Thursday, December 29, 2011

Hominy: A Food that's NOT my Friend

While most of my blogs are going to be about foods I like, I want you to be aware of some foods that aren’t my friends.  As a “foodie,” which is what I would classify myself as, I’ve been exposed to a lot of different foods and cuisines.  Not all of these foods have become my friends, I won’t be sending them Christmas cards, and I definitely won’t become their friend on Facebook no matter how much they poke me! 

My first food nemesis is Hominy. 

This food hatred goes back to my childhood when my parents would make us choke down the canned version of this so called vegetable.  When I say choke, I mean this literally.  

For those of you that don’t know, hominy is corn that is dried out and soaked in lye to become puffed up.   They are very bland and being puffed up makes it difficult to chew or swallow.  I like corn!  Why must corn go and try and be something it’s not?  

If hominy was a TV show it would be The Jersey Shore.  Corn that looks like it’s been working out at the gym, but when you eat it, leaves a bad taste in your mouth and afterward you are filled with regret.   

I would like to like you hominy, but in this day and age of steroids, I don’t need my food Lye altered. I mean why would I eat something that has Lye in it?  Let me see what rhymes with lye... hmm…. It’s on the tip of my tongue, starts with d....    

Now I don’t want to start getting threatening letters from the hominy fan club members or the National Hominy Council, I’m sure some people like hominy very much. This is just one person's opinion. 

There’s not a whole lot of food I won’t try and like, so take note food:  Be yourself and don’t try and be something you’re not and we will be friends for life…at least till I eat you, then you might un-friend me!

What's your food nemesis?


  1. fry it with bacon, and maybe a little onion, and then you might decide it's ok!

  2. I might try this....I hate to ruin good bacon on it though : )