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post #1 of 16
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Had dinner guests tonight, the neighbors brought their 6 year old grandson over for dinner. He wouldn't eat any brussel sprouts- made quite a row about it actually. I told him he didn't have to eat it unless Grandpa wanted him to. Then I got to thinking- so here is the question.

When you were growing up, what was the worst food your parents had you eat?

Mine was cow tongue- my mother loved to make cow tongue sandwiches......
post #2 of 16
Hands down, bar none, liver.

I used to LOVE pork chops, so my Mom thought she'd get me to eat liver by telling me it was pork... I was young, it was fried, I had no idea. I took a huge first bite and about lost it. What a cruel, cruel thing to do to a child! To this day one of the only 2 foods I just can't eat no matter how I try is liver. (The other? Sweet potatos.)
post #3 of 16
When I was a child, I used to pick the peas and lima beans out of Campbell's vegetable soup. So that was the grossest food for me.

My grandmother had a tradition called the no-thank-you helping, which is essentially a teaspoon of whatever it was to be polite and take one bite. My grandpa grew peas in the yard and his were WONDERFUL so I eventually go over it.

Meat is probably the only continuing problem for me. If I can identify a body part, it's over. If I can't get skinless, boneless, no blood vessels or gristle or cartilidge, I won't eat it. I'd be a vegetarian if I had to butcher my own meat! lol What a wimp!
post #4 of 16
Most organ meats...just the idea of what it is or does grosses me out.

The worst is kidneys though!
I remember coming home from school and almost being knocked down from the stench when entering the house. The whole place would reek of that "cat piss" (excuse me furkids) smell, and my Grandma would say "they're wonderful honey, you just have to boil the piss out of them!"
Like thats supposed to make them more appetizing?

Sheesh, I'm getting nauseous just thinking about it!
post #5 of 16
Oh Cleo, I am LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Boil the piss out of them.....gosh, that is hilarious!

I also won't eat any organ meat....never even tried it, but I don't think I could.
I was a weird kid, I liked everything! Even brussel sprouts. As a matter of fact to this day I'd prefer a big plate full of veggies to any meat dish.
post #6 of 16
Uncle Leslie used to make salt pork and gravy in the cellar, cause he was not allowed to do it upstairs in the kitchen! I have always hated liver and then carrots when younger. (like carrots now). I can remember sitting in front of a plate of cold liver for about 4 hours. I can assure you it tastes worse cold, than warm!
I too am funny about my meat especially and it is a wonder I can stay as fat as I am! If it does not come from the store all nicely wrapped and unidentifiable, I will NOT let it in the house!
post #7 of 16
I have always been a picky eater. I don't remember any one certain food I refused to eat, it was a variety of things. My son is also a picky eater, when he was small, he always refused to eat any vegetables. I had a fun way of dealing with this. I would make up a story, when I got to a part that my son thought was interesting, I would stop until he ate a little bit of vegable, then I would go back to telling the story. We would keep doing this until he had completely finished eating all his vegetables!
post #8 of 16
For me it was meat. When I was around 9 years old I simply refused to eat it anymore. That was over 40 years ago and I haven't touch a bit since then.
post #9 of 16
Well, being a fishermans daughter has its low points too We got lots of seafood, but thats not always a good thing. My worst food memories included Haddock tongues and Tom Malley. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the latter term, its the green stuff in a lobster body..which is the digested food the lobster ate and its internal organs. My dad used to make sandwiches with this disgusting stuff as the filler. YUCK! Haddock tongues aren't actually 'tongues' its the cheek flesh of a Haddock, but it was gross nonetheless.
post #10 of 16
Any kind of bean. I hate all beans except green beans. I really like green vegetables (asparagus, green beans, spinach) and I could never understand why my mom would make peas so often knowing how much I hate them. I mean, if I had a kid that loved green beans but hated peas then I wouldn't make peas. I think it would be a different story if I didn't like any green vegetable but I really felt like my mom was torturing me. I swear she made peas twice as much as she made green beans. Peas and beans (lima bean, black eyed peas, pork n beans) are the only thing that actually make me gag.
post #11 of 16
As a child, we used to spend every Christmas at my aunt and uncle's house. One of the side dishes was turnip My uncle, God rest his soul, was very strict about finishing everything on our plates. I HATED turnips and still do to this day. They would actually make me sick.

The other foods I can't or won't eat is liver, lima beans, any kind of other organ meat and parsnips.
post #12 of 16
When I was younger (not too long agon), I used to dislike eating lima beans...... YUCKY! I also couldn't stand the smell of fish ...... cooked fish grosses me out. I also don't like barbequed flavor stuff.
post #13 of 16
Definitely liver. It's one of my mom's favorite foods, and she'd fry it with onions. It was so disgusting. No one in the family liked it but her, but she kept making it anyway. Finally she stopped, and I haven't had to eat it since.

Also, we grew up eating baked squash. It was good, but then my parents decided to try to make pumpkin. It was so gross. I still remember that I gagged and almost threw up when I had to eat it. The rule at our house was three bites, and those three bites of pumpkin almost killed me. What were they thinking? The rule at my house is one bite. I think that's a lot more fair than 3.
post #14 of 16
I'm still young and my parents don't make me eat anything but they keep giving me new foods to see if I like them. The worst kind I tried was liver.
post #15 of 16
Childhood food horrors

Very yukky:
Extremely yukky:
Yukky beyond all imagining:

It seems all people living during the Great Depression loved the exact same foods, liver being one of them.

Another disgusting Depression-era favorite foisted upon succeeding generations. Since childhood, I've come to appreciate onions. But when my father was alive, onions were even to be found inside mashed potatoes and macaroni and cheese. There ought to have been a law!

Vegetables in general
Okay, some vegetables tasted good. Most did not. That should have been a signal to otherwise-caring parents. The worst: celery.

Potato salad
Even today I cannot stand this revolting "food."

Desert items spoiled by "things" in them
Why do people continue to insist upon putting unwanted items in otherwise-lovely deserts? Nuts belong in a bowl on the table, not inside deserts. Here's the topper: celery inside Jell-O!

I could go on, but this is enough masochism for one night!

post #16 of 16
Chicken gizzards and dumplings. However, I'm from the South (Tennessee) I guess it could have been opposum and dumplings. Which proves you can always find good in anything.
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