Do grown-up picky eaters have an actual mental disorder? Some researchers think so. Some of those people sound genuinely phobic, and their stories about never sharing a meal with their kids (for fear that their kids will emulate the parent’s pickiness) are heartbreaking. Still, most of the picky eaters I know are unrepentant about their limited diets. That I don’t get. It just seems lazy and juvenile to honestly claim you prefer french fries to all over foods in the world.
Edited to add: The MetaFilter discussion was pretty fascinating. I fully recognise that my foodie evangelism is a bit over-the-top because I’m a reformed picky eater myself. And I really get that it’s nobody’s business what people do or don’t eat. I just can’t help but see it as a moral failing to have a food blacklist. I’m incredibly grateful that the Snook didn’t see it as a relationship deal-breaker and that he managed to cure me of it.