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hhhmmm. i've just had a lovely feast of very lovely veggie sushi, which was slightly contaminated in transit from the shop as it rolled into the enormous lump of wasabi so thoughtfully provided by the sushi man. i can't say i'm a wasabi fan - i love the tingly sensation it creates in your head, but oh my god, it tastes disgusting.

is wasabi another marmite, which you either love or you hate? enlighten me, readers, by indulging in my poll.
[Poll #665834]
following on from some comments in [livejournal.com profile] easterbunny's journal yesterday, what's the food you dislike the most? mine is celery, which truly is the devil's toenails. although there are some freaks out there who try to insist it's tasty and good?! hah! the brainwashed fools...

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Date: 2006-02-03 11:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zoo-music-girl.livejournal.com
Wasabi is nice in small quantities, preferably in chocolate cake. (Wagamamas)

I hate most dairy products violently - cream, butter, margarine, yoghurt, most cheeses and all derivatives of the above. Can't even stand the smell!

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Date: 2006-02-03 01:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zoo-music-girl.livejournal.com
oh, and coriander. I think it tastes like soap!

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Date: 2006-02-04 11:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zoo-music-girl.livejournal.com
Goat's cheese is the worst, the smell is just horrific, but it's just the peak of a general disgust of dairy.

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Date: 2006-02-04 12:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zoo-music-girl.livejournal.com
I love cheddar and cheeses like that, but can't stand the rest, so it depends what the fondue is made of. We did go for fondue in Paris and I wasn't keen. There was an oil one, which I couldn't cook my meat in fast enough, and the cheese one was a bit much for me.

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Date: 2006-02-03 11:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rich-r.livejournal.com
I'm not a fan of celery in it's raw state - just seems like chewing on undigestable vegetation for the sake of it. However, celery chopped up finely and cooked is another matter, it adds a lot to many Spanish, Portuguese and Mexican dishes for example.

I cannot abide bananas. I'm just about OK with banana flavoured milkshake or sweets, but not the claggy, overpowering fruit itself. I suspect being forced to eat woody and overripe bananas in tepid, lumpy custard at primary school traumatised me. I did try several dishes with bananas in them in Malaysia (different type of banana to the usual Cavendish ones we have in the UK), but didn't really get far.

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Date: 2006-02-04 12:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rich-r.livejournal.com
my mum used to boil celery and serve it with white sauce,

Now that is just evil. I can well understand your aversion. Did she get confused between cauliflower and celery?
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Date: 2006-02-03 12:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] margotmetroland.livejournal.com
Fresh tomatoes, but will eat tomato-based things. No bloody marys though. Lumpy mash. Cooked bananas or artificial banana flavouring, although I really like cooked plantain. Lentils and pulses. Couscous, because it tastes like the smell of damp mouldy wallpaper.

When I was small, I decided I hated mushrooms on the grounds that my sister hated onions and we couldn't have them in any food at home. She loved mushrooms though, so I hated them in revenge for the onions.

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Date: 2006-02-03 01:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] blue-condition.livejournal.com
I have my psychological "thing" about eggs, but they don't turn my stomach in the way that sprouts or liver do.

(Although I have enjoyed liver when cooked nicely in Turkish restaurants, I'm talking huge slabs of tuby gristle here) - I couldn't even bear to be in the house when my mother was cooking liver for my dad!

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Date: 2006-02-03 01:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ladycat.livejournal.com
Raw onions, I just can't deal with them!

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Date: 2006-02-05 04:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ladycat.livejournal.com
You had very impressive onion power though - I wish I could have recorded it for my nephews!

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Date: 2006-02-03 07:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ladymoonray.livejournal.com
I'm with you on the celery. We (Tanya and I) call it the devil's vegetable. Bleurgh. Tony appears to like it. Weirdo.

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Date: 2006-02-03 11:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] moral-vacuum.livejournal.com
Does he sneak out at night for furtive celery-munching?

And don't forget the green olives...

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Date: 2006-02-04 04:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ravensthorpe.livejournal.com
I can't really think of anything I REALLY don't like. Not keen on lychees or kiwi fruit but I don't actually flee in terror. I am vaguely annoyed that you can't get pinapple & coconut juice without the pineapple.

I love celery. It won't go to waste, I'll have yours as well.

I can't drink apple juice either. I like it but it has effects I won't go into graphic detail about. Curiously neither apples nor cider are a problem.

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Date: 2006-02-04 01:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ravensthorpe.livejournal.com
i think i drank one too many bottles of merrydown in goodricke bar over the years and now the smell just brings back bad memories... ;-)

Curiously, when I used to do that it left me with no memories. :P

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Date: 2006-02-04 03:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] easterbunny.livejournal.com
I like the taste of celery (especially in celeriac or celery salt), but celery itself is rather calvinist unless dips are applied. The bane of my youth were zany day care snack provisioners who tried to foist ants-on-a-log on their suspicious charges: celery sticks filled with peanut butter and decorated with raisins.

The three foods I hate are brussels sprouts, mayonnaise (the texture and smell make me yack), and, one that usually surprises people, cantaloupe / honey dew. I like watermelon, but there's something in the orange and green melons that tastes poisonous to me, so I usually spit them out. I despair of airplane fruit salad that can ruin some perfectly harmless grapes, peaches or bananas with one piece of cantaloupe. Secretely I believe that I am a new mutant species of homo sapiens and, while otherwise invincible, cantaloupe is my kryptonite.