I eat … what I eat

Originally posted May 22, 2016.

“I would never get on you for wanting to wear gingham shirts … but we do seem to feel we have the right in the public domain to talk about each others’ foods.”

— “Breaking Down The Science Of Picky Eating,” NPR

Ain’t that the truth!

I am the classic “picky eater,” always have been. The one that gets people’s attention the most is that I don’t eat fruits (except bananas) or vegetables (except corn, which everyone tells me isn’t really a vegetable).

Yet I’ll eat apples in pie or mushed up in sauce, and I don’t think I could live without Italian food, which means tomato sauce.

Some things, I don’t eat because I actually don’t like the way they taste. I find mushrooms disgusting, lettuce pointless and squash makes me gag.

And then there are some things that I have a harder time explaining. Cotton candy, for example, has never appealed to me, even though I’ve been told it’s just raw sugar wrapped around a stick, and I love sugar. Maybe because it looks like fabric.

And even though I’ll eat melted cheese on pizza or chicken as long as tomato sauce is on it, I won’t eat it on hamburgers, as the good folks at Wendy’s can tell you.

I have also never chewed gum in my life, although I chewed my fingernails for years.

Heaven knows if there’s any science that can explain this.

8 thoughts on “I eat … what I eat

  1. As a fellow picky eater I also find it hard sometimes to explain my dislikes. We like what we like though and I never understand others need to point it out…especially when it is something I already know 🙂

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  2. I don’t consider myself a picky eater, but there are just some food that are just, eewww. Cilantro for instance, probs the most disgusting thing put in food. Since I’m Hispanic, it’s practically sacrilegious not liking it. Oatmeal, the texture, yuck.
    But I’ll eat oatmeal raisin cookies. All organ meats, see I’m not picky, lol.

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