                                                                                                                                                                  Watch out for those great Danes.

                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: INDIANRIVERFL

                                                                                                                                                                                    I hear they hog the sofa.

                                                                                                                                                                          2. 1. Turnips
                                                                                                                                                                            2. Rutabaga
                                                                                                                                                                            3-5. Brussels sprouts

                                                                                                                                                                            Also used to hate English peas until our CSA kept giving them to us one year, and discovered that they are edible when raw, and when lightly cooked and pureed in a blender with a lot of olive oil and salt.

                                                                                                                                                                            1. !. Butternut squash
                                                                                                                                                                              2. okra
                                                                                                                                                                              3.butternut squash
                                                                                                                                                                              4. okra
                                                                                                                                                                              5. Butternut squash

                                                                                                                                                                              1. 1. okra
                                                                                                                                                                                2. rapini
                                                                                                                                                                                3. summer squash
                                                                                                                                                                                4. cucumbers

                                                                                                                                                                                1. Asparagus
                                                                                                                                                                                  Green Beans
                                                                                                                                                                                  Eggplant
                                                                                                                                                                                  Yellow Squash
                                                                                                                                                                                  Rutabaga

                                                                                                                                                                                  Hunt

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                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: Bill Hunt

                                                                                                                                                                                    I'll eat all veges, but some I'd rather not. My 'bottom five', in no particular order, but all unpleasant:
                                                                                                                                                                                    Marrow, aka giant, bloated zucchini. Discovered, stuffed and forced them apon her ungrateful children by my frugal mother.
                                                                                                                                                                                    Yams (oca). They're called 'mutant toes' in our family.
                                                                                                                                                                                    'Neeps'. I lived in Scotland, and a watery, stinking pile of mashed turnip is the price you pay for the fabulousness that is good haggis.
                                                                                                                                                                                    Raw asparagus. Burny and horrible. Cooked is my favourite food.
                                                                                                                                                                                    Cheating really, but a 'glassy' resprouted potato. Absolutely hideous.

                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: pippimac

                                                                                                                                                                                      Now, Yams are not on my list of "banned veggies," but that is probably due to where I grew up - in the shadow of New Orleans, where Yams were common.

                                                                                                                                                                                      The rest... ? Well I cannot argue.

                                                                                                                                                                                      Hunt

                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: Bill Hunt

                                                                                                                                                                                        "I yam wot I yam" -- Popeye the Sailor Man

                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: Tripeler

                                                                                                                                                                                          To Olive Oyl-'Are you my little sweet potato ?
                                                                                                                                                                                          Her reply- l yam, l yam'

                                                                                                                                                                                          Popeye the Sailor Man.

                                                                                                                                                                                  2. Sprouts
                                                                                                                                                                                    Kohl rabi
                                                                                                                                                                                    Okra

                                                                                                                                                                                    Sorry, I can't get to five. I'm pretty much fine with everything else - I could just about put tomatoes in as well - but that only applies when they are underripe (which they always are here on this small cold island off the coast of northern Europe)

                                                                                                                                                                                    1. 1. Bitter greens
                                                                                                                                                                                      2. Spring Mix (who eats weeds?)
                                                                                                                                                                                      3. Okra
                                                                                                                                                                                      4. Mushrooms (tolerated, cooked, at best)
                                                                                                                                                                                      5. Eggplant

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                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: DiningDiva

                                                                                                                                                                                        I love spring mix but my husband and son are with you. They are known as "yard clippings" in our house.

                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: masha

                                                                                                                                                                                          Yard clippings, love it!

                                                                                                                                                                                          It's also a textural thing with me. Spring Mix tends to have too many soft greens in it for me, I prefer a little more crunch

                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: DiningDiva

                                                                                                                                                                                            I typically buy spring mix in the plastic tubs, which includes radicchio. That gives it some crunch, as well as some contrasting bitterness.

                                                                                                                                                                                        2. re: DiningDiva

                                                                                                                                                                                          I can eat spring mix when served, but I find it rots on me within 24 hours of purchase. As such, I now have a Pavlovian reaction when I see a tub and immediately smell rotting greens.

                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: venushakti

                                                                                                                                                                                            The tubs here are marked with a sell-by date, and I always buy the tub with the latest date -- usually one week out. I mainly use it for entrée size salads to take to work for lunch -- it's quicker to assemble than tearing up leaf lettuce in the morning, so I'm more likely to pack a salad.

                                                                                                                                                                                          2. re: DiningDiva

                                                                                                                                                                                            The spring mix always looked so appealing to me in others' salads but when I had it the first time I realized it's not for me. I did feel like weeds to me, or feathers tickling my mouth.

                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: fldhkybnva

                                                                                                                                                                                              I'll eat spring mix, but I prefer to mix it at least half and half with something crunchy like romaine. Feathers tickling your mouth is a good analogy!

                                                                                                                                                                                          3. 1st is coconut. 2nd Coconut milk. 3rd Heart of Palm, which tastes like coconut. 4th Oh I dunno, maybe rutabagas or Brussel sprouts. 5th Did I mention coconut?

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                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: mwhitmore

                                                                                                                                                                                              Coconut is a vegetable???

                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: linguafood

                                                                                                                                                                                                Well, it's not an animal or a mineral. But I see your point.

                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: linguafood

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Vegetarians think so... Or maybe they should call themselves vege-/fruitarians. :-)

                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: John Francis

                                                                                                                                                                                                    From Wikipedia:

                                                                                                                                                                                                    In biological terms, "vegetable" designates members of the plant kingdom. The non-biological definition of a vegetable is largely based on culinary and cultural tradition. Apart from vegetables, other main types of plant food are fruits, grains and nuts...The division is somewhat arbitrary, based on cultural views.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vegetable

                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. re: linguafood

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Coconut is not a fruit per se. It's a seed. The largest seed in the world is a species of coconut in the South Pacific bigger than a basketball. Tomatoes, eggplant and squashes are technically fruits.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: flavrmeistr

                                                                                                                                                                                                      So are peppers.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: Perilagu Khan

                                                                                                                                                                                                        And cucumbers.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: linguafood

                                                                                                                                                                                                          And olives.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          But basically, we tend to think of savory fruits as vegetables.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: Perilagu Khan

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Well put.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  3. re: mwhitmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                    We differ on all of those, but such is life. I guess that it means more coconut whatever, for me.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Hunt

                                                                                                                                                                                                  4. this is weird--i think there isn't a single vegetable that i truly hate. i even enjoy bitter melon, stir fried. . .

                                                                                                                                                                                                    okra is fantastic stewed with onion, tomato and cumin.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    beets are so naturally sweet and earthy tasting, just boiled with some salt and pepper. . .
                                                                                                                                                                                                    and eggplant. . .i love it--baked, fried, braised, curried.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    and i'm not a vegetarian either. . .

                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Surprises me that so many people consider avocado a vegetable..... I can understand considering eggplant as a veg, it just seems to be but avocado?

                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Well, since I already posted in this thread, might as well play:

                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Celeriac
                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. Sweet potato
                                                                                                                                                                                                        3. Swiss Chard
                                                                                                                                                                                                        4. Wax beans
                                                                                                                                                                                                        5. Turnip

                                                                                                                                                                                                        I find them all equally uninteresting.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: linguafood

                                                                                                                                                                                                          OK, I will definitely give you turnips, but not their greens.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Swiss Chard is not on my list of "bad veggies," but done poorly, they could be added.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Again, like the Yams above, Sweet Potatoes are not on the "banned list," and especially as they are common in the Deep South - land of my origin. Also, my wife was Miss Sweet Potato," back in about 1968, so I cannot resist.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Hunt

                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: Bill Hunt

                                                                                                                                                                                                            And I trust you are not Mr. Potatohead. ;)

                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. re: linguafood

                                                                                                                                                                                                            And how could I forget chickpeas? Blah.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: linguafood

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Have you never eaten chana masala? Food of the gods! It's easily one of the world's top ten dishes.
                                                                                                                                                                                                              (maybe that's another thread: your list of the world's top ten dishes)

                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: Rasam

                                                                                                                                                                                                                I love Indian food, but that may be my least favorite, sorry. They just don't do it for me. I can groove to (VERY well-made) hummus, such as Israeli-style -- but to me, the mealy texture and lack of flavor is just not very appealing. Like biting down on chalky mush.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Gimme mutter paneer over chana masala any day.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: linguafood

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I have this weird thing where I don't like cooked chickpeas that much. I like them in hummus. I like them in salads. I am "meh" however on eating them in a cooked dish. I include them in chilis from time to time, but they are never a main component.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: Heatherb

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I particularly don't like them in salads. Chalky balls. Feh.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. re: linguafood

                                                                                                                                                                                                                I know quite a few people who refuse to eat chickpeas and I can't get behind that. I love to cook up a pressure cooker load full, then eat a little bowl of the hot chics with a drizzle of olive oil, S&P, squirt of lemon. Yum.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. Celery

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Cooked Carrots (as a side dish - I'm ok w them as carrot soup or grated or finely diced into a sauce)

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Green Bell Peppers

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Green Beans (the variety w the "fuzzy" exterior)

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Radicchio

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                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: Breadcrumbs

                                                                                                                                                                                                                I have to edit my post above. I don't know what made me type radicchio. I actually meant to type:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Frisée . . . horrible stuff!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: Breadcrumbs

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Ha ... I love frisée. I recently dined at the Old Homestead Steakhouse in NYC, and one of us in the group ordered a plate of oysters as an appetizer. The plate looked very similar to this one complete with frisée adorning the center ... http://www.foodspotting.com/places/10... So, long story short, I devoured half the frisée before the waiter even realized it, and when he did, he quickly wisked up the "display" plate and left us only the uneaten oysters at the table. I guess (in their eyes) the frisée was there for display purposes only ... Oops.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: Cheese Boy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    That is a crime in recent decades - garnishes should alwalys be edible and eaten.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: Cheese Boy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      That's weird, and rude. The restaurant shouldn't put food on a dining table if they don't want it to be eaten, ahd the server shouldn't take a plate away when people are still eating from it. The Old Homestead Steakhouse isn't on my list, but if it were then I'd take it off.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: John Francis

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        @sandylc and @John Francis

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        It created a bit of a weird moment for us, but the waiter was fine thereafter. In all honesty, the oyster serving platter couldn't have been on the table for more than TEN minutes. I'm not sure if the waiter was more concerned with the ice melting from it, or concerned if I was going to devour the other half of the frisée that remained. Who knows? Maybe the platter was just needed at another table and that's why it was whisked away. I'm just glad I got my frisée before it made its exodus. Hee.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. re: Cheese Boy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Funny!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Best porterhouse I have ever had was at the OH Steakhouse a few years back. Their creamed spinach was out of this world too. Maybe have that instead of the decorative lettuce next time? :)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: EM23

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Ha, 'decorative lettuce'. I feel like a rabbit now.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          We had a bunch of stuff with our steaks.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      3. re: Breadcrumbs

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I don't think I've ever tried frisee but I always look at it in wonder as it looks so cute (odd word, but that's the first thing that pops into mind). What don't you like about it? I don't like mixed greens because they feel like feathers in my mouth. Is it the same for you with Frisee?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: fldhkybnva

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          IMO, frisée is definitely the feather of all greens because it doesn't wilt very much ... even after copious amounts of dressing. Many other greens cannot withstand being overdressed and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          they just go limp. You can't tickle a whole lot when you're limp.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: Cheese Boy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I see. Actually my hate of mixed greens is from eating it without dressing on it yet, I've always wondered if I might find it less feathery when dressed but the initial feather impression has prevented that taste test.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. re: Breadcrumbs

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Yes, looking at my QWERTY keyboard, I can see how that might happen.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Hunt

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      4. In no particular order:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Cauliflower
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Hot chili peppers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Lima beans
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Sour kraut
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Asparagus

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Green bell peppers!!! My mother used to put them in tuna salad and mixed them with a car trip and car sickness. Yuck, Yuck, Pooey, Pooey, Bleh!!!!!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Okra. Nothing can tame that flavor for me. I hear that they torture inmates at Flomax with stewed Okra.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Edited to add bean sprouts. I might as well go out back and eat a handful of dirt...blerg.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: Poochinator

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I can't eat them raw but like them cooked, well not all the way cooked or else hate them to but cooked enough so that they still have some bite.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: Poochinator

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Ah, Bell Peppers. My family loved them, and I hated them. Today, a "hint" is all that I need for flavors. Give me the pepper-parts, and I must do a half-bottle of Tums.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Hunt

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. I like every vegetable, I think. The closest I've ever come to hating a vegetable was the time I failed to heed my friends' advice about not overplanting zucchini in the garden. I felt a lot of zucchini hate by mid-July that year.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. 1. Lima beans
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2. Lima beans
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                3 .Lima beans.....

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Otherwise I guess I'm pretty much a veggie lover.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: pedalfaster

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Kills me! As a kid, I **always** picked them as my veggie for birthday dinners. LOVE them!!!! :-)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: pedalfaster

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Have you ever tried White Lima Beans, with say Benton Bacon, over rice?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Green Limas are at the bottom of MY list, but not white.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Hunt

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: Bill Hunt

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Never tried white. As I said...LOVE green, but will definitely give white a try. I basically love all beans....

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. Beets (though in small amounts I can handle them roasted)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Green Peppers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! especially cooked!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    GREEN PEPPERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Almost any canned vegetable
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    GREEN PEPPERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    GREEN PEPPERS!!!!!!!!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: IndyGirl

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      So I take it you don't like green peppers ;-)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: DiningDiva

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Vile bottom feeders of the vegetable kingdom. I hate them especially because as a vegetarian every single (or OK, many) vegetarian dish seems to have them added, I guess because they are so cheap. HATE.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: IndyGirl

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I'm not a fan of green peppers either, I'd agree, they're nasty. But red, yellow and orange aren't too bad.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: DiningDiva

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            In defense of the green bell pepper, I have to say that ones I grow myself are totally wonderful. They are typically much smaller than the supermarket mega-peppers and they don't have that thick, watery flesh that, to me, is gross. Also, mine seem to cross pollinate with hotter peppers I grow so the flavor is more to my liking.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: DiningDiva

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I love this, I like green peppers but not a fan of red, yellow or orange.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. re: IndyGirl

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          You know, now I don't feel so weird for not liking green peppers (even though I like the other colors). I'll even pick them out of fajitas and just eat the red ones.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: juliejulez

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I like bell peppers in many salads. They add a refreshing crispness, without the heat, which I do not like in salads.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Also, diced bells are part of the Cajun trinity. Gotta have 'em. But they cook down so much that you notice only their flavor, not their texture.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: juliejulez

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I am really not a fan of the green ones either. I will eat them sparingly but prefer the other colors. The absolutely do not belong in any of my red spaghetti type sauces though.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. re: IndyGirl

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Oh, I guess I also don't really love that yellow summer squash.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: IndyGirl

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Funny, when I was a kid green peppers were one of my favorite vegetables, but as an adult I don't particularly care for them raw (I'll eat them, but I don't seek them out). However, I do cook with them - there are certain dishes that don't taste right without them.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: IndyGirl

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  IndyGirl,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I once felt the same, regarding Beets. My mother used them from the jar, and from the can. They were horrible.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  We were at a food event, and Chef Thomas Keller (French Laundry and Per Se, back then) was the guest chef. He announced that the entire meal would feature Beets. I thought that I had been hosed, and to the tune of about US $250 per person. I swallowed, caught my breath, and then dived in. Heck! I had no idea that Beets could taste so good. I mean, who knew?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Now, though depending on the restaurant, I seek them out. Having crawled about the garden, and harvested many at Blackberry Farm, I have changed my tune.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Beets are not beets, and there ARE major differences. I was gobsmacked by how good they could be.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Hunt

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2. Cooked Carrots
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Broccoli Rabe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Fennel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Eggplant
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Endive

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I will willingly eat pretty much anything else and unwilling eat anything but cooked carrots.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I LOVE legumes of all typrs

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Wow most of these listed are my faves. Raw celery chopped small grosses me out and I don't love it in soup though it adds to the overall flavor well. I've found celery root does a nice job as well and doesn't have that awful texture.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Turnips are terrible except when they come from the farmers market- then the roots and greens can easily be my favorite spring meal. I haven't had great kale, I don't really get the hype when there are so many other good greens out there.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. 1. Kidney Beans
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. Okra
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      3. Green Peppers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      4. Pickled Beets (love roasted)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      5. Bean Sprouts

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: laliz

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Finally another kidney bean hater! They are just repulsive to me - their size and color reminds me of cockroaches, and that tough skin? BLECH.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. Arugula
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Onions
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Green peppers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Radishes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Celery

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Purple onions. My god, they're horrible! Nasty, nasty things.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. 1) (Canned) black olives
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2) Bitter greens (collards, mustard, broccoli rabe)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            3) Black eyed peas
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            4) Fava beans
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            5) Bell peppers

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I was interested to see so many other people list green/bell peppers. When I tell people that i don't like green peppers they always ask "What about yellow/red?" I can't stand them either.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: 2roadsdiverge

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Your post made me "hmmm" and scratch my chin and wonder: "do I really like bell peppers at all?"

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I don't like 'em raw and green. Although I like the "crunch"-not the taste.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I do seem to like the red and gold and yellow when they are well-roasted---almost charred. Not sure what that means. Need to explore this (cooking wise!) more... (off to the kitchen)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: 2roadsdiverge

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Add me to the black olives, not just canned, any and all olives although I haven't tried them since I was a kid so perhaps they have grown on my taste buds.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: fldhkybnva

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  "perhaps they have grown on my taste buds"

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I'd get that checked out, pronto.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: fldhkybnva

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    You *should* give them a retry. I made a pesto of black olives (kalamata, usually) that almost everyone loves - on pasta, pizza, crackers, or spoon.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2. Sadly, I don't think I have more than five veggies in my dietary rotation.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: dave_c

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    And those are, and why so few?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Just so we know what you don't eat - even if you don't hate on 'em.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. cauliflower
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    eggplant (Thai eggplant not so bad)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    green bell pepper (like the ripe ones--green disagrees with me unless very well done)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    turnips
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    kale

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Turnip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Lima beans
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Brussels sprouts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Certain preparations of squash

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      And because I can't think of any other vegetables I hate, I will give you a whole category of fruit: any kind of melon.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Lima beans (ugh)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Bitter greens (bleh, I so hate radicchio)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Wax/yellow beans
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Baby corn ( I love regular corn, but these baby things, gross)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Turnip

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. 1 Lima beans - Bertie Bott's Every Flavour Bean variety "Ear Wax".
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2 Chicory
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          3 Beets - "But they just taste earthy" Yeah, like dirt.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          4 Squash
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          5 Water chestnuts - flavorless Chinese takeout filler.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: CDouglas

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I forgot about water chestnuts. I hate those too - that weird squeaky texture they have when you chew them, ugh. I've heard they're really wonderful fresh but I've only had the cheap/canned variety.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: biondanonima

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I'll eat these, but I'm sure not crazy about 'em.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. re: CDouglas

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I'd rather have a water chestnut than a bamboo shoot. Ick!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: Jpan99

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Ha! I love bamboo shoots and fervently wish more Sino-American restaurants would make heavier use of them.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: Perilagu Khan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I agree. They taste great.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: Perilagu Khan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I love bamboo shoots too but have only had canned. Can you even purchase them fresh?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: tcamp

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Can't say as I've ever seen fresh BS.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: Perilagu Khan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        You want fresh BS in Texas? Talk to any Texan with a big hat and no cattle.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: Perilagu Khan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I guess I deserved that. Here in the DC area, we're fairly overflowing with BS, not the edible kind. We also have lots of bamboo stands, mostly totally overgrown on private lots.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Thanks to the magic of the internet, I know the answer to my question:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          http://eyokecooking.blogspot.com/2010...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2. One more - lemongrass.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Yes, it is an herb. But when it is floating in your spicy Thai soup looking for all the world to be a plump spring onion it is presumably a vegetable. Then, like a donk, you bite into it. You end up with a fibrous, impervious casing surrounding lemon Pledge-scented pencil shavings that stain your mouth with a flavor that you would have to gargle gasoline to rid yourself of.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: CDouglas

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Thanks for the warning!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. 1. Sweet Potato
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. yam
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    3. Russet Potatoes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    4. All other potatos varieties
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    5. Beans (pinto, fava etc)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: meatnveg

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      SERIOUSLY!!! But potatoes are so delicious and versatile!! (I'm Irish).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: meatnveg

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Does your dislike include french fries or potato chips ??

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: Cheese Boy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          yep.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Never been a potato chip person and honestly can't think of a meal where I'd rather have fries as opposed to a salad or pickles or snappy things like beans and broccoli.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Also don't like ketchup. I'm weird.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: meatnveg

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I have a friend who doesn't like ketchup either. I guess if you don't like fries, why like ketchup! Personally, I LOVE ketchup. But only Heinz.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: Jpan99

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I've got a brother-in-law who won't touch catchup and a cousin who puts it on ice cream.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: Perilagu Khan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                <---------------- Hates ketchup.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. re: Jpan99

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Heinz is ok and so is homemade but I never got the appeal if drowning food in ketchup.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              3. re: meatnveg

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I will eat fries and chips which do not taste of just plain potato but I rarely seek out fries.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: meatnveg

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I'm with you on the ketchup but, sadly, I've never met a potato I didn't love.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              4. re: meatnveg

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Ooohhhh...I forgot about how much I hate sweet potatoes! Add them to my list!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: jbsiegel

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Question: have you only had sweet potatoes in sweet recipes (like the marshmallow covered abomination served on Thanksgiving)? Or have you tried savory recipes? Lots of great ones in various world cuisines.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: jbsiegel

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I used to hate them, but I've started including them in chilis and veggie roasts, and I like them much better these days.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2. 1. Eggplant
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. Green Bell Pepper (It adds a good flavor to gravies and soups).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I love everything else.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Of vegetables I have actually eaten - turnips and rutabegas - I despise them. Other things maybe I don't like, but these are my top 10.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: jeanmarieok

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Top 10? Where are the other 8?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. 1. Eggplant
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. Sweet Potatoes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      3. Okra
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      4. Bitter Melon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      5. Dandelion Greens

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      As for all you Brussels Sprouts haters, you should try them roasted until golden brown and sprinkled with some Parmesan Cheese. You won't hate them after that.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: mwk

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I tried them just roasted but I imagine if I tossed some Parmesan on that they would be quite good as all things are with cheese :)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: mwk

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Add a splash of white balsamic.....

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: Dirtywextraolives

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ...and a little olive oil. Makes 'em sweet and crispy.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. Assuming we're sticking to strictly vegetables:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          -Arugula (and most wild lettuces that taste like tire rubber to me)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          -Beets
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          -Baby Corn
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          -Turnips/Parsnips
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          -Bell Peppers

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          if we're expanding to include legumes and fruits:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          avocado
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          beans (can deal with edamame steamed with salt, lima and green beans (not beans ;) )

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: Emme

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I think bell peppers are also a fruit?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: melpy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Yep.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: Perilagu Khan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ugh yes... can't eat em nonetheless. i don't like the straight taste of them, but i do like the flavor they impart on certain dishes. if i do use, i have to pick around the final product... i find they repeat on me, to boot.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. re: melpy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Fruit, veg. schmeg.....HATE. BELL PEPPERS!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. 1. Kale
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. Kale
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              3. Kale
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              4. Green peppers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              5. Beets

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. Sprouts, sprouts, sprouts, sprouts, sprouts!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. 1. Brussels sprouts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. Lima Beans
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3. Yams and sweet potatoes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4. Beets
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5. Kohlrabi

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. 1. English peas
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. Kale (only green I hate)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    3. Lima beans
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    4. Beets
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    5. Turnips (love turnip greens)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I also want to add that I loathe any veggie served boiled. I roast, grill, or saute most everything.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: sisterfunkhaus

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I'm with you on kale, too feathery...like the mixed greens for me.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. 1. Shelf-ripened tomatoes (are you serious?)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. Beets (*gagging sound*)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      3. Hot peppers

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      4. Fennel (here, let's chew on that plastic thing that comes from pulling on a cat's scratch-tower!)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      5. Baby corn (fresh, delicious corn's embarrassing relative)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I absolutely hate any vegetables that have been boiled plain. With roasted/fried vegetables, I'll try anything once. Have recently gotten into red peppers, plus I love brussel sprouts, salad, any potatoes, corn, and French cut green beans esp. in a casserole dish to name a few.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. (in no particular order):

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. kale, bitter greens
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. peas in anything other than baby fresh condition
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        3. fennel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        4. bendy baby corn
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        5. eggplant (that spongey, slimy texture really puts me off)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Surprised so many dislike beets, they've always been neutral to me - anyone care to expand on what about them repulses you?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: montrealeater

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          My best friend refuses to try any dish I order when we are out that has beets. She says they taste like "sweetened dirt."

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. 1. Carrots
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. Bell Peppers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          3. Celery
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          4. Eggplant
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          5. Fennel

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. 1 Green peppers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2 Green beans
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            3 Eggplant
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            4 Iceberg Lettuce
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            5 Bean sprouts

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. There aren't many vegetables that I don't like, and so many more that I absolutely adore (onions, garlic, tomatoes) and couldn't live without, but there are a few that I could gladly sacrifice:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. Yams
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. Sweet potatoes. Will eat; will prepare; do not love.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              3. Rutabaga
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              4. Turnips
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              5. Parsnips
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              6. Gah.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: mamachef

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Hey! How could anybody not like gah?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: ratgirlagogo

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I have to google gah.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2. re: mamachef

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Have you ever tried roasting gah? It really brings out the sweetness.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Happy Mother's Day Mama! Nice to see you back on CH.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: EM23

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    EM23 & ratgirl: how sweet you two are! Thank you for the good wishes; it's nice to be back.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Gah is just like so slimy and grassy-tasting. I know, I know: people are always telling me, if you just tried gah MY way, I know you'd love it, and I'm all like, no, and they're all like, yes, and I'm all like, please don't invite me if you're serving gah that night, and they're all like, how rude.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    xoxox
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Marci

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: mamachef

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      But I insist you try my method, Mama! See the Gobi Manchurian recipe I posted above - you will never say no to gah again;)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: mamachef

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        If it's slimy and grassy tasting , you must have been eating that hothouse imported Chilean gah. You need to try the real farm fresh gah, coming into season in about a week. Then you'll see!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: ratgirlagogo

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Btw, It's best if you pick it yourself under a waxing moon. If it's truly fresh and properly harvested, there will be *no* grassy taste.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. Brussel sprouts

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Squash

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Raddichio

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Peas

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Many beans

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. 5. brussels sprouts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      4. alfalfa sprouts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      3. rutabegas
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. bitter melon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. lima beans

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      yes, that is a complete list..

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Fennel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Brussel sprouts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Water chestnuts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Beets
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Canned green beans.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. So, Perilagu, are you going to analyze the results and produce a most hated top 5 list? I am itching to see a discussion with "I can convince you that X is delicious" recipes for the top 5. I'm guessing turnips, green peppers, okra, some type of dried bean, and ??? top the list.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: tcamp

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            **groans miserably at the thought of tabulating and parsing the statistical data**

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            It would be interesting. Let's just say I'll do this if I can find the time. ;)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: Perilagu Khan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Leave it to Chemicalkinetics. Dude loves that kinda stuff.