Are there any ingredients that completely ruin a dish for you?

(Miss_belle) #166

Hands down raw onion - People who lhrow it into everything like so many cooking show hosts do. You have no idea how off putting the taste and in particular the smell is to those who really can’t stand it.

Yeah to a cilantro thread! I like that stuff!


I’m in the same boat. I don’t know how how people take down large amounts of raw onion. I like some onion flavor, particularly cooked/caramelized, but I can’t do a quarter inch raw onion slice on a burger or giant chunks in a salad. Different strokes for different folks :slight_smile:

(Miss_belle) #168

I love French onion soup, I love fried onion rings. I like caramlized onions as long as they’re caramized enough. But it’s nothing I seek out on a burger or anything. Yep, to each their own😊


Anything with jello . Put that orange slice next to my eggs oh brother.

(ChristinaM) #171

Same here!


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love onion rings, caramelized onions , onion soup ( I caramel onions also) but cannot tolerate raw onions , not even one bit. If I slice onions, I have to take extra measure to wash my knife until there is no smell at all.

(Miss_belle) #183

Oddly enough, I am happily married to a man who loves raw onions in any way shape or form,. In spite of this we have managed to peacefully co-exist for almost forty years… He loves puttering out in his garden and I don’t mind him harvesting scallions and then small onions.

But to be honest with you tensions do tend to arise when he cuts up a large onion… I just don’t like that smell😊


My son also loves raw onions, and has shared with me, his concern that it may be a problem.

If I go raw, I try to use shallots.


I can eat large onion when it is sliced very thin, and very little quantity, for example in a salad. Otherwise, I prefer smaller raw scallions, spring onion (even the white part), shallot. As for red onion, my tolerance is very slightly better than the big white or yellow onion. A few days ago, MIL made a salad full of onions, I just picked out most the onions and discreetly discarded them. My month and throat started to sore and feel scratchy and discomfort.

I don’t usually eat leek raw, but there is a Peking duck recipe that I made occasionally, with the rich sauce, slice of duck, the raw leek is delicious and isn’t offensive at all.

No problem with all of them cooked.

(Gwenn) #186

I like raw onion, but it seems now whenever I eat any, in a salad - even the smallest thin slices, they taste so strong that I can’t tolerate them anymore. And I taste the smallest piece for hours after. I used to love a thin slice of sweet, raw onion on my burger.

(Dan) #187

When I polished off a pint of TJs pistachio gelato, which was very tasty and thankfully not over loaded with nut bits, I realized nuts (which I like alot) just bother me in ice cream, sorbet and gelato. I usually remove them as I go.


I use to be like that. Hated raw onions but cooked, no problem

Now i have started to enjoy them raw. Today’s onions tend to be sweeter than before or it could be my taste has changed


My change to onion came with shallots. I was able to tolerate them raw in a salad, and eventually made it’s way into other things like grilled tuna on a roll with lettuce, aioli, and raw shallots.
I will even eat a burger with very mild raw sweet onion like a Valdalia.
It sook some time, because cooked was never a problem, even growing up.


I don’t seem to mind EATING onions raw, but I worry about my breath after, so I avoid them for lunch on workdays.

I like this article about onions from Saveur.


So many varieties we never see


True. I’m trying to grow Bianco di Maggio…again.

(ChristinaM) #193

Great visual reference!

(Robin) #194

Mushrooms, eggplant, and any kind/color of bell pepper. I’ve tried to like them all and just realize they are not for me! I was reminded of this again last night when I bit into a meatball sandwich - there were no actual pieces of bell pepper, but it was obvious the red sauce was heavy with that bell pepper flavor.


I’ve been told that green bell peppers aren’t ripe and that they’ll ripen to one of the other colors. Yes, give me indigestion.

Also don’t like cucumbers and cantilope. And Brussel sprouts.