What Not to Eat


I recently took a food test online. There was a list of 50 foods, and you got one point for every food you wouldn't eat. I got a zero. I actually wasn't surprised. There aren't many foods I won't eat, except maybe fish eyeballs, and fortunately, those weren't on the test. Of course, there are some foods I prefer not to eat. But if the planet was attacked by aliens and our continued existence hinged on me eating a root vegetable, I suppose I could manage to scarf down a plate of beets.

But I draw the line at moose nose.

And yes, that's a real thing.

My husband is also an adventurous eater, which works out well when we travel and have to decide which one of us is going to eat the fried cricket on a stick.

(Spoiler alert: it was him).

Which is why it came as a complete surprise to me when, after nearly 30 years of marriage, he admitted a shocking piece of information.


"I don't really like asparagus," he said one night at dinner with asparagus on the menu.

I was stunned.

"You've been eating asparagus with me for 30 years and you're just telling me now?" I said incredulously. "You couldn't have told me maybe 20 years ago? Or even 10? Before I made countless dinners with asparagus?"

"I didn't want to hurt your feelings," he said.


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