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    Culinary Compatibility

    Have you ever dated someone who didn't like the same kind of food you do?

    I once dated a guy who hated blue cheese, he couldn't be in the same room with it because he said it smelled so bad. I eat blue cheese on my salad almost every day. Needless to say, it didn't last between us.

    I was also married to a guy who ate only plain foods. Tacos were ground beef only, no onions or spices whatsoever. That didn't last either.
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    My BF razzes me about the fact I eat a lot of pasta. However, I turned him into a feta/greek salad freak and we both love good balsamic vinegar. We share a love of greek and lebanese food.

    He's a meat-a-tarian and I'm a vegetarian, we usually find some common ground.

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    Can't say I have that problem. My bride enjoys the food that I cook.
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    I think this quote from pulp fiction sums it up quite nicely:


    Jules: Well, if you like burgers give 'em a try sometime. I can't usually get 'em myself because my girlfriend's a vegitarian which pretty much makes me a vegitarian. But I do love the taste of a good burger. Mm-mm-mm. You know what they call a Quarter Pounder with cheese in France?
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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    I'm a veghead and I've only dated one other vegetarian. It's just something that you make work.

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    I respect the food choices of others but I think there has to be some degree of compatibility for the long term. I am an adventurous eater and an excellent cook. All of the main squeezes have enjoyed my cooking. The relationship would not last if we were not food compatible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AEO View Post
    I think this quote from pulp fiction sums it up quite nicely:


    Jules: Well, if you like burgers give 'em a try sometime. I can't usually get 'em myself because my girlfriend's a vegitarian which pretty much makes me a vegitarian. But I do love the taste of a good burger. Mm-mm-mm. You know what they call a Quarter Pounder with cheese in France?
    "Hey, sewer rat may taste like pumpkin pie, but I'd never know 'cause I wouldn't eat the filthy motherfather."
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    Quote Originally Posted by UnsafeAlpine View Post
    I'm a veghead and I've only dated one other vegetarian. It's just something that you make work.

    Jack Sprat, could consume no fat,
    His wife, otoh, was unable to partake in the consumption of lean.
    So, between them both, they never had oral sex.
    When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished by how much he'd learned in seven years. Mark Twain (apocryphal)

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    ^^ Not the kind of compatibility I was thinking of when I started the thread.
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    I've never dated a vegetarian, male vegheads are few and far between, especially difficult to find one that is not a Dirty Hippie with white dude dreads, dripping in patchouli. Yeccch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luddite View Post
    I've never dated a vegetarian, male vegheads are few and far between, especially difficult to find one that is not a Dirty Hippie with white dude dreads, dripping in patchouli. Yeccch.
    Do such people really exist?

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    Not really since I will eat just about anything.

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    Unfortunately, yes, generally they enjoy smoking copious amounts of ganja.

    I'm a tree-hugger and a bunny-hugger and a vegetarian but I am NOT a hippie. I'm an endangered species.

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    Hmmmm........

    Been married 14 years. And I guess we are not culinary compatible. I'll eat anything, but tend to like veggies, fish and pasta, bit of a protien junkie. Wife's favourite small appliance is the deep fryer,and she dislikes fish and alot of veggies ( asparagus, brussel sprouts). But hasn't been too much of a problem so far.

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    I love yams, BF hates them, but he'll eat asparagus, broccoli, spinach etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by x136 View Post
    Do such people really exist?
    They're called Trustafarians.

    Telluride is rife with them.
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    I've referred to them as "twinkies" in the past.

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    went out with a macrobiototic for a couple of years. that was... interesting.

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    My previous girlfriend couldn't stand chocolate, which was odd. I don't eat a lot of it, but it never really occurred to me that chocolate was something someone could actually dislike.

    I think culinary curiosity and the ability to enjoy food is more important than specific tastes.

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    My wife and I eat differently but do enjoy some of the same foods. I like strong flavors, she doesn't. It is only hard on our cook, who makes dishes for both of us. On the weekend, we just cook for ourselves. The raw materials are prepared, and we do as we wish with it.

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    I'm a vegetarian, as are our two kids, but my wife is a committed carnivore (she was a vegetarian for several years when we first got together, though). It somehow works, although she won't let me cook anything with meat in it for her (I'm the family cook). I keep telling that I don't mind, I can make her something fabulous, etc., etc., but no dice- she insists on cooking her own meat dishes, when she has them. We've reached a level of detente on this issue that we're both OK with, though. After 33 years, this certainly isn't going to break us!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTBLover View Post
    I'm a vegetarian, as are our two kids, but my wife is a committed carnivore (she was a vegetarian for several years when we first got together, though). It somehow works, although she won't let me cook anything with meat in it for her (I'm the family cook). I keep telling that I don't mind, I can make her something fabulous, etc., etc., but no dice- she insists on cooking her own meat dishes, when she has them. We've reached a level of detente on this issue that we're both OK with, though. After 33 years, this certainly isn't going to break us!
    I am not allowed to cook for anyone except me. We have a policy against wasting food and no one will eat what I cook...

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    I'm kinda like Mikey. Give it to me and I'll eat anything

    I'm lucky that my wife is an awesome cook. I take on the occasional cooking task, but I usually trash the kitchen in the process. My wife has all but banned me from the kitchen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crtreedude View Post
    I am not allowed to cook for anyone except me. We have a policy against wasting food and no one will eat what I cook...
    Note that I said that I'm the family cook, not the chef! meaning that not everything I cook comes out as planned...

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    My boyfriend makes the best nachos in the whole world...
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