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Out of all the supposedly "most hated foods", which ones do you like the most?

Asked by rockfan (3431 points ) January 15th, 2014

Brussels Sprouts
Beets
Turnips
Rhubarb
Okra
Tofu
Kale
Spinach
Broccoli
Eggplant
Cabbage
Cauliflower
Blue Cheese
Cottage Cheese
Greek Yogurt
Kidney Beans
Chickpeas
Fennel
Lentils
Asparagus
Mushrooms
Garlic
Onions
Tarragon
Cilantro

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LornaLove's avatar

Oh so many good ones there. Brussels!

but also adore spinach, chickpeas, lentils, garlic, onions, (these are hated??).

gailcalled's avatar

I enjoy eating all of them except blue cheese (and rhubarb) ((and eggplant)).

People hate tarragon?

rockfan's avatar

@LornaLove I love brussels sprouts as well, but I haven’t been able to persuade my family to eat them. Which is a shame, because they taste so good with just a bit of lemon juice, black pepper, and olive oil.

josie's avatar

I like them all.
I will take this opportunity to submit that anybody who thinks they hate Brussels sprouts never had them roasted with fennel, bacon and Parmesan cheese.
Just sayin’

rockfan's avatar

@gailcalled That’s what I’ve noticed. And I agree about blue cheese and rhubarb, completely unpleasant in my opinion. The only other food I dislike on this list are turnips. I can’t imagine what the first person who ate a turnip was thinking.

rockfan's avatar

@josie I agree, most people who hate brussels sprouts probably ate them extremely overcooked and underseasoned.

WestRiverrat's avatar

Other than the ones I am allergic to, I will eat anything on the list.
I am wondering where you got your list, I like everything on it even the things that might kill me if I eat them.
You forgot dandelions and cattails.

marinelife's avatar

I like the ones with a plus, and don’t care much for the ones with Xs.

+Brussels Sprouts
XBeets
+Turnips
XRhubarb
+Okra
XTofu
XKale
+Spinach
+Broccoli
+Eggplant
+Cabbage
+Cauliflower
+Blue Cheese
XCottage Cheese
+Greek Yogurt
+Kidney Beans
+Chickpeas
+Fennel
XLentils
+Asparagus
+Mushrooms
+Garlic
+Onions
XTarragon
XCilantro

SwanSwanHummingbird's avatar

Yeah, I hate most veggies. I love cilantro and garlic, a lot, a lot, a lot. Lentils and garbanzo beans bring up 3rd and 4th. Blue cheese is good.

rockfan's avatar

@SwanSwanHummingbird Do you like sweet potatoes?

shrubbery's avatar

I loooooove broccoli. It’s probably my favourite fruit or vegetable. Pretty lucky thing I love it so much because when I was vegan/vegetarian it was my main source of iron. I learned to love mushrooms when I was vegetarian too, I used to hate the texture.

I’d never had brussels sprouts growing up because my mum hated them, because her mum forced her to eat them but cooked them horribly. I tried some at someone else’s house who baked them with a brown sugar, butter, graham cracker crumble on top and it was amazing.

Pachy's avatar

I like everything on the list. Just yesterday I had some cold beets topped with sour cream. Yum!

Nimis's avatar

The whole list sounds reads pretty yummy to me.

Only caveat, okra’s got to be young and tender. Mature okra is way too slimey and bitter for me.

Why isn’t durian on this list? That stuff is terrible horrific.

Smitha's avatar

I too like them all. I even like Bitter gourd which most people hate!

glacial's avatar

Kale. Who are these crazy people who were polled? Have they ever eaten food?

@Nimis… ok, yeah. Okra is gross. I feel a little sick just thinking about it.

SwanSwanHummingbird's avatar

Love sweet potatoes and yams.

filmfann's avatar

My favorite on the list? Onions or garlic, though I am fond of many that are listed.

dxs's avatar

I generally am not a picky person. I’ll eat almost anything if I have to. Bolded are the ones I like. Crossed out are the ones I don’t like.

Brussels Sprouts
Beets
Turnips
Rhubarb ???? Never had it, but rhubarb pie isn’t bad
Okra (If I have too many, I feel sick, though. Never heard of them till I went to the South)
Tofu
Kale
Spinach
Broccoli
Eggplant (Don’t eat it often because I heard it has little nutritional value)
Cabbage
Cauliflower
Blue Cheese
Cottage Cheese
Greek Yogurt
Kidney Beans
Chickpeas
Fennel
Lentils
Asparagus
Mushrooms
Garlic
Onions
Tarragon (never tried it)
Cilantro

glacial's avatar

@dxs I believe rhubarb pie is actually the only edible form of rhubarb. So it counts. :)

dxs's avatar

@glacial But the pie was strawberry rhubarb. I didn’t even understand where the rhubarb came in. I only think I tasted strawberries. The pie was store bought, though.

glacial's avatar

@dxs Did it taste sour? That was the rhubarb.

If it didn’t taste sour, you had a mislabelled strawberry pie.

dxs's avatar

@glacial Yeah I’d describe it as more of an “off-taste”. But I just thought that might have been the high fructose corn syrup. Anyways, I think the pie could’ve done without it, but it was bearable.
My favorites from the list:
Brussels Sprouts (love the texture)
Tofu (What can I say? I’m a boring person)
Greek Yogurt (again…plain as plain can be)
Chickpeas (Or ceci as I grew up calling them)

glacial's avatar

@dxs Wow… high fructose corn syrup… they were doing it wrong. :P

Seek's avatar

Hm..

I don’t care for cottage cheese, yoghurt or cilantro. I’ve never eaten rhubarb, and I couldn’t place the taste of fennel or tarragon, though I’m sure I must have had them at some point.

Everything else, yes please!

Nimis's avatar

@Smitha Is that like bitter melon? I’m down with that too. I like bitter food, it’s the combination of bitter and slime that is just too much for me.

@glacial
Have they ever eaten food?
…mis-labelled strawberry pie.
Ha!

@Seek_Kolinahr I think it’s funny that the smell given off by a stink bug is discribed as being similar to the aroma of pungent cilantro.

glacial's avatar

@Seek_Kolinahr Fennel is great. Pick some up next time you’re at the grocery store. It’s like a juicy, light, fresh-tasting subtle licorice, only in plant form. Great in salads and soups.

@Nimis :D

Jonesn4burgers's avatar

Favorite is difficult. For me it has to be a three way tie, that’s the best I can narrow it down. Cottage cheese, broccoli, and garlic are my top choice, though I like more of the list than three. I never enjoyed rhubarb, but we had it in our garden when I was a kid, and my mom loved it. My daughter is a big fan of sour, so I am planting some this year. If anybody has a recipe which can’t be beat for rhubarb pie, would you PM it to me? I want my daughter’s first taste of it to be a good one.

gailcalled's avatar

Oops. Forgot that I don’t like okra.

Tarragon (an herb) is the go-to ingredient in bĂ©arnaise sauce. It’s also, in moderation, a delicious addition to chicken salad

downtide's avatar

I love everything you listed that is green, except for okra. I think probably broccoli is my favourite veg for most occasions. The only reason people dislike veg is because they’re used to it being over-cooked.

Smitha's avatar

@Nimis Yes it’s bitter melon, it lowers blood glucose in diabetics. My Dad just hates it when my Mom give s him Bitter gourd juice. I guess the juice is really bitter, but she makes some dish using it, that tastes really good. My Mom removes the seeds and then rubs it with salt, leaves it for 30 minutes and then squeezes out the bitter juices. Later on rinses it and cooks it. But I guess this process might drain off the Vitamin C!

ccrow's avatar

Where did you find this list? I like almost everything on it. I don’t know if I’ve ever had fennel, but I like fennel seed so I’d probably like that too. And some of them are my favorite foods, like mushrooms, garlic, eggplant… mmm. Sounds like something yummy in my future.

gailcalled's avatar

^^ Fennel, looking very much like a bulbous stalk of celery, is delicious eaten raw. I often eat it as a snack while driving home from the market.

cazzie's avatar

I like all those things except okra, and I can leave eggplant, but everything else on the list I love. My son eats brussel sprouts like candy.
If you started listing some of the traditional Norwegian food, I would hate most everything on the list. My son and I have been having dinners delivered at a ‘family retreat’ and most of it has been inedible.

rockfan's avatar

@ccrow It’s a combination of polls from CNN and Men’s Health, and I added a few foods that alot of people seem to dislike.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

Where were liver, gizzards, and heart?

livelaughlove21's avatar

Blech…I don’t know, maybe cottage cheese. Or garlic.

Jonesn4burgers's avatar

@Adirondackwannabe, I’m with you! Add in tongue.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

Good, this is in social. @Jonesn4burgers I want to go so many places with that answer and all of them are bad. Maybe we can give ETPro an idea for his NSFW Friday question. I’m trying so hard to behave.

ccrow's avatar

@Adirondackwannabe @Jonesn4burgers I like chicken liver. I’m thinking @ETPro’s hypothetical Q would probably need to involve beef liver….

gailcalled's avatar

Maybe we can give ETPro an idea for his NSFW Friday question

Just this once, let’s not.

ETpro's avatar

I like them all. I suppose if I have to pick favorites, it would be Brussels sprouts, Beets, Broccoli and Asparagus. Love pickled beets and beet greens. Chinese broccoli is wicked good. Swiss chard isn’t on your list, but it IS on mine. Mushrooms, anything from the pedestrian button mushrooms (agaricus bisporus) and their full-grown form, portabellas to the elegant morels, chanterelles. It’s hard to find a non-poisonous vegetable or fungus I don’t love.

OpryLeigh's avatar

Broccoli, cauliflower, mushrooms and garlic are amongst my favourite foods.

KNOWITALL's avatar

I can live without the beets or tofu, but who can NOT love chickpeas/ hummus?

@Pachy For real though, COLD beets with sour cream? I just threw up in my mouth a little bit. lol

livelaughlove21's avatar

@KNOWITALL “who can NOT love chickpeas/ hummus?”

Me.

KNOWITALL's avatar

@livelaughlove21 Say what???? Have you tried a few different kinds? Sabra is cheap and decent. Does your husband like it?

Hubs said he hated it then I brought some home and he finally tried it with me (after I explained chickpeas were beans/ legumes) and he ended up really liking it.

tom_g's avatar

Huh? Where did you get this list? Most of those foods are delicious. I’ve never heard of anyone disliking most of the stuff on that list.

livelaughlove21's avatar

@KNOWITALL Sabra is the kind I tried – plain and some garlic one. I really wanted to like it because it’s a pretty healthy snack. Hated both of them. My husband didn’t try it, but he’d definitely hate it. He’s a meat and potatoes kind of guy. I doubt he knows what a chickpea is or even cares to know.

rockfan's avatar

@tom g I think there’s a large
amount of people who dislike slightly bitter tasting leafy greens and vegetables, especially people that are used to eating highly processed foods.

glacial's avatar

@rockfan Yeah, that was my take on it, too.

However, I don’t understand how anyone could dislike garlic. Or at least not enough people to make it one of the “most hated foods”. I have to wonder if those people know what garlic is, or how often it is in what they eat.

tom_g's avatar

@rockfan – But is this some list from a poll or something?

I mean, aren’t these foods that nearly everyone loves?...

- Spinach
– Broccoli
– Cottage Cheese
– Greek Yogurt
– Kidney Beans
– Chickpeas
– Lentils
– Asparagus
– Mushrooms
– Garlic
– Onions

Kardamom's avatar

I like everything on the list except eggplant and okra, but I’ve even eaten both of those items in some pretty good Indian curry.

My favorite thing on that list is Brussels sprouts. So much so that I made This Recipe twice in the last 4 days (only I used a piece of crumbled fake bacon instead of real).

rockfan's avatar

No I would actually disagree. A lot of those foods are acquired tastes

glacial's avatar

@Kardamom I am SO saving that recipe!!

dxs's avatar

@tom_g I know a ton of people who hate any sort of vegetable, and even more who hate green vegetables. Then again, it seems like people my age are more picky, but I can think of a few older people who fall under this category, too.

cazzie's avatar

There are some horrible foods here in Norway. Lungmos (which is mashed up lungs) is made into a sausage/hot dog type thing. They do horrible things with fish and lamb.

Seek's avatar

^ I still want to try lutefisk, just to say I’ve done it.

cazzie's avatar

@Seek_Kolinahr if you like fish, and if you get some good stuff, I’m sure lutefisk is just fine and is, actually, one of the less disgusting traditional foods here.

ETpro's avatar

Care for a bit of spotted dick, anyone?

Kardamom's avatar

@ETpro They have that in the international section of our local grocery store. I’m actually quite curious to try it. I think it’s some type of cake, although cake in a can sounds a little odd. I’d also like to know the origin of the name. I’m pretty sure the spots are because of raisins, but who or what is the dick to whom they refer?

Maybe one of our resident Brits or Canadians will come on here and do some ‘splainin’.

Seek's avatar

I’m sure it has something to do with a fella’ named Richard.

flo's avatar

Only 5 or them are inedible to me. For example you don’t even need to do anything to Asparagus, so good. Most of the ones on the list are delicious.

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