Gerry Canavan

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Duke University will be studying adult picky eaters. At last my neuroses get the attention they deserve!

Picky eaters tend to gravitate to certain foods, including blander products that are often white or pale colored, like plain pasta or cheese pizza. For reasons that aren’t clear, almost all adult picky eaters like French fries and often chicken fingers, health experts say.

(Really, I’ve gotten better.) What this proves, of course, is that all non-normative eaters are literally insane.

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July 14, 2010 at 7:41 pm

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  1. On the plus side, I now feel better about my picky eating: it remains easier for me to list what I don’t eat than to list what I do! I don’t eat tomatoes, land animals, or anything with pepper in the name.

    The most annoying part is actually that my anti-land-animal sentiments are by far the weakest, and yet it’s the anti-peppers thing that makes me a crazy person. Yesterday I was ready to choose the chicken over the tofu with red peppers, but I didn’t because every time I do I have to spend the whole meal explaining myself, and everybody seems to think I’m joking when I tell them that peppers disgust me more than meat. (So I went for option three: cheesecake.)

    When people can use religious or moral justifications for their picky eating, it’s weird but ultimately respected; most people would feel terrible about making a vegetarian eat meat. But other pickiness is just plain crazy, which means it doesn’t count– I can’t complain about being hungry when it’s my own fault I didn’t eat the food.

    (But maybe I’m just bitter because being hungry makes me grumpy, and also makes it difficult for me to work on the paper I’m supposed to be writing right now.)


    July 14, 2010 at 8:33 pm

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