De gustibus non est disputandum is a favorite phrase of mine (I know – “get a life RH“). It means “in matters of taste, there can be no disputes.” We all have different tastes – in food, activities, temperature, friends, work, politics and other things. Your “taste” in food may be way out of my wheelhouse but that doesn’t make it wrong. Or right. It’s just your taste.
I love spaghetti carbonara with lean bacon, pancetta and peas. I crave avocados (see 8/20/13) and smoked salmon. You may hate the stuff (you poor soul) but – hey brother – de gustibus non est disputandum.
I know a lot of folks swear by soft shell crabs. But what is tasty about chewing on shards of broken plastic? I never order and rarely consume corned beef and cabbage. On occasions when it has been served to me, I will nibble a piece of cabbage and bury the rest under a roll. And pat my stomach “delicious!” Ribs? I mean what’s the point?
I’m not afraid to try new things. I’ve eaten worms, brains, innards and goat tongue – often in business settings. But when given the choice? I’ll tee up something I like. Or tolerate. What’s your most unfavorite foods?