By Tilly.Greene On Jul 25 2012, 9:00 am
Merriam-Webster.com definition: 1: a peculiarity of physical or mental constitution or temperament; and 2: individual hypersensitiveness (as to a drug or food).
Yup, that's what I'm talking about, specifically number 2 – the individual hypersensitiveness in regards to food. I admittedly have a few of those and I'll spare you all of them but one – fish, which also happens to flumox most people.
I grew up at the beach, of course I eat fish…um, no, no I don't. In fact, I eat nothing that lives/lived in any type of water. There were no problems when I was very young. We used to chow down on abalone like there was no tomorrow. I remember combing the rocks for big ones in the morning, bringing them home, and frying them in the deep fryer that was a part of the stove for dinner. Anyway, it was all good and normal with the fish stuff until I hit the double digits, and from there it was war.
My mom made sure I ate fish once a week and we made an agreement to get it done with little hassle: I had to eat without comment or complaint for 5 minutes and could smother it in whatever I wanted to get it down. Done. Swordfish and shark are two I remember having to eat like that, but I'm sure there were others. Once I hit 18, the agreement was null and void, and I haven't had fish since…well, except for clam chowder, which doesn't really count…
Let me explain. I LOVE chowder! Corn chowder is my all time favorite, but when a restaurant does clam chowder, I'll order it and leave the clams behind. The other day I went to the kitchen to make lunch and nothing was getting my attention. I went onto Facebook and looked at the posted menu for our local sandwich shop, and it was clam chowder day. Done. I called up, ordered a bowl to go, and drove down in the rain and picked it up.
Yum, chowder, with the clams left for kitty or anyone else who may want them.
Abalone is rarely found on menus, but if I ever see one deep fried…I wonder if I'll try it?
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