Does that make you an idiot?
Well, yeah! Duh! (uses several hundred Italian hand gestures for Whassamattayou???!!!???)
The Houston Chronicle published a little story under their topic Who Gives a Rat's Ass on "Foods People Hate."
I thought it would be an article about eating insects, spiders, centipedes, snakes, worms and creepy-crawly stuff from the ocean. What, however, were the foods people hated?
Well, let me qualify that. It turns out that the "people" polled were little kids who hardly qualify as People. I mean ... really!
So, back to the story. Here's the list of Hated Foods. Read it and weep.
Yes, weep my children for these wonderful foods who are apparently tortured by boiling to extinction, mishandled, bent, folded and mutilated before being served as "food." Even the most expensive cut of meat or treasured truffle can be ruined by the clod masquerading as the chef.
Anyway, here's the list:
Hard Boiled Eggs
OK, restrain me, now, but Cute as a Button Mushrooms?
Who. Could. Not. Like. Button. Mushrooms?
More to the point, what are people doing to the yummy, cute as a button mushroom to give it such a bad rap? It's impossible to overcook. The mushroom soaks up flavor like the little sponge it is. I'm shocked, I am.
Beets? Been there and done that. I'm well over my beet phobia and it was only a matter of preparation. I am One with the Beet.
And, Brussels Sprouts? Again, I can't imagine the torture that sprouts undergo to become a hated food. Oh, well, yes I can.
I can imagine people being picky about raw oysters, liver and okra, but raisins? Yams? Hard boiled eggs?
If that's the case we have some serious culinary damage going on. Somebody needs to do something!
And, I know just who that somebody is. In the next few weeks we'll take a look at each of these "hated" foods and separate fact from fiction, yummy from yucky and sauce from sauced.
Yes, there will be some 'splainin' to do.