For the seventh straight year, October is Dining Month on OnMilwaukee.com, presented by the restaurants of Potawatomi. All month, we're stuffed with restaurant reviews, delectable features, chef profiles and unique articles on everything food, as well as the winners of our "Best of Dining 2013."
This week, OnMilwaukee.com asked the Social Circle what their least favorite foods were and man, did the responses pour in.
Many of the foods found offensive were typical, like liver and lima beans, but other people’s despised eats were more of a surprise.
What foods are on your "no thank you" list?
Michael Barry: "Liver. Olives. Tongue."
Bryan Beard: "Salmon and tuna, or any other foods that smell like a dumpster in the sun on a hot day."
Sarah Berg: "Peas. I'll even pick them out of my fried rice."
Keith Brammer: "Sour cream. And oysters, which I've never tried because, ick."
Rachel Cartwright: "I am a pastry chef who hates white chocolate."
Denise Cawley: "I hate chipotle on everything."
Patrick Davies: "I know this could get me kicked out of Wisconsin, but I can’t deal with sauerkraut on any level."
Lisa Desmond: "People are seriously listing only one or two foods? What? I have a long list. It would be obnoxious to list them all."
Alissa Gonyea: "Tex Mex."
Bob Gregory: "Coconut."
Kathleen Hamilton: "Anchovies and liver. Oh and stinky cheese."
James Howard: "Grilled cheese made with mayo. It's just plain wrong on many levels."
Damien Jaques: "Lima beans!"
Larry Johnson: "Liver."
Brian Jones: "Cauliflower."
Ethan Keller: "Celery."
Erin Shea Linnane: "Yellow cheese, sauerkraut, anchovies, olives. I have tried oysters every which way in many states – they are all just big boogers. Even bacon couldn't make them better."
Lisa Malmarowski: "Orange marmalade. Tastes like bile."
Amanda Rose: "Mushrooms. Ahh! Eating fungus is just wrong. They're grown in poop, people. This is not food."
Carole Kramer Ross: "Root beer and black licorice. Yuck!"
Margaret Rozga: "There's a kind of curry that gives me a headache, but otherwise, no, I like everything."
Corinne Ruby: "Pickles. I know, I know. I'm the only person in the world."
Stephanie Sherman: "Liver, beets."
Anna Spankowski: "Raw tomato. Eggs. I can stand them in things, but by themselves. Yuck."
Toni Spott: "Lima beans."
Andy Tarnoff: "Tomatoes, unless they're cooked and sufficiently destroyed. Shrimp, no exceptions. I'm scared of those tiny aliens."
Ed Werstein: "Cantaloupe."
Jessica Ulstad: "Raisins."
Sarah Zubarik: "Pickled herring. My parents buy it all the time – yick, yuck, bleck!"