- Olives (yet I like capers and cook with olive oil)
- Tomatoes, uncooked (cooked/processed is fine)
- Melons (I actually gag when I try them, and I *want* to like melon)
- Peanuts and cashews (I tolerate cashews a bit more, and I love peanut butter)
We all have some variation of these quirks. Aaron, for example, does not like sweet potatoes ("neither sweet nor potato," he says). My son has few food quirks - doesn't like crust on his sandwiches (normal preschool thing, I think), not a big fan of cooked greens (e.g., kale), hasn't liked ice cream until very recently and I still don't believe him.
But guess what? He does like every single food I don't like. His lunch today was sliced turkey, an entire sliced tomato, and some applesauce. He finished the tomato and didn't have room to finish the applesauce. When we had salad a few weeks ago, he whined for olives the entire meal. He looks at me like I'm nuts when I say no thank you to his offer to share any kind of melon. He also offered me peanuts during a football game and did NOT want to take no for an answer.
Funny kid. I wonder whether his tastes are genuinely his or whether he just wants to push my food buttons. :)