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Your Bottom Five Vegetables

Perilagu Khan Apr 18, 2013 09:48 AM

Rank 'em, worst to even worster.

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

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    INDIANRIVERFL RE: Perilagu Khan Apr 18, 2013 09:52 AM

    1. beets

    2. brussel sprouts

    3. beets

    4. rappinni

    5. beets

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      alwayshungrygal RE: INDIANRIVERFL Apr 18, 2013 03:53 PM

      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.

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        INDIANRIVERFL RE: alwayshungrygal Apr 22, 2013 09:35 AM

        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.

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          Pia RE: INDIANRIVERFL Apr 22, 2013 12:04 PM

          "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!)

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            terraprima RE: Pia Apr 24, 2013 01:44 AM

            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.

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            MagicMarkR RE: INDIANRIVERFL Apr 24, 2013 03:18 PM

            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.

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        sparrowgrass RE: Perilagu Khan Apr 18, 2013 09:54 AM

        Beets, turnips, radishes, beets, and turnips.

        1. lisavf RE: Perilagu Khan Apr 18, 2013 10:10 AM

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

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            Christina D RE: Perilagu Khan Apr 18, 2013 10:15 AM

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

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              chefj RE: Christina D Apr 19, 2013 06:21 PM

              Me too

            2. foodieX2 RE: Perilagu Khan Apr 18, 2013 10:17 AM

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

              1. juliejulez RE: Perilagu Khan Apr 18, 2013 10:23 AM

                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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                  juliejulez RE: juliejulez Apr 18, 2013 03:15 PM

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

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                    melpy RE: juliejulez Apr 19, 2013 06:49 AM

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

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                    kcshigekawa RE: Perilagu Khan Apr 18, 2013 10:24 AM

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

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                        thursday RE: Perilagu Khan Apr 18, 2013 10:42 AM

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

                        1. melpy RE: Perilagu Khan Apr 18, 2013 10:43 AM

                          I want to include fruit :(

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

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                            Just Visiting RE: Perilagu Khan Apr 18, 2013 10:45 AM

                            Kale, kale, kale, kale, kale.

                            LOVE peas and brussel sprouts

                            1. bumblecat RE: Perilagu Khan Apr 18, 2013 10:48 AM

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

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                                INDIANRIVERFL RE: bumblecat Apr 18, 2013 11:28 AM

                                Obviously not a Sphinxian Treecat.

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                                  sandylc RE: bumblecat Apr 19, 2013 02:04 PM

                                  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?

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                                    melpy RE: sandylc Apr 21, 2013 12:15 PM

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

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                                      thursday RE: melpy Apr 22, 2013 11:33 AM

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

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                                        melpy RE: thursday Apr 22, 2013 11:34 AM

                                        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 :(

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                                          eateatate RE: thursday Apr 26, 2013 12:22 PM

                                          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.

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                                            sandylc RE: eateatate Apr 26, 2013 08:21 PM

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

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                                              Kris in Beijing RE: sandylc Apr 27, 2013 09:58 AM

                                              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....

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                                                sandylc RE: Kris in Beijing Apr 27, 2013 11:47 AM

                                                In my own mind, anyway!!!!

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                                                Heatherb RE: sandylc May 2, 2013 06:18 AM

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

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                                                  sandylc RE: Heatherb May 2, 2013 12:07 PM

                                                  I think that there must be.

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                                          bumblecat RE: sandylc Apr 24, 2013 02:03 PM

                                          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. biondanonima RE: Perilagu Khan Apr 18, 2013 11:13 AM

                                        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. ipsedixit RE: Perilagu Khan Apr 18, 2013 11:26 AM

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


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

                                          1. Kris in Beijing RE: Perilagu Khan Apr 18, 2013 11:28 AM

                                            "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

                                            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.

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                                              janniecooks RE: Perilagu Khan Apr 18, 2013 11:45 AM

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

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                                                chileheadmike RE: Perilagu Khan Apr 18, 2013 11:51 AM

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

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                                                  grampart RE: chileheadmike Apr 19, 2013 06:49 AM

                                                  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.

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                                                    Christina D RE: grampart Apr 24, 2013 02:32 PM

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

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                                                    tcamp RE: chileheadmike Apr 19, 2013 07:06 AM

                                                    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!!!

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                                                      jmcarthur8 RE: chileheadmike Apr 19, 2013 04:16 PM

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

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                                                        Querencia RE: jmcarthur8 Apr 23, 2013 04:21 PM

                                                        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.

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                                                          JudiAU RE: Querencia Apr 23, 2013 09:31 PM

                                                          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).

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                                                            Rasam RE: JudiAU Apr 28, 2013 03:21 PM

                                                            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 :)

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                                                              Perilagu Khan RE: Rasam Apr 28, 2013 04:37 PM

                                                              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?

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                                                                Rasam RE: Perilagu Khan Apr 28, 2013 05:09 PM

                                                                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.

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                                                                  IndyGirl RE: Rasam Apr 28, 2013 06:35 PM

                                                                  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!

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                                                                    foiegras RE: IndyGirl May 12, 2013 02:33 PM

                                                                    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 ...

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                                                                      linguafood RE: foiegras May 12, 2013 02:37 PM

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

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

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                                                                        foiegras RE: linguafood May 12, 2013 02:42 PM

                                                                        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.

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                                                                          linguafood RE: foiegras May 12, 2013 02:48 PM

                                                                          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.

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                                                                            EM23 RE: foiegras May 12, 2013 03:15 PM

                                                                            Fois & Lingua – Since you are not averse to frying your cauli, give Gobi Manchurian a try some time - delicioso!

                                                                      2. re: IndyGirl
                                                                        foiegras RE: IndyGirl May 12, 2013 02:37 PM

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

                                                                      3. re: Rasam
                                                                        Perilagu Khan RE: Rasam Apr 28, 2013 07:39 PM

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

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                                                                      Poochinator RE: Rasam May 2, 2013 02:49 AM

                                                                      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
                                                                    sisterfunkhaus RE: Querencia Apr 28, 2013 03:33 PM

                                                                    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.

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                                                                      Heatherb RE: sisterfunkhaus May 2, 2013 06:20 AM

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

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                                                                Dirtywextraolives RE: Perilagu Khan Apr 18, 2013 01:13 PM

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

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                                                                  jlhinwa RE: Perilagu Khan Apr 18, 2013 01:27 PM

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

                                                                  1. Delucacheesemonger RE: Perilagu Khan Apr 18, 2013 01:38 PM

                                                                    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
                                                                    Green Pepper

                                                                    1. fldhkybnva RE: Perilagu Khan Apr 18, 2013 01:43 PM

                                                                      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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                                                                        Steve Green RE: fldhkybnva Apr 18, 2013 01:57 PM

                                                                        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.

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                                                                          KayceeK RE: fldhkybnva Apr 19, 2013 02:00 PM

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

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                                                                            sisterfunkhaus RE: fldhkybnva Apr 28, 2013 03:35 PM

                                                                            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.

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                                                                              IndyGirl RE: sisterfunkhaus Apr 28, 2013 06:36 PM

                                                                              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. KayceeK RE: Perilagu Khan Apr 18, 2013 01:47 PM

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


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                                                                              Indy 67 RE: KayceeK Apr 20, 2013 08:35 AM

                                                                              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.

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                                                                                Perilagu Khan RE: Indy 67 Apr 21, 2013 07:13 AM

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

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                                                                                  juliejulez RE: Indy 67 Apr 22, 2013 09:11 AM

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

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                                                                                    INDIANRIVERFL RE: juliejulez Apr 22, 2013 09:39 AM

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

                                                                              2. pinehurst RE: Perilagu Khan Apr 18, 2013 01:51 PM

                                                                                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!

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                                                                                  justme123 RE: Perilagu Khan Apr 18, 2013 01:58 PM

                                                                                  ok, I play along:

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

                                                                                  1. Musie RE: Perilagu Khan Apr 18, 2013 02:35 PM

                                                                                    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.

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                                                                                      normanwolf RE: Perilagu Khan Apr 18, 2013 02:51 PM

                                                                                      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. TXMandy RE: Perilagu Khan Apr 18, 2013 02:54 PM

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

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

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                                                                                          venushakti RE: Perilagu Khan Apr 18, 2013 03:02 PM

                                                                                          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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                                                                                            juster RE: venushakti Apr 19, 2013 01:48 PM

                                                                                            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.

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                                                                                              venushakti RE: juster Apr 19, 2013 03:10 PM

                                                                                              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.

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                                                                                                Jay F RE: venushakti Apr 19, 2013 03:47 PM

                                                                                                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.

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                                                                                                  venushakti RE: Jay F Apr 20, 2013 08:30 AM

                                                                                                  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.

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                                                                                                    Jay F RE: venushakti Apr 20, 2013 10:33 AM

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

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                                                                                              tcamp RE: venushakti May 12, 2013 06:06 PM

                                                                                              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.

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                                                                                              seamunky RE: Perilagu Khan Apr 18, 2013 03:11 PM

                                                                                              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. YAYME RE: Perilagu Khan Apr 18, 2013 03:51 PM

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

                                                                                                1. Cheese Boy RE: Perilagu Khan Apr 18, 2013 04:28 PM

                                                                                                  Lima beans
                                                                                                  Red radishes
                                                                                                  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.

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                                                                                                    HillJ RE: Perilagu Khan Apr 18, 2013 04:33 PM

                                                                                                    any canned vegetable, just pick any five.

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                                                                                                      Crockett67 RE: HillJ Apr 19, 2013 06:31 AM


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

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                                                                                                        HillJ RE: Crockett67 Apr 19, 2013 06:42 AM

                                                                                                        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 :)

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                                                                                                          HillJ RE: HillJ Apr 19, 2013 07:08 AM

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

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                                                                                                            Crockett67 RE: HillJ Apr 19, 2013 09:15 AM

                                                                                                            I do too, but only for pies. :D

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                                                                                                              HillJ RE: Crockett67 Apr 19, 2013 10:27 AM

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

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                                                                                                        sisterfunkhaus RE: HillJ Apr 28, 2013 03:39 PM

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

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                                                                                                        jbsiegel RE: Perilagu Khan Apr 19, 2013 05:47 AM

                                                                                                        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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                                                                                                          melpy RE: jbsiegel Apr 19, 2013 07:48 AM

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

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                                                                                                            Perilagu Khan RE: jbsiegel Apr 19, 2013 07:58 AM

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

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                                                                                                              thursday RE: Perilagu Khan Apr 19, 2013 01:39 PM

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

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                                                                                                            charlesbois RE: Perilagu Khan Apr 19, 2013 06:20 AM

                                                                                                            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. Njchicaa RE: Perilagu Khan Apr 19, 2013 06:24 AM

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

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                                                                                                                OhioHound RE: Perilagu Khan Apr 19, 2013 06:26 AM

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

                                                                                                                1. jmckee RE: Perilagu Khan Apr 19, 2013 09:28 AM

                                                                                                                  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.

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                                                                                                                    Pwmfan RE: Perilagu Khan Apr 19, 2013 10:50 AM

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


                                                                                                                    Canned peas

                                                                                                                    Cabbage (but love sprouts and broccoli)

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

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                                                                                                                      salsailsa RE: Perilagu Khan Apr 19, 2013 10:53 AM

                                                                                                                      Here goes:

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

                                                                                                                      1. Perilagu Khan RE: Perilagu Khan Apr 19, 2013 10:58 AM

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

                                                                                                                        1. juster RE: Perilagu Khan Apr 19, 2013 01:58 PM

                                                                                                                          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. Jay F RE: Perilagu Khan Apr 19, 2013 02:03 PM

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

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                                                                                                                              sisterfunkhaus RE: Jay F Apr 28, 2013 03:41 PM

                                                                                                                              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.

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                                                                                                                              sandylc RE: Perilagu Khan Apr 19, 2013 02:11 PM

                                                                                                                              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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                                                                                                                                Jay F RE: sandylc Apr 19, 2013 02:25 PM

                                                                                                                                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.

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                                                                                                                                  sandylc RE: Jay F Apr 19, 2013 02:55 PM

                                                                                                                                  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.

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                                                                                                                                    Jay F RE: sandylc Apr 19, 2013 03:06 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                      sandylc RE: Jay F Apr 19, 2013 03:20 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                        Jay F RE: sandylc Apr 19, 2013 03:45 PM

                                                                                                                                        I'll tell her. She needs to know.

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                                                                                                                                      sisterfunkhaus RE: sandylc Apr 28, 2013 03:42 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                    biondanonima RE: sandylc Apr 24, 2013 01:16 PM

                                                                                                                                    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. monavano RE: Perilagu Khan Apr 19, 2013 02:22 PM

                                                                                                                                    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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                                                                                                                                      sisterfunkhaus RE: monavano Apr 28, 2013 03:46 PM

                                                                                                                                      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. Veggo RE: Perilagu Khan Apr 19, 2013 03:17 PM

                                                                                                                                      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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                                                                                                                                        EM23 RE: Veggo Apr 19, 2013 04:35 PM

                                                                                                                                        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.

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                                                                                                                                          Perilagu Khan RE: EM23 Apr 20, 2013 07:01 AM

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


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                                                                                                                                          DiningDiva RE: Veggo Apr 21, 2013 07:25 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                            Delucacheesemonger RE: Veggo Apr 21, 2013 10:54 AM

                                                                                                                                            That's the last time l cook for you.

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                                                                                                                                              Bill Hunt RE: Veggo Apr 27, 2013 07:07 PM

                                                                                                                                              I could handle all, but that dressing.

                                                                                                                                              Maybe I need to "get a life?"


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                                                                                                                                              sandylc RE: Perilagu Khan Apr 19, 2013 03:19 PM

                                                                                                                                              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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                                                                                                                                                Perilagu Khan RE: sandylc Apr 20, 2013 07:02 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                  foodieX2 RE: Perilagu Khan Apr 20, 2013 07:22 AM

                                                                                                                                                  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.

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                                                                                                                                                    Perilagu Khan RE: foodieX2 Apr 21, 2013 07:15 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                  foiegras RE: sandylc Apr 25, 2013 08:00 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                                    sandylc RE: foiegras Apr 25, 2013 08:23 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                                  masha RE: Perilagu Khan Apr 19, 2013 03:20 PM

                                                                                                                                                  sweet potato
                                                                                                                                                  lima beans

                                                                                                                                                  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.

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                                                                                                                                                    Heatherb RE: Perilagu Khan Apr 19, 2013 03:49 PM

                                                                                                                                                    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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                                                                                                                                                      jbsiegel RE: Heatherb Apr 19, 2013 05:56 PM

                                                                                                                                                      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

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                                                                                                                                                        Perilagu Khan RE: jbsiegel Apr 20, 2013 07:04 AM

                                                                                                                                                        What the hell.

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

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                                                                                                                                                        Pwmfan RE: Heatherb Apr 20, 2013 08:30 AM

                                                                                                                                                        Top 5:

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

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                                                                                                                                                          Jay F RE: Pwmfan Apr 20, 2013 10:32 AM

                                                                                                                                                          <In season tomatoes>

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

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                                                                                                                                                            Heatherb RE: Jay F Apr 20, 2013 04:47 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                                              Jay F RE: Heatherb Apr 21, 2013 09:06 AM

                                                                                                                                                              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.

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                                                                                                                                                              Pwmfan RE: Jay F Apr 20, 2013 09:58 PM

                                                                                                                                                              No, tomatoes in their season

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                                                                                                                                                          flavrmeistr RE: Perilagu Khan Apr 19, 2013 03:57 PM

                                                                                                                                                          1. Dill
                                                                                                                                                          2. Most onions

                                                                                                                                                          ...and that's about it.

                                                                                                                                                          1. Kajikit RE: Perilagu Khan Apr 19, 2013 04:08 PM

                                                                                                                                                            Canned or frozen spinach (fresh baby spinach is delicious)
                                                                                                                                                            Brussels Sprouts
                                                                                                                                                            Bitter melon

                                                                                                                                                            (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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                                                                                                                                                              chompie RE: Kajikit Apr 19, 2013 04:45 PM

                                                                                                                                                              Chinese celery
                                                                                                                                                              scotch bonnet peppers

                                                                                                                                                            2. LizGW RE: Perilagu Khan Apr 19, 2013 06:05 PM

                                                                                                                                                              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. fldhkybnva RE: Perilagu Khan Apr 19, 2013 06:55 PM

                                                                                                                                                                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!

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                                                                                                                                                                  debbypo RE: Perilagu Khan Apr 20, 2013 07:11 AM

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                  1. Peg RE: Perilagu Khan Apr 20, 2013 07:44 AM

                                                                                                                                                                    Then equally placed:-
                                                                                                                                                                    =Cooked carrots
                                                                                                                                                                    =Cooked parsnips
                                                                                                                                                                    =Cooked swedes

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                                                                                                                                                                      Veggo RE: Peg Apr 20, 2013 08:17 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                        grampart RE: Veggo Apr 20, 2013 08:26 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                          Perilagu Khan RE: Veggo Apr 21, 2013 07:17 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                            Peg RE: Veggo Apr 21, 2013 12:09 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                              masha RE: Peg Apr 21, 2013 12:13 PM

                                                                                                                                                                              Rutabagas in the US

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                                                                                                                                                                              ratgirlagogo RE: Veggo Apr 21, 2013 02:02 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                Poochinator RE: ratgirlagogo Apr 21, 2013 02:20 PM


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                                                                                                                                                                                  INDIANRIVERFL RE: Poochinator Apr 22, 2013 09:48 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                  Watch out for those great Danes.

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                                                                                                                                                                                    sandylc RE: INDIANRIVERFL Apr 23, 2013 07:52 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                    I hear they hog the sofa.

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                                                                                                                                                                            Isolda RE: Perilagu Khan Apr 20, 2013 08:39 AM

                                                                                                                                                                            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.

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                                                                                                                                                                              Nanzi RE: Perilagu Khan Apr 20, 2013 08:40 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                moreace01 RE: Perilagu Khan Apr 20, 2013 04:57 PM

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

                                                                                                                                                                                1. Bill Hunt RE: Perilagu Khan Apr 20, 2013 10:05 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                  Green Beans
                                                                                                                                                                                  Yellow Squash


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                                                                                                                                                                                    pippimac RE: Bill Hunt Apr 21, 2013 04:37 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                    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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                      Bill Hunt RE: pippimac Apr 27, 2013 07:09 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                      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.


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                                                                                                                                                                                        Tripeler RE: Bill Hunt May 12, 2013 01:32 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                          Delucacheesemonger RE: Tripeler May 12, 2013 11:31 AM

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

                                                                                                                                                                                          Popeye the Sailor Man.

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                                                                                                                                                                                    Harters RE: Perilagu Khan Apr 21, 2013 07:42 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                    Kohl rabi

                                                                                                                                                                                    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. DiningDiva RE: Perilagu Khan Apr 21, 2013 09:35 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                        masha RE: DiningDiva Apr 21, 2013 11:13 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                          DiningDiva RE: masha Apr 21, 2013 11:42 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                          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

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                                                                                                                                                                                            masha RE: DiningDiva Apr 21, 2013 12:21 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                          venushakti RE: DiningDiva Apr 21, 2013 12:38 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                          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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                            masha RE: venushakti Apr 21, 2013 01:05 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                            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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                            fldhkybnva RE: DiningDiva Apr 21, 2013 12:43 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                            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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                              biondanonima RE: fldhkybnva Apr 24, 2013 01:21 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                              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!

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                                                                                                                                                                                            mwhitmore RE: Perilagu Khan Apr 21, 2013 11:12 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                            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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                                                                                                                                                                                              linguafood RE: mwhitmore Apr 21, 2013 11:51 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                              Coconut is a vegetable???

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                                                                                                                                                                                                mwhitmore RE: linguafood Apr 23, 2013 07:49 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  John Francis RE: linguafood Apr 23, 2013 08:24 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    John Francis RE: John Francis Apr 25, 2013 01:37 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                    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.


                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. re: linguafood
                                                                                                                                                                                                    flavrmeistr RE: linguafood Apr 24, 2013 12:59 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                    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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                      Perilagu Khan RE: flavrmeistr Apr 24, 2013 08:11 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                      So are peppers.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        linguafood RE: Perilagu Khan Apr 24, 2013 09:57 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                        And cucumbers.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                          Perilagu Khan RE: linguafood Apr 24, 2013 11:44 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                          And olives.

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                            sandylc RE: Perilagu Khan Apr 24, 2013 05:20 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Well put.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  3. re: mwhitmore
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Bill Hunt RE: mwhitmore Apr 27, 2013 07:10 PM

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


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                                                                                                                                                                                                    afong56 RE: Perilagu Khan Apr 21, 2013 11:57 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                    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. . .

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                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dirtywextraolives RE: Perilagu Khan Apr 21, 2013 12:03 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                      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. linguafood RE: Perilagu Khan Apr 21, 2013 12:11 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                        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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                                                                                                                                                                                                          Bill Hunt RE: linguafood Apr 27, 2013 07:13 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                          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.


                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: Bill Hunt
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Perilagu Khan RE: Bill Hunt Apr 28, 2013 08:31 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                            linguafood RE: linguafood Apr 28, 2013 03:27 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                            And how could I forget chickpeas? Blah.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                              Rasam RE: linguafood Apr 28, 2013 03:59 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                              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)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                linguafood RE: Rasam Apr 28, 2013 04:06 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Heatherb RE: linguafood May 2, 2013 06:23 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    linguafood RE: Heatherb May 2, 2013 11:44 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                tcamp RE: linguafood May 12, 2013 06:08 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                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. Breadcrumbs RE: Perilagu Khan Apr 21, 2013 12:33 PM


                                                                                                                                                                                                              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)


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                                                                                                                                                                                                                Breadcrumbs RE: Breadcrumbs Apr 22, 2013 12:07 PM

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Frisée . . . horrible stuff!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Cheese Boy RE: Breadcrumbs Apr 22, 2013 10:32 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    sandylc RE: Cheese Boy Apr 23, 2013 07:53 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      John Francis RE: Cheese Boy Apr 23, 2013 08:34 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Cheese Boy RE: John Francis Apr 23, 2013 12:52 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        @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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        EM23 RE: Cheese Boy Apr 23, 2013 01:30 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        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? :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Cheese Boy RE: EM23 Apr 23, 2013 01:47 PM

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      3. re: Breadcrumbs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        fldhkybnva RE: Breadcrumbs Apr 23, 2013 06:19 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        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?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Cheese Boy RE: fldhkybnva Apr 23, 2013 01:13 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            fldhkybnva RE: Cheese Boy Apr 23, 2013 01:58 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Bill Hunt RE: Breadcrumbs Apr 27, 2013 07:14 PM

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


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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        John Francis RE: Perilagu Khan Apr 21, 2013 01:15 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        In no particular order:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Hot chili peppers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Lima beans
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Sour kraut

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Poochinator RE: Perilagu Khan Apr 21, 2013 01:46 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            fldhkybnva RE: Poochinator Apr 23, 2013 06:20 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Bill Hunt RE: Poochinator Apr 27, 2013 07:15 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              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.


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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ratgirlagogo RE: Perilagu Khan Apr 21, 2013 02:15 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                pedalfaster RE: Perilagu Khan Apr 21, 2013 02:26 PM

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

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  jbsiegel RE: pedalfaster Apr 21, 2013 05:30 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Bill Hunt RE: pedalfaster Apr 27, 2013 07:16 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    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.


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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      jbsiegel RE: Bill Hunt Apr 28, 2013 05:27 PM

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. IndyGirl RE: Perilagu Khan Apr 21, 2013 03:07 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      DiningDiva RE: IndyGirl Apr 21, 2013 05:03 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        IndyGirl RE: DiningDiva Apr 22, 2013 09:04 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          DiningDiva RE: IndyGirl Apr 22, 2013 09:18 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            tcamp RE: DiningDiva Apr 22, 2013 09:24 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              fldhkybnva RE: DiningDiva Apr 23, 2013 06:20 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          juliejulez RE: IndyGirl Apr 22, 2013 09:14 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Perilagu Khan RE: juliejulez Apr 22, 2013 10:13 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              melpy RE: juliejulez Apr 22, 2013 11:36 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              IndyGirl RE: IndyGirl Apr 24, 2013 08:05 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                biondanonima RE: IndyGirl Apr 24, 2013 01:25 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Bill Hunt RE: IndyGirl Apr 27, 2013 07:20 PM


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  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.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2. C. Hamster RE: Perilagu Khan Apr 21, 2013 07:08 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Cooked Carrots
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Broccoli Rabe

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I LOVE legumes of all typrs

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    fara RE: Perilagu Khan Apr 21, 2013 07:45 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      laliz RE: Perilagu Khan Apr 22, 2013 05:03 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        biondanonima RE: laliz Apr 24, 2013 01:26 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        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. lilmsmuffin RE: Perilagu Khan Apr 22, 2013 08:19 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Green peppers

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          flavrmeistr RE: Perilagu Khan Apr 23, 2013 02:04 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2roadsdiverge RE: Perilagu Khan Apr 23, 2013 04:13 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              pedalfaster RE: 2roadsdiverge Apr 23, 2013 04:26 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              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)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                fldhkybnva RE: 2roadsdiverge Apr 23, 2013 04:32 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Perilagu Khan RE: fldhkybnva Apr 24, 2013 08:13 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  "perhaps they have grown on my taste buds"

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I'd get that checked out, pronto.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    tcamp RE: fldhkybnva May 13, 2013 09:06 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    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. dave_c RE: Perilagu Khan Apr 23, 2013 04:29 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    gingershelley RE: dave_c Apr 26, 2013 06:52 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    And those are, and why so few?

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    foiegras RE: Perilagu Khan Apr 24, 2013 05:54 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Blush RE: Perilagu Khan Apr 24, 2013 06:14 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      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. Jpan99 RE: Perilagu Khan Apr 24, 2013 07:57 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          CDouglas RE: Perilagu Khan Apr 24, 2013 10:57 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            biondanonima RE: CDouglas Apr 24, 2013 01:28 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Perilagu Khan RE: biondanonima Apr 24, 2013 02:00 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Jpan99 RE: CDouglas Apr 24, 2013 03:54 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Perilagu Khan RE: Jpan99 Apr 24, 2013 07:04 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  sandylc RE: Perilagu Khan Apr 25, 2013 01:56 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I agree. They taste great.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    tcamp RE: Perilagu Khan May 12, 2013 06:11 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Perilagu Khan RE: tcamp May 13, 2013 08:20 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Veggo RE: Perilagu Khan May 13, 2013 08:36 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          tcamp RE: Perilagu Khan May 13, 2013 09:15 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          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:


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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  CDouglas RE: Perilagu Khan Apr 25, 2013 12:52 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    grampart RE: CDouglas Apr 25, 2013 12:55 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Thanks for the warning!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. meatnveg RE: Perilagu Khan Apr 25, 2013 12:54 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      KayceeK RE: meatnveg Apr 25, 2013 01:35 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Cheese Boy RE: meatnveg Apr 25, 2013 02:21 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Does your dislike include french fries or potato chips ??

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          meatnveg RE: Cheese Boy Apr 26, 2013 10:28 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Jpan99 RE: meatnveg Apr 26, 2013 10:46 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Perilagu Khan RE: Jpan99 Apr 26, 2013 11:13 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                chileheadmike RE: Perilagu Khan Apr 26, 2013 11:30 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                melpy RE: Jpan99 Apr 28, 2013 05:18 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                melpy RE: meatnveg Apr 28, 2013 05:17 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  tcamp RE: meatnveg May 12, 2013 06:12 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                jbsiegel RE: meatnveg Apr 25, 2013 05:47 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Rasam RE: jbsiegel Apr 28, 2013 03:23 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Heatherb RE: jbsiegel May 2, 2013 06:26 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  GCBananaBread RE: Perilagu Khan Apr 25, 2013 08:19 PM

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I love everything else.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    jeanmarieok RE: Perilagu Khan Apr 26, 2013 11:43 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      linguafood RE: jeanmarieok Apr 26, 2013 12:05 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Top 10? Where are the other 8?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      mwk RE: Perilagu Khan Apr 26, 2013 12:26 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        fldhkybnva RE: mwk Apr 26, 2013 12:32 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        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 :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dirtywextraolives RE: mwk Apr 26, 2013 12:36 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Add a splash of white balsamic.....

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            flavrmeistr RE: Dirtywextraolives Apr 26, 2013 01:30 PM

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. Emme RE: Perilagu Khan Apr 26, 2013 06:03 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Assuming we're sticking to strictly vegetables:

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

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            melpy RE: Emme Apr 28, 2013 05:19 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I think bell peppers are also a fruit?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Perilagu Khan RE: melpy Apr 28, 2013 08:32 AM


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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Emme RE: Perilagu Khan May 4, 2013 06:35 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Poochinator RE: melpy May 2, 2013 03:00 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              AnnaBaptist RE: Perilagu Khan Apr 26, 2013 08:29 PM

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. creamchargers RE: Perilagu Khan Apr 27, 2013 10:01 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Sprouts, sprouts, sprouts, sprouts, sprouts!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  alliaphagist RE: Perilagu Khan Apr 27, 2013 07:59 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    sisterfunkhaus RE: Perilagu Khan Apr 28, 2013 03:26 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      fldhkybnva RE: sisterfunkhaus Apr 28, 2013 04:41 PM

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. aslovesfood RE: Perilagu Khan Apr 28, 2013 03:53 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        montrealeater RE: Perilagu Khan Apr 28, 2013 04:51 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        (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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Heatherb RE: montrealeater May 2, 2013 06:27 AM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          loodle RE: Perilagu Khan May 11, 2013 11:32 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            csdiego RE: Perilagu Khan May 12, 2013 02:54 AM

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. mamachef RE: Perilagu Khan May 12, 2013 08:16 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ratgirlagogo RE: mamachef May 12, 2013 11:12 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Hey! How could anybody not like gah?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  sandylc RE: ratgirlagogo May 12, 2013 06:04 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I have to google gah.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  EM23 RE: mamachef May 12, 2013 12:02 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    mamachef RE: EM23 May 12, 2013 02:51 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      EM23 RE: mamachef May 12, 2013 03:18 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ratgirlagogo RE: mamachef May 12, 2013 04:16 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        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!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          foiegras RE: ratgirlagogo May 12, 2013 04:54 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          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. thecitylane RE: Perilagu Khan May 12, 2013 08:21 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Brussel sprouts




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Many beans

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. rmarisco RE: Perilagu Khan May 12, 2013 03:02 PM

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      yes, that is a complete list..

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. SIMIHOUND RE: Perilagu Khan May 12, 2013 03:04 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Brussel sprouts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Water chestnuts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Canned green beans.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. tcamp RE: Perilagu Khan May 13, 2013 09:17 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Perilagu Khan RE: tcamp May 13, 2013 09:57 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            **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. ;)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              linguafood RE: Perilagu Khan May 13, 2013 10:00 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Leave it to Chemicalkinetics. Dude loves that kinda stuff.

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