pretend you are on a FIRST DATE..and your date orders............

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Feb 1, 2013
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luckily my wife and i align fairly well food wise. she is more adventerous than i am.

but first date. your date ordrers a steak WELL-DONE and asks for ketchup. one of my coworkers just said, "Check please, i'm out". hahahhah..
Me? whatever. especially if she fits the first date criteria in all other departments. my coworkers said that food order would be too annoying for him to handle and keep silent about.

i have not had second dates when the lady was rude to restaurant workers..but i think i dont mind what and how she eats things. okay..maybe not chew with her mouth open and talking. hahaha...
sorry, i have been married a long time..and i am simply enjoying the dating conversation with my single and younger coworkers. :)
This was a consideration for me and I'm happy to report My wife and I are in sync.

It would be a major red flag for me.

There is no way I could enjoy or plan trips with any food and enjoy with this individual.

Id probably say something like "Adding some simulated blood & moisture back to that hot jerky?"

LOL this reminds me too of people who go to Japan and blindly ask for soy sauce for the Omakase menu where the chef is UBER particular and is all based on daily fresh fish selection.
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You guys would have really disliked my ex. His steaks and hamburgers were required to be burnt offerings. Drove me nuts. I'm a med. rare gal.
And he used lots of salt. I use very very little. Back at the beginning I didn't know and was too young to care.
Deal breaker for me as well.
I'd really really really have to like her to accept that.
The thought of not being able to enjoy and share good food with my partner would be a sad one.

In the same category I don't accept certain requests at home from family.
"I want a pizza Hawaii" for example is something that keeps rearing its ugly head when I'm baking Neapolitan pizza.
Yeah... that's just not gonna happen...
heavy, wet ingredients are the enemy of neapolitan pizza.

that said, i've made pineapple work.
Let me know how that works out for you :p

Salted to draw out moisture like working with eggplant or fresh tomatoes, then charred over a grill? Won’t get rid of all the moisture but I imagine it’ll help. Used to salt tomatos to reduce moisture content for margherita grilled cheeses
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I mocked my wife’s ice cream order on our first date…
I'm not sure I can explain why, but I could probably tolerate the well done beef more than the ketchup. Neither would make me get up and say the date was over. All that would be evaluated before a 2nd date along with a myriad of other things.
I once had a girlfriend for a few months. I broke up with her for several reasons if I'm being honest. I like to tell people it was because she disliked onions, raw or cooked. It is an exaggeration, but it was one of the factors that actually might have become a bigger issue the longer we were together. I love food and cooking so much and onions of all forms are just the backbone of my varied cuisine. I get edgy and anxious if there aren't fresh scallions in my fridge or no Spanish onions in my pantry.
My wife and I are extremely compatible, food-wise. We don't do it every time, but very often when we are dining in a higher-end place, we'll attempt to agree on what each of us is going to order, having in mind that when the food comes I'll start on what she ordered and she will start with mine, and we'll switch halfway through. It doesn't always work out, sometimes one of us really wants to try something that is just not appealing to the other, oh well, no biggie there.
I think there are things that are much more important than food compatibility. I could not see someone that had under-developed senses of humor or sarcasm. Now that is a 'send back to the kitchen' deal breaker for me. When we got married in Germany, we had to visit the minister of this cute little old church we had chosen. He was already skeptical of us because we were not affiliated with his denomination, or Christianity in general for that matter. With his first question he asked us what was that made us work well as a couple. In less than a second we both responded in unison, "He/She makes me laugh."
Durian pizza is actually fire.
Dislike of Hawaiian pizza is just snobbery. Long live pepperoni-pineapple pizza, in particular.
There is a special place in hell for people who put pineapple on pizza, or so I am told.

Personally, I don't think the Hawaiian pizza works all that well. I can eat it, but I don't seek it out.
Ordering a steak well-done is a culinary crime but at least that means she's not a vegetarian... glass half full!
If you want a succesful date, don't go to a restaurant; cook yourself. ;)
I was a vegetarian for 20 years. Eventually I fell back on the meat wagon and my spouse benefited from the change as she was never a vegetarian.