Sunday, August 7, 2016
When reading the lecture slides about food that focused on avoidance of certain foods and innate preferences I could not help but think of my girlfriend's weird eating habits. My girlfriend refuses to eat any red meats such as beef or pork even when they are served differently. She sees no distinction between a steak or a hot dog and will refuse to eat either. When I ask her why she dislikes them so much she just states that she doesn't like red meat. However, she does eat bacon which comes from pork so this does not make much sense. I later talked to her about it and it turns out she simply did not eat that much red meat when she was growing up except for bacon. Her family did not eat steak or hamburgers and that lack of exposure caused her to dislike those foods for the rest of her life. Even now when I try to get her to try a hamburger she will either refuse or dislike the taste.