Motivated by a post that I read over at LA-based food blog, Matt Bites, I began to wonder why there are certain things that I just won't eat, and since this is the case for foods like caviar, fois gras, and other animal internal organs (except uni) for me, does avoiding certain foods make me a bad foodie?** Obviously, there are certain things like shrimp that some people simply cannot eat because of allergies, but what about the things that just don't taste good to me? In the case of professional food critics, chefs, etc., does someone lose credibility if they don't like everything?
What do you think? What about you? Are there foods that you absolutely refuse to eat?
** I do not like the word "foodie," as to me, it connotes a sort of arrogant snobbism, but I am using it simply because "food freak" doesn't work in this context.