It turns out that I’m quite a fussy eater, although I think I eat quite a lot of things. In order to assist my friends whenever they cook for me I thought I would write a list of things that I won’t eat.
I want to make clear that I am very texture driven with foods and the 90% of the things I won’t eat are down to texture. In many cases, excluding pulses & peas, if you were to liquidise these things I would eat them happily.
This may not be a definitive list, but it’s all I can think of for now.
Things I won’t touch
- Pulses of any kind (beans, chickpea’s etc)
- Squashes (pumpkin, butternut etc)
- Brussel Sprouts
- Chicory (and anything else that has an aniseed flavour)
- Avocado *** see update 1
- fresh fruit (except for winter/autumn berries)
***Update: Since I started my worldwide travels I can amend this list slightly. It turns out that it’s not avocado that I can’t abide, but british avocados. Elsewhere in the world they are much, much nicer.
***Update 2: Turns out I like hummus now. Not sure when that changed. I have since attempted to see whether my opinion of all pulses has changed and can sadly report that no, most pulses are still out. I am no longer freaked out by lentils though, although they’re not going on the favourites list either!