Posted Nov 21, 2006 in Personal.
I love eating stuff like Shepherd's Pies and Lasagne, even if they can't make either of them properly in this country. One problem I have found is that it is really difficult to find them in the freezer section of the grocery store unless they contain mushrooms in them (preparing such dishes by hand is quite beyond my culinary skills). In fact, it is nigh on impossible to find anything that isn't chock full of mushrooms these days.
I absolutely hate mushrooms. I simply cannot stand them. In addition to looking disgusting, they have a simply revolting squeaky texture when you eat them. The thought of eating them makes me feel sick. And yet they are everywhere, and in everything. Almost everyone I've spoken to cannot understand why I don't like them, and they seem convinced that if I keep trying them, sooner or later I will grow to like them.
It is more likely that they will grow on me before I grow to like them. I'll never like them. In fact, the only mushrooms I'll ever be able to live with are the toadstools that the Smurfs lived in.