Can we have a picky eater thread?
>A week ago at Christmas
>Everybody at the house for dinner
>Lots of stuff there, and I made a lasagna
>Several picky eaters coming
>Aunt doesn't eat anything she "doesn't like," particularly those things she's never fucking tried before
>Little brother doesn't eat anything aside from Mcdonalds and the odd reheated shitty soup or microwave chicken
>Get told that he loves lasagna, and figured it would be a safe dish for everyone
>Bring the food out and he doesn't touch anything, just stares at it on his plate
>He takes a piece of lasagna and pokes at it for a while
>"Did you put pepper in this?!"
>He stares at it for a while more and then gets this fucking scowl on his face, gets up with his plate, and he throws it right in the garbage
>Takes all my willpower not to get up and strangle him
>Mom later tells me "Oh, he doesn't like black pepper."
Not the first time it happened either.
>Exposure, plain and simple. Scientists tell us that aversions fade away when we eat moderate doses of the hated foods at moderate intervals, especially if the food is complex and new to us. (Don't try this with allergies, but don't cheat either: few of us have genuine food allergies.) Exposure works by overcoming our innate neophobia, the omnivore's fear of new foods that balances the biological urge to explore for them. Did you know that babies who are breast-fed will later have less trouble with novel foods than those who are given formula? The variety of flavors that make their way into breast milk from the mother's diet prepares the infant for the culinary surprises that lie ahead. Most parents give up trying novel foods on their weanlings after two or three attempts and then complain to the pediatrician; this may be the most common cause of fussy eaters and finicky adults--of omnivores manqués. Most babies will accept nearly anything after eight or ten tries.
Was at my girlfriend's house on Christmas Eve. Her sister was making meat pie and roasted broccoli + cauliflower. I noticed their nephew eating Mcnuggets before dinner was ready. He wasn't a lard ass or anything, so I figured he was one of those picky eaters I'd heard about. He just sat infront of an empty plate during dinner. Didn't make a fuss or anything. Shit like that or people who can't drink plain water confuse me though. I can't help but feel like they should just get over it, and I know that's really insensitive to say, but how the fuck could someone who only eats mcnuggets and other boring inoffensive foods, be alive even a few decades ago?
I have a family member who is convinced she's allergic to black pepper because it "burns her mouth." So basically she can't eat out at any decent restaurant or anybody else's house, because everyone fucking uses black pepper. But I've seen her unknowingly eat food with black pepper in it, and she doesn't get any kind of allergic reaction. She's just a hypochondriac pain in the ass.
And it really takes a lot to stand out in my family as a fussy eater, given that about half of my relatives have their little lists of Foods They Don't Eat. For some it's onions, others seafood, others nuts, mushrooms or eggplant. But thinking you're allergic to black pepper because it burns your mouth takes the cake.
>how the fuck could someone who only eats mcnuggets and other boring inoffensive foods, be alive even a few decades ago?
Most food in America was boring and inoffensive a few decades ago unless you lived in a major city. My grandfather pretty much lived on well done meat and potatoes his entire life.
My roommate is convinced he hates onions. If you tell him something has onions, he won't go near it. So anyway, I cook everything with onions and just tell him I left them out. Idiot.
I'm with you, wtf is cottage cheese doing in lasagna.
I made some the other day. It was basically ricotta, noodle, and vodka sauce. Shit was delicious. I prefer meatless lasagna myself though.
Who cares how old that little fucker was. If I had done something like that my parents would have killed me. I don't believe in physically harming children but I'd murder anyone who did that to my food. Fucking little spoiled piece of shit.
>Work at Subway because I failed in my life
>Guy comes in
>Real skinny, probably 6'3 and 110lbs
>Leans over the counter
>Orders a footlong spicy Italian on Italian bread
>I start putting it together
>He coughs as I put the meat down
>Tells me 'do it again, but this time, place the meat down, then stroke each piece before putting the next one down'
>do what he says
>he stares at me and nods his head
>ask if he wants it toasted with cheese
>he says yes
>tells me to put my rubber gloves into the toaster next to the sandwich
>it comes out smelling like melting rubber
>he sniffs the air and declares it delicious
>makes me arrange his salad into bundles of each type of salad
>pays and leaves
>I have a family member who is convinced she's allergic to black pepper because it "burns her mouth."
That is the whitest thing I've ever heard in my life.
Vegetarianism is a restrictive diet. Just because you try "strange shit" in order to avoid malnourishment doesn't make you weird or adventurous.
It sounds like you're both picky eaters.
he'd be invisible if he was wearing protection though
>meat eater gets angry about the existence of vegetarian
The fact that your mind could somehow read that into the post you responded to only hurts whatever argument you might be trying to make.
Nobody got angry, you just got defensive. All that was said was that vegetarians and people who only eat meat and potatoes are both equally picky eaters.
How do you know he's a meat eater? Maybe he's vegetarian like you, but doesn't believe "strange shit" is actually "strange" because he understands that it's something you have to do in order to avoid malnourishment. Anon cares about you, Anon.
>two posts 33 seconds apart
Are you trying to say this is some kind of anti-veg conspiracy now?
Fucking hell, get some brain food into your system before you start blowing shit up.
you don't think what you said was in any way salty? You immediately attacked vegetarianism and accused them of lying, and called them a picky eater for not eating meat, you fucking spaz.
I think you'd know you don't have to eat strange shit just to get proper nourishment if you were a vegetarian.
>you immediately attacked vegetarianism and accused them of lying
It sounds like you're responding to the wrong post, because none of that happened.
But yeah, it is true that entirely excluding a specific food from your diet (when you're not allergic to it) is the definition of being a picky eater.
>poster says they like strange shit
>other poster says they don't
seems like calling them a liar
>you have to eat strange shit to get proper nourishment if you're a vegetarian
sounds like they're attacking vegetarianism, unless saying you don't get proper nourishment from something is praising? Is it?
you're a picky eater if you're being unreasonable and irrational, that doesn't hold if you've got a reason, maybe they were allergic who knows, the person who replied didn't ask they just jumped down their throat immediately.
Damn, vegetarians are sensitive.
You should learn to read a little better, and logic a little better, and find the "shift" button on your keyboard.
Nobody is allergic to meat, by the way.
>My sister was breastfed and I wasn't
That's pretty odd in and of itself
People can be allergic to meat. Tick bites are actually proven to lead to red meat allergies for some people. Meat allergies like most food allergies aren't very common but still exist. The panel for food allergies at my allergist's office has chicken, beef, and dozens of other things on there that you wouldn't think people "could" be allergic to.
The discussion was on breastfeeding, if I'm not mistaken. Whoever that vegetarian was implied that their unusually varied tastes, despite being bottle fed, contradicted the correlation people were claiming (that breast feeders have wider taste and are less likely to be picky).
It was important for that guy to point out that not eating meat is a pretty restrictive dietary choice, meaning that person's diet was not as adventurous as they thought, hence the correlation still stands.
The point of the first person was that the correlation isn't there, the point of the second is that the correlation might well be there since a vegetarian diet is pretty restrictive, no matter how adventurous you feel you are. Nobody was attacked until that idiot started getting offended and lashed out.
Growing up, my little brother had a friend who would only eat McNuggets, Kraft mac and cheese, and melted popsicles. Parents should just let their kid die if they really refuse to eat anything else at that point.
>not eating meat is a pretty restrictive dietary choice, meaning that person's diet was not as adventurous as they thought, hence the correlation still stands.
you're assuming that the vegetarian didn't take that into account, seemed pretty clear that they were saying they ate strange shit and to either blame that on vegetarianism or say that not eating mean cancels that out doesn't really make sense. you can be plenty adventurous and not eat meat.
>you can be plenty adventurous and not eat meat.
Not adventurous enough to deny the correlation. If you had an unrestricted and adventurous diet consisting of all types of food, and you were bottle fed, that would be some interesting anecdotal evidence (though obviously not enough by itself to mean anything). Being somewhat adventurous except from almost half of all common food is pretty meaningless even as an anecdote in this context.
even if meat was half of all common food which it's really not then not eating that and eating a range of strange shit instead doesn't mean you're less adventurous.
an infinite range of food minus meat is an infinite range of food.
and we're not even talking about the fact that you can be a vegetarian for non-picky reasons.
>uncle and cousin are visiting
>cousin throws a fit, he doesn't like tomatoes
>well what do you want then?
>just give me some of the spaghetti
>gets a plate of spaghetti
>everyone looking at him slightly pitifully
>gets up from the table
>marches over to the fridge and retrieves the tomato sauce
>triumphantly squirts it all over his spaghetti
>mixes them together
>eats with a huge smile on his face
[triggering is at maximum intensity]
>you can be plenty adventurous and not eat meat
And you can be just as adventurous, but also eat meat.
Vegetarians have this crazy idea that because they don't eat meat they somehow open themselves up to a wider variety of foods, when in fact everyone eats the same shit they do, but aren't picky about eating animal flesh.
>Vegetarians have this crazy idea that because they don't eat meat they somehow open themselves up to a wider variety of foods
Ah now we get down to it, you have preconceived ideas about vegetarians and you made assumptions about the vegetarian that says they eat adventurously.
I've eaten brains and testicles, and even drank piss (though like the other anon said, that's not /ck/ relevant). I don't eat them every day, because they're not common foods where I live.
They are nowhere near common enough to make any sort of analogy with eating any and all meat in general.
Some vegetarians have rationalizations for their food phobia, but most don't. Either way, I'd say exactly the same thing about someone who says they don't eat onions or tomatoes, and that's being generous to vegetarians.
>It was important for that guy to point out that not eating meat is a pretty restrictive dietary choice, meaning that person's diet was not as adventurous as they thought, hence the correlation still stands.
I think a distinction needs to be made between people who don't eat/try things because they dislike new things, or think they'll dislike whatever it is, and people who don't eat things because of personal ethical choices. Many American meat eaters won't eat dogs or cats, or maybe just dogs they know were recently pets, or dogs they see tortured to death to enhance the flavor, or won't eat endangered species they know were illegally poached, or won't eat veal when they know the calf was bound in a cage unable to walk its entire life. These sorts of moral choices are very distinct from "eww it looks gross", or someone who eats a bull's ass, legs, and abdomen, but won't eat a its eyes, brains, tongue, intestines, or testicles.
>Some vegetarians have rationalizations for their food phobia, but most don't.
That's absurd, you're just making shit up, because you can't think of any rational reason to justify your own someone-doesn't-think-like-I-think "phobia".
>now we get down to it
One person eats everything, another person eats everything minus all meat.
One of them has a more restricted diet, but calls themselves an adventurous eater.
There's no preconceived ideas at play; that was literally how this discussion got started.
My friend married a milk-toast engineer autist from Indiana who doesn't drink, and seems to hate the notion of food, fine dining, and anything more than a generic taste of "bland". Mother fucker ignored all the food I made, and which everyone else was ravenously consuming, and proceeded to sit and eat a bowl of M&M's he found leftover from Christmas.
If you're not going to eat almost any of the food I made, why the fuck are you even here? It's like the one fucking reason you bother going to your boyfriend or girlfriend's gatherings; The people are weird, but the food is great. You drink other people's wine and beer, you eat the food they prepared, you avoid saying anything stupid, make people laugh, and have a good time.
Deport Picky People. Make America Great again.
According to your logic all, or at least the majority of, vegetarians are intelligent people who have put lots of thought into their life choices and can produce cogent reasons for leading an alternative lifestyle.
Leave your house once in awhile. It's not true.
not everything, just an amount.
saying they aren't the adventurous eater they say they are simply because they're a vegetarian and that instead they're a pick eater is bullshit.
Again, a picky eater is someone who obstinately refuses to eat a particular kind of food (and in extreme cases will act like they're going to vomit or otherwise throw a tantrum if you ask them to try a bite).
I'm not a big fan of zucchini. I've had some amazing zucchini, but it usually falls flat for me. I'll still always eat it, especially if someone else is serving it to me. That's called having preferences, but not being a picky eater.
Someone who outright refuses to have zucchini on their plate, let alone touching their other food, is a picky eater.
Vegetarians fall into the latter category.
Considering that meatheads ruin literally every single veg thread past, present and future, its really not a big deal if vegfags ruin a thread or two (for you) once in a while.
Also, cry moar.
>Be a picky eater
>Only ate Mcnuggies or Mac n Cheese
>Keep this shit up till I was 7
>All the way up to 15 didn't eat anything green
>Uncle forced me to stop being a bitch and try new food, embarrassed me at a restaurant till I ate a stir fry
>now I eat everything except Raw Tomatoes (fuck those things)
Stop babying picky eaters, simple as that.
>Someone who outright refuses to have zucchini on their plate, let alone touching their other food, is a picky eater.
>Vegetarians fall into the latter category.
Again, you're not considering the reason behind the refusal. Say someone is deathly allergic to peanuts. By your reasoning, they are a picky eater, because they outright refuse to eat peanuts. Picky eaters refuse to eat because they don't like or think they won't like something. Vegetarians may be picky or not, but for most their reasons are independent of whether they like meat or not.
You don't know if they refuse meat dishes, a lot of vegetarians don't, I don't refuse them, I don't give a shit if meat's touched my food either. If you've got duck fat to roast potatoes in then why not, the duck's already dead. This is rational, you're assuming s.p.a.v. is irrational without proof.
>not liking raw tomatoes
I can't really relate, but I hate shit that tastes very heavily of oregano. I don't mind it if it's subtle, but as a kid my grandma thought good cooking was saturating food in a fuckload of oregano and everything else in the spicerack. She was actually a picky eater too. She never tasted what she made, and if you asked her she'd say "I don't eat that."
Not all vegetarians outright refuse to eat meat. If it has to go in the bin instead then it's better to eat it, if it's rude to decline it then it's better to eat it, meat's fucking tasty if you're not adding demand to the meat industry then why the fuck now.
>You don't know if they refuse meat dishes, a lot of vegetarians don't, I don't refuse them,
Shouldn't a vegetarian by definition refuse meat dishes?
>Just because you have become a perfect omnivore does not mean that you must flaunt it. Intoxicated with my own accomplishment, I began to misbehave, especially at dinner parties. When seated next to an especially finicky eater, I would often amuse myself by going straight for the jugular. Sometimes I began slyly by staring slightly too long at the food remaining on her plate and then inquiring whether she would like to borrow my fork. Sometimes I launched a direct assault by asking how long she had had her terror of bread. Sometimes I tricked her by striking up an abstract conversation about allergies. And then I would sit back and complacently listen to her neurotic jumble of excuses and explanations: advice from a personal trainer, intolerance to wheat gluten, a pathetic faith in Dean Ornish, the exquisite--even painful--sensitivity of her taste buds, hints of childhood abuse. And then I would tell her the truth.
>Not being the cause of the slaughter of an animal.
So if you eat meat without killing it, you're technically a vegetarian? I guess I better tell 90% of the world's population that they're actually vegetarian.
>Shouldn't a vegetarian by definition refuse meat dishes?
People (vegetarians or not) draw different distinctions over what they'll eat and under what circumstances. I consider myself a vegetarian, but if meat was my only option to meet my caloric or nutritional needs, I'd eat it. This sort of question sometimes arises with prisoners, and the same reasoning for exceptions is used for many religious food rules (e.g. people who are weak & ill don't have to fast for Ramadan).
>The cause of the slaughter of an animal, not the animal you eat. When you buy meat more meat replaces it, you add a demand to the industry and an animal is slaughtered in your name.
Let me get this straight. If I have you over for dinner, and I made chicken or beef or some other animal, it's okay for you to eat it as long as you didn't pay for it? Isn't that really fucking hypocritical?
So you're just someone who tries to avoid eating meat as much as possible.
You were getting defensive and calling everyone ignorant because you represent 1% of vegetarians, and most people in your situation (which I understand as an ethical one, and probably also has something to do with having issues with the state of industrial agriculture, which most omnivores also have issues with...) wouldn't even self-identify as vegetarian.
>a person who does not eat or does not believe in eating meat, fish, fowl, or, in some cases, any food derived from animals, as eggs or cheese, but subsists on vegetables, fruits, nuts, grain, etc.
What difference does it make if I eat it or throw it away to the meat industry? We can't get that chicken back, it would be a waste with no benefit not to eat it.
I feel like I'm in the majority to be honest, I don't know anybody that doesn't think in a similar way who identifies as a vegetarian.
What the fuck do I call myself then?
We can't have a new word for every person, this isn't tumblr.
>What difference does it make if I eat it or throw it away to the meat industry? We can't get that chicken back, it would be a waste with no benefit not to eat it.
That is some top-tier mental gymnastics.
So then it's okay to eat meat? Because otherwise the animals will have died for no reason.
>If nobody buys it from the store then the store orders less meat.
Nah, grocery stores throw away tons of meat and still keep ordering it. There will never be enough vegetarians in the world to make any difference whatsoever.
>i don't know anybody that doesn't eat already dead animal flesh when it's offered to them while identifying themselves as vegetarians
So you're just a troll, just like in every other veg thread. There's a reason anons are hostile to people like you on /ck/.
So it's okay to let them die for no reason, unless someone else pays for it, in which case they're a horrible immoral killing monster and you're the moral white knight saving the animal carcass from a destiny of oblivion. Do you really wonder why no one takes vegetarians seriously?
I think we do make a difference to how much meat supermarkets order
but it's fucking logical
I'm not ok for them to die for no reason, I don't understand where you're getting this from.
Above all else I try not to create a demand for animals to be slaughtered, that's it, that's the one thing. If I didn't want to fund coca cola but I was given a bottle (and I didn't have the choice to give it away) then I'd drink it, throwing it away makes nothing better.
Not him, but I knew that one. I don't understand the disconnect between fish and meat that they and catholics have. I had one try to explain to me why fish is okay but other meat isn't and it just sounded like a retarded justification.
>it's fucking logical
It's reasonable, sure.
Just stop saying you're representative of the majority of vegetarians, because you aren't.
I've been eating less and less meat, simply because I don't always feel the need to have it, and there's plenty of other things I like eating. I wouldn't call myself a vegetarian though, even if I had strong enough feelings about killing animals and factory farming to push me further in that direction or to just use as a justification if it ever came up in conversation. I eat what I want, and someone who needs to have a slab of meat on their plate is just as ridiculous as someone who refuses to.
Shit I found what I am
>the Buddha allowed his monks to eat pork, chicken and fish if the monk was aware that the animal was not killed on their behalf.
You have to be careful people don't start buying meat for you though, it's got to be an unpreventable eat it or bin it situation
It's about how far you're willing to go. You balance the guilt you're willing to feel with how convenient or tasty the animal is. Fish are pretty stupid, insects might not even feel pain or really be aware what's happening. If you wanted to be perfect you'd have to immediately kill yourself.
Fine ok I thought I was but if you're so sure I'm not then I guess I'm a special snowflake.
That is the technical term but most seem to call themselves vegetarians.
It's probably either because you claimed to represent most vegetarians, which was an immediate sign that you don't actually know anybody, let alone other vegetarians, or that you've been posting in this thread for the past three hours.
What's wrong with supporting the trade of free-range meat, thus encouraging the breeding of animals who live long, healthy lives? I guess you're going to tell us people who eat free-range are vegetarians now too.
I've talked to vegetarians I think even zoos should be abolished.
I asked what will happen to the chickens when the meat industry is gone and there are no more zoos to protect endangered species.
I was told something along the lines of, "nature finds a way".
A vegetarian relative once tried to gross me out of my meal by going on about where the meat came from. Like I'm not going to win that fight, I'm the one slicing it up and putting it in my face.
>Have a friend that will only eat chicken nuggets, corn dog and fries
>Throw a bitchfit every time we go out to eat because we don't invite him.
I mean what does he want us to do? We can only eat so much McDonald and corner fast food joint food before wanting something else.
You could argue it's more ethical than not eating meat. You are supporting their survival as a species and their health as individuals, something of which they would have guarantee in the wild, and which improves the quality of the end product.
I got a friend like that. Whenever we go out it's either a "plain burger" with only the meat on bread or a well-done steak. My aunt is the same way. I even asked her what would happen if there was no food to eat aside from stuff she hated and her response was legitimately "I would rather starve."
This fucking thread fuck off veg and anti-veg autists. Anyway.
>Be in an American airport
>In the queue to get a sandwich
>Listening to a guy ordering
>"Ah I'll just have the turkey on whitebread"
>"Ok sir any salad with that?"
>"No, it's for a kid"
>Gestures at little fatling that was at least 10 yo
no hope for Americans when people perpetuate a "salad is for adults" meme.
My younger sister doesn't like mint because its "too spicy".
She's eaten actual spicy food just fine.
Because of this, she's 14 years old and still using the shitty pink "cupcake" flavored toothpaste that tastes like flavored lip gloss
Wait wait, how would I use this? I want to like olives buf they taste like ass to me every single time. Do I have to have like a schedule set up for eating them? Every day at 3 or something along those lines??? Please anon help
>i made up a story where everyone in america is fat and stupid, just like they told me on off hours /ck/, except that everyone speaks bong
>i'm not lying, you're just spouting memes!
>Went to taco bell one time
>Order a quesadilla
>Loaded with very bad black pepper
>So much so that my stomach turned up with knots after one bite
>Pain was unbearable
That experience ruined black pepper or me forever
For foods I don't like, I took a gradual process of introduction.
Started eating oriental ramen (basically mushroom flavoured), eg the base flavour. incorporating it more and more into food.
Then moved on to finely chopped/minced mushrooms incorporated more and more predominantly as I got used to it
work my way up until now I can nearly eat all whole mushrooms. Still working on raw and still working on preparing them myself, I have to buy cut ones because they still skeeve me.
I hope this helps.
Any tips on how to incorporate olives into my food? I can handle small slices on pizza or a salad, but a big slice or a whole one always fucks me up. It's been years, too. Are they just too strong? Is that what's making it take its sweet ass time?
>Aunt doesn't eat anything she "doesn't like," particularly those things she's never fucking tried before
This literally triggers me like no other. I usually hate faggots that are too picky, but being picky for something you've never tried is retarded.
Only if you would refuse it from someone or throw your leftovers away because you don't want to reheat them.
Being picky is about being intolerant to things which aren't your favourite.
I'll post one from a dinner I made before New Years
>decide to make Sheperds Pie for a dinner
>all my ingredients are fresh
>make the pie and it comes out perfect
>dinner being served
>everyone loves it
>then my dad chimes in
>"anon does this have lamb?"
>I laugh and say yes because it's a SHEPERDS PIE
>pushes dish away and says to me "why would you put lamb in a sheperds pie!"
>nobody ever browses the web on phones
I love your logic.
Not an adult with access to a computer, no.
Pay attention or you'll get suspended.
>MFW I exclusively hate peppers and onions but love tons of other vegetables
>People bit cheaper about me not liking onions but then turn around and love it when I eat new dishes they shit out of their imagination
I don't know what kind of hugbox you come from but I kindly suggest that you remain there and don't come out and bother us normal decent people who are used to a more normal people, especially if you're trying to force a meme of some sort.
This post is so retarded it has to be bait, but il bite.
1. He ment Black Pepper, not the vegitable paprika/bell pepper.
2. Lasagne is NOT meant to be made with cheese sauce you retarded fucking numbskull of domestic breeding, you use Béchamel sauce. Then you put a layer of cheese on top of the lasagne.
3. Becaus of point 1 and 2 you have lost ALL your rights to complain about "muh authentic".
4. Its spelled LasagnE, not LasagnA, you fucking retarded faggot.
They are both picky eaters. The either one doesnt want to eat meat, the other doesnt want to eat veggies. It has nothing to do with anyone being a vegitarian nor a meat-eater, its about them actively choosing not to eat something becaus they dont want too. Its their right to do so, but its also our right to call them Picky eaters for doing so. Stop trying to make this into a "hurr durr muh vegan-hate-debate!", becaus it only makes you look butthurt and retarded.
>tells me to put my rubber gloves into the toaster next to the sandwich
>it comes out smelling like melting rubber
>he sniffs the air and declares it delicious
I'm picturing this scene in my head it's just so god damned funny lol
I'm pretty sure porn actresses are cleaner than typical sexually active adults, considering the amount of testing they have to get to play parts. Also the fact that people are embarrassed when they have an std and don't go to the doctor
>>you have to eat strange shit to get proper nourishment if you're a vegetarian
>sounds like they're attacking vegetarianism, unless saying you don't get proper nourishment from something is praising? Is it?
I know I'm late to the party, but holy shit calm down. He wasn't praising OR attacking vegetarianism, he was making a fucking statement. Stop seeing things in black and white. You're being ridiculous. THIS is why people hate vegetarians and vegans; it's not because you don't eat meat, it's because so many of you have this completely unwarranted victim complex. Meat eaters are not out to get you. We wouldn't complain if you would just leave us the fuck alone.
>go to buffet with family
>eat all the foods, try new things
>enjoy the muscles, crab, sushi, etc
>brothers only eat chicken balls, pizza, and fries
a buffet is an invitation to try new things, man
What is it with people on this site mistaking counter arguments for anger?
I can understand if you're unable to discuss anything without getting emotionally upset over different points of view, but that doesn't hold true for everyone else.
have you tried different varieties? I always used to hate the taste but like the idea, started eating kalamata black ones not in brine, and now I like black olives enough to eat them straight out the jar. Still not too fussed about green but I don't mind them
I always know if something has mushrooms or not. Shit feels like meat, but wrong. Almost as bad as tofu. I love mushroom sauces, flavors, all that shit. Just don't put chunks of it in my food.
>Shit feels like meat, but wrong.
I remember my sister trying to go vegetarian for a bit, got a portabello "steak" and complained about the texture being wrong. At the time I found it funny because I hated mushrooms for the same reason. Now I like them.
>Almost as bad as tofu.
I've never had tofu that was trying to be meat, but I like me some tofu.
And now a story of someone I know.
>Family going to chinese restaurant
>Everyone orders dishes to share around, family style
>Younger cousin comes with because she and my sister are friends
>Refuses to eat anything besides white rice
That being said, she might still have had the most authentic Chinese meal.
>I would rather starve
People say that now, but hunger is a funny fellow. I think a lot of people just haven't experienced hunger enough to know how they would act. It really bothers me because if you make them hungry enough, people will straight up eat sawdust, dirt, and OTHER PEOPLE. I figure somewhere around the 3-5 day mark those mustard greens or grilled crickets or whatever would probably look real fucking tasty.
You're a self serving egotist who likes to have his cake and eat it too.
>the animal is already dead so who cares why waste it?
What kind of ass backward logic is that? You clearly benefit from the death of the animal and are doing fuck all to stand in the way of meat industry standards backsliding into inhumane farming practices. Your justifying logic is that it's too late.
That's cute. No it doesn't work that way. A bad week or hell even a bad month won't stop the store from investing in the highest profit seller they have. It's vital to everyone's diet, and can even equate to a status symbol or treat. They'll toss it or put it on special and it will sell at a reduced price likely still turning a profit.
>I'm not ok for them to die for no reason, I don't understand where you're getting this from.
>Above all else I try not to create a demand for animals to be slaughtered, that's it, that's the one thing.
Then don't eat it at all you tit. Eating meat as you explained you do is a violation of the basic meaning of vegetarian especially one who feels the need to present a moral high ground. You're an activist and a piss poor one at that.
>I eat meat processed in the same places I deride because I also won't waste.
You have likely never starved to a point of needing to eat the thing you lambaste, but do it anyway because, why not? Hypocrite
>Lasagna is suppsoed to be made with cheese sauce and meat, that's it.
I shit you not, my little sister's friend absolutely refuses to drink water. She only drinks apple juice.
this is what I don't get when I go to buffets with people. Most don't try anything and don't decide to go out of their norms at all.
What really grinds my gears though is the people who stack one food on their plate and do that for one round. That's not the point of the buffet, go to mcdonalds for fuck sake and stack the fries on.
Maybe there was a big enough age difference that OP left before his brother was off breast milk?
My dad has cousins that are old enough to be his father, my mom's 20 years younger than her oldest sister. She was still working on the alphabet when her sister graduated from college.
I refused most liquids when I was little (like four) until my parents made liquids amusing (put it in a clean syringe and let me have a grand ol' time)
I want to like onions, but goddamn, I just have ridiculous amount of aversion to the texture. Like when I cook something that absolutely requires onions, I tend to simply quarter an onion and remove it.
How to like more onions?
tell that to a dying man who's going into anaphylactic shock, im sure he'll perk right up cunt
mince as finely as possible or put them in a food processor/blender. if you're sauteing them, they probably need more time than you think. start them on medium high heat and lower once you notice them starting to brown, because they have a lot of water trapped inside.
i love onions, i eat them with pretty much every meal but if they aren't prepared properly they can be terrible. if they're sliced too big in a salad it ruins the salad, but thin sliced onion is amazing in salad and sandwiches.
if you don't have a good knife and cutting board, and you just chop up onions with a steak knife on a dinner plate you won't be able to mince them finely.
yes, it works that way. let's say, i don't like olives. i try one, a year later i try another, few weeks later i eat another one or even few maybe. then i realise they are not so bad with cheese and wine or as a pizza topping or something. and then i can say, i like olives.
kids usually like sweet or even bland things, maybe a feew salty or greasy like potato chips or fries, but when you get older and you're not a freakin' faggot, you try new food, new tastes, new things, and if you're not a stupid american kid like op's brother or his >>7232875 sister, you would prefer healthy tasty food, no just a steak, fries, burgers, pizza or china.
and if you don't like sth, like pepper or onion, you just pick those things up and leave them on a plate, don't throw everyfuckinthing away to the garbage, it's a waste of time, money and environment, do i have to explain that to you, really?
I'll try anything once. Literally anything. I'll try pufferfish I don't even give a fuck.
Give me raw octopus, or the dreaded durian.
What I want to try the most however, are spicy insects, Thai market stall style. Something that is savoury, crispy and scorching hot. Like crickets.
God, fuck yes. All this picky eater bullshit is just autism, I really can not wrap my head around it. Why not experience everything life has to offer you? Not liking something is fine, but if you don't try it at least once (preferably a couple of times) then you're an irredeemable autist and I have little respect for you.
bechamel suace isn't made of cheese, it's made of butter, flour, milk, salt, black pepper and nutmeg.
you lay a bit of bechamel sauce or olive oil first, then lasagne pasta shits, ragu sauce, bechamel sauce, some cheese - preferably mozzarella or parmigiano regiano or grana padano or even freakin' ricotta, but NOT the cottage cheese. next you go the same - pasta, ragu, bechamel, cheese. the top layer is pasta, bechamel and cheese. it's not difficult, you just don't put anything american in it.
watch gennaro contaldo on yt or antonio carlucci and you'll learn.
i noticed that my nephew was one of those kids who didnt like the taste of plain old water, which seemed utterly retarded at first. but i noticed the water from their sink tasted chemically/thick, so i couldnt downright blame him.
i also took a sip from his lunchables waterbottle before he added the koolaid powder and it had that same chemical thickness to it. im worried for kids who live in shit areas who get addicted to soda and flavorings because their water is really nasty
My favourite mushroom. You should try it.
ITT: Human garbage dumpsters brag about the garbage they eat
I had a bad home lif growing up, add shit food all the time because of a bad mother. When I went over my dads he would try to feed me good food as much as possible. He's a great cook and my step mom is good too. I didn't like a lot of fruits, fish, nuts, and veg because almost zero exposure to it.
They let me sit at the dinner table with broc on my plate and basically limited desserts and other way to at least get me to try things.
When I passed 11 i lived with them full time and things were way better. I still just cant eat some stuff but at the very least I can count those individual things on my hand.
My cousin is 16 and only eats garbage, he reminds me of me when I was 9 and it makes me furious. The mother is an enabler and the father yells at him and her and just ends up pushing him to eat more.
Former picky eater here, don't give up on us. Some of us will turn around. How I got over it was that I would eat a piece of meat/whatever food I liked and then eat a small piece of whatever veggie was with it so I wouldn't "feel" it in my mouth. Over time I decreased the amount of meat/whatever food I liked and increased the veggie until I would eat it by itself.
BTW roasted veggies in olive oil are GOAT.
I also hate onions in food, and I used to be phobic towards it earlier in my life. It was only because of the texture, not the taste though ..so here is what I did/ do:
I used a grater/shredder to shred the onions in to a fine squishy mash, and then put it in a small cloth above the pot with the food in it, and press the juices down
I would cut the onions into small bits, put them in a garlic press and press the juices directly into the cooking pot. (slower process than the above)
Make 2 cross cuts on an onion, but don't cut through ...so the onion can basically hold its shape. Put the large onion into the pot you intend to cook in, and let it stay till the food is done, then you can take the onion out of the pot with a spoon.
If you plan to fry something, make 2 cuts on one large onion, so it slices into 4 pieces ...peel off the large layers and remove the thin skin on them. Place the onions on the frying pan and cook whatever you want on them, and when the food is done, remove the onions pieces.
I am aware that there are more advanced kitchen tools for pressing out onion juice, but I like to keep mine simple...
I'll be honest and say I'm kind of a faggot because I can't stand raisins but I like all the other dried fruit I've tasted. Also, I can't stand regular sweet fruits. Tart fruits, like strawberries and granny smith apples, however, I love.
My older brother is another case. He orders the same pizza nearly every day and only likes two vegetables: potatoes and corn.
Your brother is a faggot. You have decent taste. I'm sure you could find a way to like sweeter fruits, if they were cooked in the right way. I dislike dried fruits myself, I've never enjoyed them in a dish but I imagine I could.
This needs to be reiterated and stated more strongly, because a lot of people don't seem to be getting it.
There is nothing wrong with not liking the taste/texture of something, and avoiding it (Ex. I don't like apples, so I tend to avoid them; but if I'm a guest and someone offers one to me, I'll eat it).
The autism kicks in when you're fucking ridiculous about it.
Grew up being told I'm a picky eater. Once I moved out, I continually tried different things, now I enjoy most foods. Turns out, some kids go picky because their parents can't into cooking decently.
>dad barbequed steaks once
>entire outside is covered in at least 1mm of carbon char
>slice that shit off
>"Jesus anon, what are you gonna do when you get older? Gonna be a picky fuck forever?"
>could never tell if it was just me who found the taste of thick carbon deposit absolutely puke-inducing
>he's a bubble guppy fag
Who /thomasthetankengine/ here?
>select all images of pizza
you're like the people who blot pizza with paper napkins
it's logical, it makes sense, and there's no reason for anyone to get upset over it
but people like me do
and we're very much not okay with it. Deal with it.
>Implying a steak with a good sear should be completely charred on the outside