Picky Eaters.

Picky Eaters

There are all kinds of people with different food preferences – some like hard food, others soft, yet others squishy, “hot”, spicy, bland, fatty, pan-fried, deep fried, sweet, sweet and sour, refined, multi flavoured the list is endless.

When I was young, someone gave me a ham and mustard sandwich. The look of mustard (the American mustard with a lot of turmeric in it and little else) made me dislike it. I scraped the mustard off the ham, but the bread had absorbed of the mustard. I simply could not bring myself to consuming even a bite.

A few academics call “picky eating” selective eating, and may have a point.

Some people gag when you talk about a dish of calves’ brains, while others love to eat it. The same is true for lamb’s testicles (lamb fried for polite folks), roasted lamb’s head, stuffed liver, fried liver, haggis, stuffed pig’s stomach, the brains of a live money, donkey or camel meat, kangaroo, stuffed heart, tongue, calf’s cheeks the list is endless.

Can you believe some people don’t like squishy tomatoes?

I cannot bring myself to stomach chicken wings. I think I have a mental block to this while to some love it and snack on “tons” of it in pubs while guzzling mainstream, and tasteless beer.

Of course, there are vegans (strict vegetarians), then there are lacto-vegetarians who eat dairy products but no other animal derived foods, then there are fruitarians, who nourish themselves on fruits only, then we have few a people who eat raw food exclusively claiming that when food is heated above 115 F (approximately 50 C) moist, if not all, nutrients are destroyed.

Some individuals develop “mental blocks” when thinking about certain foods, and as a result when and if they consume any, feel sick or develop allergies, others throw up.

Believe it or not few people have food texture issues, like someone I know who throws up given cooked tongue even though she may not know it is tongue.

Humans are omnivorous, but everyone of use is not. I think a lot of it depends on upbringing, culture, education and many other circumstances.

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