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What food like/dislikes do you have that are contradictory and make no sense?

I hate cooked bananas but love sweet plantains.
Love love love butter but don't like buttercream frosting
Like dill pickles but hate dill sauce or dill herb on anything
Hubby loves all salty pickle things but hates capers
We love basil and love pine nuts but don't like pesto
How 'bout you?

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  1. Hah...don't like butter, but love buttercream frosting!

    Also:
    - like peanut butter, like jelly, like bread, but don't like PB&J
    - like eggs, milk, cheese, etc., but don't like quiche
    - like nearly all sweet, gooey things, but don't like pecan pie
    - like banana flavor, but don't like actual bananas

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      1. re: jbsiegel

        I'm the exact opposite on bananas - love bananas, hate banana flavor - and bananas in other stuff, except banana bread. Weird.

        1. re: gildeddawn

          Ditto! Fresh ripe bananas are delicious... bananas used in cooking (except for banana bread) are an abomination. And banana 'flavouring' is even worse! DH loves strawberry-banana yoghurt, I can't stand it. But plantains are great - they don't have that sickly-sweet overripeness to them.

          1. re: Kajikit

            Interesting! How about fresh banana in a smoothie or milkshake?

      2. I love eggs but hate mayonaise.

        I love pickles but hate cucumbers.

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        1. re: 4X4

          And I'm the reverse, love cucumbers hate pickles

          except for quick pickled red onions

        2. Love salsa, dislike tomatoes
          Love a eating a steak off bone, gag with eating chicken on bones.

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          1. re: motomom

            I'm with you on the steak/chicken thing. Bone-in rib eye is one of my favorite things to eat and I will pick meat off the bone but I get skeeved out dealing with chicken bones.

          2. Love tomatoes, hate tomato juice.

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            1. re: firecooked

              Love tomatoes, hate tomato juice, hate tomato soup.

              1. re: jbsiegel

                Love tomato soup, tomato sauce, and ketchup.... Hate tomato juice, hate raw tomatoes.

                1. re: WishyFish

                  Love: Tomato Soup, Tomato Sauce, Stewed Tomatoes

                  HATE: Raw Tomatoes, Ketchup, Tomato Juice, Fresh Salsa

                    1. re: jbsiegel

                      omg, LMAO.. Didn't know this subject deserved an All Tomato thread!!

                      1. re: chompie

                        so I'll add another food:

                        Peas................
                        Love Split Pea Soup
                        Won't eat peas, raw or cooked. I'll even pick them out of stew or chicken pot pie.

                        1. re: bagelman01

                          I'm backward... love them raw and cooked, but hate split pea soup and canned peas.

                          1. re: jbsiegel

                            I love peas fresh, raw, slightly cooked. Love pea soup.
                            Hate, hate, hate canned peas or peas in a casserole.

                          2. re: bagelman01

                            There is no relationship between split pea (a seed) soup and peas (a vegetable.) Except for the name.

                            1. re: Steve

                              Are you sure? I've always thought that split peas are dried versions of the pea we know as a vegetable. I don't doubt that they may be a slightly different variety, but I think they are still a pea from a pod.

                              1. re: Cheez62

                                Wikipedia says you're right -- they are both the seeds of Pisum Sativa.

                              2. re: Steve

                                I think you failed agriscience..............................

                                Try a few google searches and you'll find them both to be from the Pisum Sativa

                                1. re: bagelman01

                                  Hey, I didn't take agriscience... but I am sure I would have failed if I did take it. Very prescient of you!

                                  Now I am wondering why we only eat lentils dried - or can I get some fresh lentils as well?

                                  1. re: Steve

                                    Unlike peas and beans which are the produce of a plant, lentils are the seeds, so the appear 'dry' evan if freshly harvested (as opposed to being dried for keeping). It is possible to sprout lentils.

                                    If you wanted 'fresh lentils' you'd probably hav eto harvest them yourself

                                    1. re: bagelman01

                                      Peas and beans ARE seeds. The pods are just seed cases. Lentils are seeds.

                                      1. re: kagemusha49

                                        The pods are the fruits of the pea and bean plants: they develop from the flowers and contain seeds (botanists consider any structure that contains seeds a fruit). Pedantry aside, sweet peas and split (or soup) peas are as alike as sweet corn and flour corn: originally the same plant, but selected by humans over generations for different characteristics. Sweet peas don't last long after they're picked, and they have a short season in most places, so farmers opted to grow the soup peas that could be dried and kept for long periods of time. Same with a lot of beans: you can eat kidney beans fresh if you get them young enough, or lentils, but since almost the entire crop is grown for drying. (I've sprouted packaged kidney and navy beans, mainly as an illustration of how plants grow. Never tried it with whole lentils, though). Every so often I'll come across fresh chickpeas in a store.

                                        The frozen peas sold these days are sweet peas that are flash frozen shortly after harvest. I don't think they're as good as freshly picked and freshly shelled peas, but they do ok for cooking and they're convenient.

                                        Now, the flower known as a sweet pea is something else altogether: it's a legume, but the seeds are toxic.

                                        /<lecture mode>

                            2. re: chompie

                              Hate raw tomatoes, cooked tomato chunks, tomato soup and tomato juice. Ketchup, salsa, smooth tomato sauce and sun-dried tomatoes, fine.

                            3. re: jbsiegel

                              Also like salsa, but only if there's not huge chunks of tomato. I think something about tomatoes inspires fickleness.

                        2. re: firecooked

                          Also love salsa, hate gazpacho, hate (most) tomato soup

                          1. re: firecooked

                            Isn't gazpacho just salsa in a bigger bowl, and eaten with a spoon instead of a tortilla chip? ;-)

                            1. re: kitchengardengal

                              Glad I am not the only one who thinks that.

                              1. re: kitchengardengal

                                Gazpacho is different than salsa to me and I also don't like it but really enjoy salsa.

                            2. re: firecooked

                              Love tomato ketchup, spaghetti sauce; like chili sauce, tomato soup, and tomato juice, but nix on raw, sliced tomatoes! Yes, it's a texture thing - I'll only have a BLT if I can find a large, perfect, in-season tomato and slice the seed-free end from it. If I'm making anything calling for tomato bits, it must be concasse. Okay, I confess - I loathe the "goopy stuff" in raw tomatoes.

                            3. i was just thinking about the strangeness of this: loving coconut, loving shrimp, but really disliking coconut shrimp. ;-).

                              i guess if i were on a desert island and coconut shrimp was all the restaurant had to offer (haha), i'd eat it.

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                              1. re: alkapal

                                A restaurant on a desert island?

                                    1. re: alkapal

                                      We spent a day there when vacationing on Anguilla. The food was great.

                                1. re: alkapal

                                  You need to ask for it deconstructed.