Mat tries Barry Norman's Pickled Onions - the finest known to man -
and fails to appreciate them in any way.
Mat Follas does not like pickles.
I do not like liquorice.
I think I'm in the majority; he thinks that he is.
Vote now - the poll will close midnight on Friday.
The loser has to treat the winner to a free dinner. I don't want to lose.
The question is - Which do you HATE?
20.11.2010: THIS POLL IS NOW CLOSED - And I won :)
Thanks for voting!
Whereas although I ate liquorice when young, I didn't enjoy it that much and frankly wouldn't care if it disappeared from the universe.
And don't even get me started on mixed pickled - powerful, punchy lime, straight up strange piccalilli (try explaining that to your American relatives). And then there's chutneys (for what are they but sweet spicy pickles really).
Liquorish? Meh. Can take it or leave it.
Liquorice I can eat, but I don't like it very much at all.
@The Grubworm -
"only ever chopped up, never saw a whole branston" hehehe
I know, it makes no sense at all to reject such bounty.
@suzler - You're right, pickled eggs are grim. Terry gave me a bit of one in the pub after service and it made me wince. But the rest of it is pickle beauty.
I remember when I was young helping my mum make pickled onions & piccalilli, the house would stink for weeks but it wa worth it!
Not liking Pickles? What is the world coming to?
@Miss Whiplash - Exactly, my dear. Exactly.
@Brucey1 - "Food of the devil" - hehehe! Did you notice that I linked to your stellar review? :)
@Nick Baines - Lean further, my good man.
@Sarah, Maison Cupcake - The world may implode. But - go on, have a go!
Not like your pickles.Especially Italian Giardinera pickles. Yumyum.
- cue you in a big black shiny tube and Mat in a silverskin onion outfit-
I almost divorced my husband when he ate a liquorice ice cream on our honeymoon...why would you spoil wonderful Italian icecream with that?!!!
BUT oddly I USED to like it (and those aniseed gobstoppers, remember those) when I was a kid.
Then, when I was still virtually a kid (17 or so) I got SOOOOOO very drunk on Greek ouzo that even to this day, more than 2 years later, aniseed is anathema to me.
Pickles, of course, as you know, I loves.
Gherkins most especially.
@Sarah - I would win, you know I would x
@Ada Wong - I totally agree - also, I love your work in Resident Evil :)
@luciebythesea - You made me snort with laughter!
@Kavey - GHERKIN!
Obviously pickles are delicious and liquorice is disgusting. I always get extra gherkins in burgers and they are the secret ingredient in my bacon sandwich extraordinaire. As a child I used to eat anything pickled by the jarload. All chutneys and pickles are heaven in a jar too.
Liquorice on the other hand is yucky and evil.
In sum, I love pickles.
In sum, you are correct in your love for pickles.
ps Have you written about your bacon sandwich extraordinaire? Link?