Jim Harbaugh responded to the accusation that he’d indulged in some booger-eating by claiming he’s never done such a thing. In doing so, he joins a very large contingent of human beings who have either not eaten out of their own nose or are too afraid to admit it publically.
Another Michigan man, Tom Brady, revealed that he’s never drank coffee or eaten a strawberry. The New England Patriots quarterback is notoriously disciplined in his diet so the revelation isn’t entirely surprising.
We are one now one similar news story from a New York Times trend piece so we’ll get ahead of the curve. What is a common food you’ve never eaten?
As an adventurous eater, I find the whole idea that adults are walking around wearing their lack of culinary diversity as a badge of pride tough to stomach. It’s hard for me to believe everyone didn’t challenge their palate with rigorous training on the off chance a Fear Factor or The Challenge appearance materialized in the late 1990s.
But everyone is different. My father-in-law’s diet consists of perhaps a dozen different items and that might be a generous estimate. Who are we to judge?
The only item I’ve actively avoided for three decades is oysters. Hearing first-hand horror stories from those who have become violently ill after downing a bad batch makes me think the risk is not worth the reward.
What about you? This is a safe space for sharing.
As a side note, I’d be remiss if I didn’t take what could be take the opportunity to champion a controversial, yet revolutionary way to consume strawberries. A wise man turned me onto the method of leaving the stem on and eating them whole. There is really no noticeable difference in taste between stem-on an stem-off strawberries. The powers-that-be don’t want you to know this and continue wasting your time cutting them off.