Serious Eats: Talk
How accommodating are you?
How far do you go to accommodate the dining wants and needs of your guests?
I keep seeing posts about gluten-free no-egg birthday parties, vegan bean-free all-local family dinners and vegetarian gluten-free all-raw holidays.
Do you try to prepare a meal where every item meets every specification of every person? Make sure there's at least one thing each of your guests will enjoy and can eat? Just cook what you want to eat?
I think it's good to make sure every guest will be able to eat at least some of the meal if you're dealing with allergies or diabetes or anything like that.
Picky eaters and unreasonable requests, I'm not so down with. In that case, the person is on their own and is more than welcome to bring a dish to share.