Friday, February 8, 2008

A Foodie's Pet Peeve

*Pet peeves involve complaints about specific behaviors, rather than general dissatisfaction.

hmmm I am not even totally sure how to start this one. One thing that really annoys me is when someone says they don't like a certain food. Particularly when this someone, has either NEVER tried this particular item of food or has only tried it once one way. Does this make sense???

example: I don't like bananas. I loathe them. The consistency reminds me of wallpaper paste. I don't like bananas per say but I like banana things. I like banana pudding, banana cream pie, I LOVE banana bread, I will even make a bananas foster but I will not peel a banana and eat it unless that banana and I were the last thing on an island and I had to eat one or I would starve to death.

Okay, so that proves a can NOT like something one way but you could possibly like it prepared another way. Just because you don't like it one way doesn't mean you might not like it another.

I have a mean trick that I constantly play on our good friends. It stems way back. She says in a conversation.......oh, I don't like to cook with red wine. I hate red wine in sauces or soups. I hate red wine. I make my Italian Sausage and Bean soup and she sits down to eat it and says "Oh my gosh, this is so fricking good"....... I say "Oh really, because there is 1/2 bottle of red wine in it". My friend states she hates coconut. I make cowboy cookies and put ground up shredded coconut in them. Friend says "These are the best cookies we have ever had, can we order 2 dozen from you"........I say "Oh really, because there is coconut in them, I thought you hated coconut." Friend says "I hate pumpkin......pumpkin pie disgusts me, I hate all the spices". I fix a Pumpkin cheesecake and cover it in caramel. Friend sits down to eat it and I tell her she has to try it......if she doesn't like it that is fine, I won't be offended. Friends says "OH MY GOSH, I LIKE PUMPKIN". She proceeds to eat the whole piece meanwhile saying the whole time........who knew, I like pumpkin. Tomorrow night this same friend is coming for BLT Pizza which is her favorite. I use 1/2 applewood smoked bacon and 1/2 neuske's turkey bacon. This same friend has said in the past that she hates turkey bacon. I can't wait for her to sit down and gobble her pizza down. I am them going to say "Hey, have you tried that turkey bacon from Fresh Market yet?" She will then proceed to reiterate that she HATES turkey bacon and then I will say.........."Oh really, because your pizza was just covered in it." This turkey bacon is so meaty and good you can't tell it is not the real is actually better than the real deal.

A Foodie's Pet Peeve Part Deux Tomorrow............Stay Tuned


Lora said...

OK-I will make a list of all the things that I hate and you can cook something for me to prove me wrong. DEFINITELY WORKS FOR ME! As long as you are doing the cooking-GLOAT AWAY!

Molly said...

I hope this friend doesn't read your blog. :-) You're terrible, Stacey... and hilarious.

Deb said...

You are making your walpaper paste too thick!