Even though Louis insists he's not a fussy eater and disguises the fact through his love of sushi, raw steak and strong stilton, he bloody well is. Entire food groups such as hot puddings and anything he subjectively categorises as 'spicy' are out of bounds. Some things have to be cooked the right way, for example, baked potatoes will not pass his lips whereas mash and chips are acceptable. There's staples such as toast, cereals, milk, fruit juice and raw tomatoes that are larger than cherry sized that he won't touch. And don't even get me started on the things that he's liked for years and all of a sudden don't pass muster.
On the other hand I don't think that I'm fussy at all. Here the list of ten foods that I really don't like. It was a struggle to compile. Only the first two ever cause a problem.
- Baked beans: Not the beans but that insipid sauce that'll ruin a fried breakfast by covering it in orange gloop. I'm not adverse to using a can of beans though in a recipe where the taste is disguised. Our favourite motorhome soup is a case in point.
- Thick gravy: The type of stuff made with Bisto granules that can overwhelms a lovely plate of sausage and mash or a roast.
- Liver: Horrid horrid strong tasting shoe leather. Thank goodness that liver and bacon is no longer standard fare. To prove my non fussiness, I'm not adverse to it in pates, meatloaf or a rich ragu sauce.
- Fizzy custard: I have no idea what the latter really is but we were served this cream coloured milk based pudding at infant school with a hard biscuit floating in it. Perhaps someone can enlighten me. Many lunchtimes were spent in the canteen rather than playing outside while the dinner ladies failed miserably to make me eat this stuff.
- Semolina and/or Prunes: Again a nightmare from infant school days. A fellow pupil was sick in his pudding bowl once when they tried to force feed him. It didn't help the situation. Don't even think about letting me near a open tin of prunes. Just the smell makes me gag.
- Rooibos tea: Again its the smell that's offputting.
- Jellied Eels: Tried once, loathed them. Actually not keen on jelly as a savoury constituent of a meal but rather partial to the fruity varieties
- Ghost Chilli Chocolate: I still remember the pain. Not a food in my book.
- Dates and figs: Gritty little buggers fresh or dried
- Banofee Pie: I'll eat it but can't see what the fuss is about.