Serious Eats: Talk
Dating a Picky Eater - Redux
Okay - so I know we've already discussed dating a picky eater in the past so I apologize if this is a bit of a re-hash, but I'd really like this communities opinion on a specific incident. I am dating the pickiest of picky eaters. I am trying very hard to be open minded about his food limitations. This Saturday my good friends threw a big party and asked me if I could bring a really cool appetizer. I was more than happy to contribute. I found a fantastic recipe for Seared Ahi Tuna with a Fermented Black Bean sauce that you served on top of cucumbers. It was a recipe I had been wanting to try for a long time and I actually took P.E. (picky eater) into consideration and thought he might like it because he ordered tuna the first time we went out for dinner. When P.E. showed up at my place to pick me up I pulled out the platter with my beautiful appetizers, fully expecting him to ask me what I made. CRICKETS. Did not ask me at all. So I said, I'm so excited, my appetizers turned out so good. Again nothing. Nor was he willing to try even a bite. So here's the thing, the fact that he wouldn't even try my appetizers really rubbed me the wrong way. But the thing that really bugged me is he didn't even ask what I had made. Am I being overly sensitive about this? I mean this is someone who apparently does not give a crap about something I am passionate about. What do you think? Shouldn't he at least ASKED what I made?