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    We have a 3 bite and try it 3 different times rule for our kids. If after trying a food 3 times they still do not like it, I do not ask them to eat it.

    My dd is not fond of fish. But when dh prepares Halibut, she will eat it although for several years we called it chicken. She knew it was halibut, but calling it chicken got her through the meal.

    My middle son will try almost everything except sea bugs - crab and lobster. He will eat shrimp. He can I love sushi, dh and dd do not care for it.

    When I cook dinner I make sure there is something on the plate that everyone likes. I love spaghetti squash, dd is not too fussy about it, so she only gets one spoonful and smothers it in ketchup.

    I am the challenging one to feed in my family.

    I am Gluten free and avoid most dairy products for medical reasons. When visiting or travelling I am quite militant about what I eat. The results of eating dairy and gluten are not pleasant. If I am a guest, I bring my own food. I do not expect my host to buy gluten free products, Almond Milk or goat cheese.

    At home if I am making perogies lasagna or other dairy and gluten rich meals, I just buy sushi to eat.

    As a child I learned to tell people I was allergic to eggs. That stopped people from forcing me to eat eggs. I am not allergic, but they cause an immediate migraine which debilitates me for at least one day.
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    I cook-you eat!! Simple--I can't have fish-if it swims I don't eat it-allergies-that being said I will cook it for my DH as it helps his diet. I will have something else. I have lived overseas and have been served weird-to me- foods. I will try them as to not offend my host but that does not mean I like it.
    Foods not on my favourite list includes-cabbage, brussel sprouts, any organ meats, cauliflower, blood sausage, some game meat, tofu.

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    Growing up at our house, if you thought you didn't like something you has a "No Thank You" helping (about 2 bites). We also had to belong to "The Clean Plate Club" because there were children over seas that were going hungry.

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    When I was growing up, leaving food on one's plate was a cardinal sin! (I didn't know about the OTHER cardinal sins, then)

    ESPECIALLY if one put the food on the plate oneself.

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    Used to love crawfish until I watched them being cooked Hate liver and organ meats
    Love rattlesnake and frog legs and all kinds of food many people wouldn't dream of trying Prefer Bison over beef, Like ostrich as well

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    I just thought about coffee......I hate it, don't even like the smell, or any way to "make it better - like chocolate, milk, etc!! My daughter drinks it, though she never had it at home growing up unless her dad, who bought his at 7-11 on the way to work, introduced her. I guess she started in college. Yuck, yuck, yuck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tessagin View Post
    My mother used to make salmon patties (croquettes to some)....
    Glad you mentioned them. It helped me decide what to cook for dinner. Haven't had them in a long time and we love them!

    We don't have very picky eaters in our family. Picky people take all the fun out of cooking. DH will eat anything, but doesn't like okra or eggplant. I also eat most anything, but since I do most of the cooking I don't have to worry about the few things I don't like. If he's missing anything, he can order it when we go out. I've noticed that our adult kids have become less picky since they have been in charge of their own food choices. We always chose our battles with them, and I never thought it worth any unhappiness at the table to try to control what another person eats. Nor would I cater to special demands. It was "If you're not doing the grocery shopping and cooking, then it's take it or leave it!"

    My whole family is nuts for sugar, and it was always amazing to me to host a kid's birthday party and find that some kids would leave most of their cake and ice cream. It must be in their genes, and I sure need to borrow some of those genes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hopetoquilt View Post
    Scrapple is one item I can't stomach but my kids love.
    I am originally from South Jersey so I was raised on scrapple and still love it. We still have it every Sunday with pancakes and syrup. Just don't tell me how they make it because I would probably never eat it again! What I don't like and seriously cannot eat is pickled beets!!!!!!!!!! ICK!

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    Two of my kids are living in S Korea to teach English. They eat some of the most disgusting things! My son once ate a live octopus!

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    Oh, yeah. the thing I couldn't eat would be kale chips. My son loves 'em. I know a lot of folks rave on them, but it's just the idea. I never made my kids eat anything if they didn't like it after trying it. That's because I spent many meals trying to choke down cold mashed potatoes. No mashed to this day. UGH! My son eats all kinds of things now...
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    Just remembered. when I was a kid, every New Year's my mother would fix black eyed peas and hogs jaw. I have never been able to stand Black Eyed Peas! I'm not sure my kids have ever had them. It was a tradition when she was growing up. I changed it to roast beef! My kids think that it's turkey for Thanksgiving, Ham for Christmas and Roast Beef for New Year's. When we become adults we can start our own traditions.

    By the way, my Auntie used to make the best salmon and/or mackerel patties - yum! My DH and kids hate them. Oh well, I could always make a bunch then freeze them.

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    Sushi !!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbj137 View Post
    Tilapia - can't stomach it since I learned it is used on Fish Farms
    to clean (eat) the poop the other fish leave behind, then
    (when they are large enough) it is sold as food for public consumption.

    Saw this on "Dirt Jobs".
    Had to chuckle when I read this. Saw the same show and I can't eat talapia anymore either.

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    My kids (now 42 & 39) had to have 1 tea spoon full
    of whatever was on the table. Now they eat just
    about anything.

    This also worked on the neighbors son who said
    he did not like veggies. He had never tried them.
    Later he was the 1st one at the table to get them.
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    I used to try that with our son and it worked (he's now 27). He'll eat almost anything. I have even gotten my husband to eat Brussel sprouts and Lamb, which he didn't used to eat.

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    Funny story, when the kiddos were at home, they ate what was fixed, I wasn't a short order cook. At 20 and 14, they went out to dinner with the family the older one was a nanny for at the time. It was a Chinese restaurant, and several families were there together. They ordered family style, about one of everything on the menu. As the dishes went around the table, my two tried a little of everything. (Shark fin soup, octapus, blackened swordfish, etc) The mother told them that I did a great job of raising them because they would try anything. They both cracked up and all but fell off the chair. She finally asked what the joke was, the 14 year old told her that I don't eat anything out of the norm, they just got me to eat broccoli last year. So the moral to the story was, yes they ate what was in front of them, but apparently I didn't give them any variety, just the willingness to try different things. I may be picky, fussy, call it what you will, but I can always find something I like no matter where we go to eat.
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    At my house, my kids had two choices -eat it or don't. All four of my kids are willing to try anything even now. but, all four of my kids have allowed their children to choose what they eat, and none of the four can figure out why their kids are such picky eaters. My Grandma used to say "If I took the time to cook it, you can take the time to eat it'"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA View Post
    Escargot. And sushi. You ARE NOT going to make me eat it. Ever. So there.

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    Escargot I have had once, after "one too many" I have never had "one too many" again to try Sushi!! Otherwise, I will eat pretty much everything. Well.... maybe not bugs and worms!

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    I agree with Jan in VA-pass on that .. I love california rolls-sushi with out the fish-veggie only . YUMMY BUT otherwise I don't care for anything raw .. LOL
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    I always encouraged my son to eat different things, but he was never forced to eat something he didn't like. It was the same for me when I was growing up. Of course, if we didn't eat what was on the table, there wasn't going to be anything else fixed for us.

    But oh my, I do love escargot. Never thought I would eat it, but was out with friends, had a couple of drinks, got brave, and so glad I did. Love chicken livers, fried, but not the gizzards. I have figured I would try something twice, because if I didn't like it the first time, it may have not been prepared very well, but if I don't like it on the second go round, that's it.
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    I'm with you!!!! My DH will eat anything, my daughter sends him pkg's of candy bugs from Japan...they look gross, but then again, they are real bugs. I still don't know why anyone would want to eat one but....to each his own I guess.
    My daughter won't touch raw food since she studied biology in college and then on to lab degrees....everything has to be well done. When I was a kid we had to eat what was put in front of us or go hungry. period. To this day I won't eat liver..

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    When our eldest daughter was very small and she did not eat hamburger - it didn't matter what it was in she didn't eat it. So my husband in his infinite wisdom said she had to eat the meatloaf. So of course here come the tears, but she ate it and then within minuted started to throw up. I said it was his rule he got to clean it up. To this day she does not eat meatloaf, she will eat a hamburger with only lettuce and pickles, but rarely finishes them. He was brought up a member of the clean plate group and I was brought up as a member of "No Thank you" group. What was fixed for dinner was what was eaten or you went hungry, which she did from time to time. But no more throwing up at the dinner table.

    There are a lot of foods I don't care for and so I have not problem with making a child taste it, they usually want to when they see everyone else eats it, but sometimes it is because they don't like it, or don't feel good.

    My youngest daughter went to lunch with me one time, our salads had slices of pickled beets, she tried it and loved it, asked why I never served them before and it was because I don't like them. And I don't like ham hocks and beans - she loves them. You just never know.

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    Why can't you eat it? People believe that Sushi is just raw fish. NO, it is not! A California Sushi roll is rolled up rice with avocado, cooked crab and another veggie depending where you purchase the roll. NO raw fish. Try it, you will love it. However, there are sushi rolls with raw fish in them; it is just like eating tartar in a restaurant. Tartar is raw meat pulverized to disguise it, at least the sushi bars don't. Tks. for listening. GiGi

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    I used to tell them (while cooking something new)... You can't have any... this is for a sick friend.... well, of course, they wanted some!! Sometimes it worked... sometimes it didn't!! ha ha

    My sis recently took me to a sushi bar and I loved it!!! just make sure it's a really nice sushi bar and that they know what they're doing!!
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    There are a few foods my kids didn't like but those foods were not important to their diet so I didn't mind them not eating them. By first grade my kids helped themselves and had to eat all they put on their plate. They learned to start with small portions. My youngest decided she was a picky eater after a few kids at school refused to eat anything but chicken nuggets and that is what they ate everyday. So I stopped that by preparing foods she decided she wouldn't eat anymore for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I made her a sack lunch for school and no swapping or borrowing different food was allowed there. Her picky eating stage lasted about a week. LOL
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