I don’t normally eat fish.
My daughter doesn’t eat beef, chicken or pork.
My Husband doesn’t eat cheese, butter or most dairy.
I know- at this point you’re all thinking- How is it that I’ve never invited LA and her family over to break bread…
We don’t have allergies. We either don’t like the taste or choose not to eat these things.
If you are going to someone’s house, do you volunteer this information, or do you wait to be asked if you have any food issues?
If you find out what your host is making ahead of time, and you know that you don’t like it, do you mention it to them?
For me, unless directly asked “Is there anything that you don’t eat?” I tend to just find something at the meal that I can eat. I don’t make a big deal about what is being served. I don’t want the host to go out of their way to satisfy me. I figure they have enough on their plate.
Do you make food requests of hosts?
Now let’s get a little tricky. If you found out that your host was going to make lobster, or buy expensive steaks, do you tell them not to buy a portion for you, because it is expensive and you know you’re not going to eat it?
How about if you are going to someone’s house, would you ask them to make a certain dish because you like it? (for the record, I don’t mean if my daughter is coming home and asks me to make something special, because I think in some situations it’s OK for a kid to ask their parent to make a “favorite” dish, and most parents are happy to oblige) I’m referring to a less close relationship than parent/child.
If you find out that you are going to someone’s house and find out that they are ordering pizza, do you tell them that pizza is not an appropriate food to serve guests?
When you are going to someone else’s house, should the food be a consideration? Or should the main goal just to be hanging out and spending time together?