I'm getting a kick out or reading AG Adam D. Roberts' just released book! I can relate to his friend in the 3rd chaper who is he trying to convince to "expand her food palate". The olive senerio is totally me--"olives are just wrong". My limited olive exposure is this: few chopped on salad & pizza & the times I'd stick black olives on my fingers while waiting for Thanksgiving dinner. Olives remain in my "no thanks dept". Do you eat this fruit? AG's book is pure joy to read--please buy!