A Guide for my Friends: Things I Won’t Eat

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

  • Bananas
  • Pulses of any kind (beans, chickpea’s etc)
  • Cucumber
  • Celery
  • Peas
  • Squashes (pumpkin, butternut etc)
  • Beetroot
  • Brussel Sprouts
  • Chicory (and anything else that has an aniseed flavour)
  • Peaches
  • Kiwi fruit
  • Turnip
  • Parsnip
Things that I’d rather not have to eat
  • Seafood/Fish
  • nuts
  • Radish
  • Lentils


***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!