Up front I’m fussy about some things. I don’t want to fight my food; I’m happy to debone a chicken in the kitchen but I don’t want to have to work around bones at the table. I certainly don’t want to pick up messy foods (chicken wings come to mind). This makes me a real downer when bashing crabs. Usually I just cook them for other people and eat sides. grin I eat pizza and often hamburgers with a knife and fork.
My fussiness essentially focuses on making a mess at table.
Are you fussy? What about? Does it impact your enjoyment of food or simply make you more comfortable so you can enjoy?
While I prep a lot of fruits and veg in advance it really depends on how well they hold up. Watery or produce that browns fast I avoid cutting early. A peeled, browning banana is nasty. Pears come to mind. I’m fussiest about produce.
Fresh coffee. I stopped buying grounds because they go bitter fast.
I prefer Soft butter unless a recipe req chilled.
I’ve gotten fussy about beverages. So many really are awful tasting or awful for us. I’m going to keep researching alternatives. I drink water all day but I’m craving something more than coffee, water, wine/beer/c’tails.
Never thought of it like that but I know exactly how you feel. Ribs, corn on the cob, chicken wings, fried chicken(with bones) are a few that come to mind. I don’t like to pick them up, take a few bites, put down, wipe my hands and lips, then pick up a fork to eat everything else. Just seems counterproductive to me.
Lobster when in NE was always eaten at home. I would crack it all open and put in the butter bowl. Then I would eat the whole meal with a fork.
I do eat pizza with my hands.
I am definitely a knife and fork person. Never thought of myself as ‘fussy’ though🙂
I’m particular when cutting lime or lemon slices for drinks. I scrub well first, cut both ends off til I reach the fruit and then cut into wedges. Once I have the wedges, I cut the white membrane off and remove any visible seeds.
I frequently pass on ready to use spring mix because it annoys me when I get the freshest one I can find by date, and still have to pull out slimy oak leaf or other greens. I’ve found both baby arugula packaged separately, as well as baby spinach leaves hold up much better.
I do LOVE chicken wings, bone in ribs and corn on the cob too, along with king or Dungeness crab, lobster, peel and eat shrimp, mussels, clams and oysters. We call these physical foods, but prefer to eat them at home.
I love chicken on the bone and, please don’t call it chicken scarpariella if its boneless chicken - its not! I too hate pulp in my OJ. And, please, DRY the lettuce for the salad - don’t serve me a salad with water on the bottom!! I know there are more, many more, I just can’t think now!
Another thing I’m rigid with is mixing, then serving from the same bowl. (Not for green salads though), but things like potato salads, chicken or tuna salads, and mashed potatoes of course. Unless it’s just the two of us and/or we’re plating it. It’s true that you “eat with your eyes” first.
Have other peccadilloes, but can’t think of them right now. Interesting thread.
Hey, would love to come, wasn’t born in Houston and love NOLA and Lafayette for nothin’! Was accused of really going after the peel n eat shrimp on North shore of Oahu, at a food truck, last month. Used the same excuse…