Jimeats, you are incorrigable.
I don’t really trust a grown person with a HUGE list of food aversions or those who view food as simply "fuel" and only necessary. They usually have other issues as well.
There was this one woman at work who would not touch anything with corn (including anything with even trace amounts of corn syrup of starch), all peppers from the hottest to the mildest green pepper, any meat (including Jello and cheese made with rennet), and the list went on. She was a total freak with control issues. Eating wass a chore to her. (She’s not dead; just moved on)
Another woman from work started not eating any animal that was featured in the "Babe" movie and now considers killing animals "murder." Hello?
My mother’s husband would eat whatever was put in from of him as long as it wasn’t leftovers (I LOOOOOVE leftovers). He had NO SOUL and was a loathsome, mental case.
My cousin’s kid is autistic. He will only eat plain noodles, cheese pizza and french fries (all the gluten and casen foods he shouldn’t have, but is fed). His brain misfires and his diet is at least partially responsible. Not to find fault with autism, but food is a big issue in brain development. Some people get brain damage when exposed to foods that a genetic disease makes it impossible to process certain proteins.
We all have likes and dislikes, but I love people who think food is an adventure and a social possibility. I love to make food and call in people to share it with. I love to be around people who feel the same way. I love my Chinese friend who eats just about anything including parts I wouldn’t normally consider.
How rich a country are we when people can afford to be picky?
Sorry. Point is: I don’t trust or understand people who don’t really enjoy food.