Saturday, March 30, 2013

Xan: Love-hate relationships

What do smoked salmon and corn dogs have in common?

They are both foods that I LOVE, but only for the first few bites.

It is a peculiar sort of love-hate relationship.  I love smoked salmon, but I get sick of it so quickly, and I have no idea why.  I also love corn dogs, but I can only make it about halfway through a corn dog before I am just done with that taste.  I have the same problem with hot dogs to a lesser extent.  (Foot-longs are definitely too big).

I do not seek these foods out.  I eat them when they come to me in life, which is just infrequently enough for me to forget about my love-hate relationship with them.  When I saw smoked salmon at a breakfast buffet recently, I remembered how much I loved it, but I took too much because I didn't remember that I was about to hate it again.

There are probably other foods in this category that I just cannot remember right now.  Has anyone else had an experience like this?


  1. I have a love-hate relationship with asparagus, but it is a more delayed reaction.

  2. Well, if we're going to go *there*, I have a love-hate relationship with delicious foods that happen to secretly contain milk products.

    For instance it turns out that lactose intolerance and sausages do not mix. Which I know, deep down. But it is so nonobvious that lactose would be in sausages that sometimes it slips my mind.