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NoMercy | 20:26 Thu 16th Nov 2017 | Food & Drink
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I'm not talking about foods you hate (swede, marmite or curry) or things that make you shudder (octopus, brains or tripe), but rather foods that are utterly tasteless, boring and serve no discernible purpose.

What "pointless" or tasteless foods would you consign to Food Room 101?

For me it would be a toss up between gnocchi and ready salted crisps.

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Low-fat anything - if you're worried about the fat content just eat less of it. Ditto "spreads" that pretend to be butter substitutes - there is no substitute for real butter!
08:56 Fri 17th Nov 2017
Sushi.

I love almost all fish. I love proper raw fish (smoked salmon, gravlax and so on). But sushi just doesn't do it for at all. I've tried a number of varieties in different establishments. All of them, without exception, taste of absolutely nothing whatsoever. It's pointless. It doesn't even fill you up.

It might be better with a smattering of Marmite!
Lettuce. Completely pointless thing that is. Hate the stuff.

I like gnocci fried in a pan as a quick spud side dish, with lots of salt and pepper and a bit of balsamic.
Mashed potato would come high on my list of 'pointless foods', unless it's enhanced by the addition of cheese, mustard or whatever. On it's own I simply can't taste it.
Lettuce and cucumber
I agree with you Chris, I forgot about mash - largely because I never ever make it without cheese, mustard or horseradish.
I agree with NJ about sushi. Cold rice wrapped in seaweed, that's all it is. I like lettuce, especially if tossed in a vinaigrette. It does have health-giving properties.
Plain rice, new potatoes
Non-supermarket lettuce can be very tasty. I'm not keen on pasta, it's there simply as something to hold the sauce. Spreads like Flora, or as I call it, slime, are high on my pointless list, also ketchup, can't see the point of it.
Porridge, unless served with a good helping of salt.
Thought it was only me Zebo. Can't stand pasta of any description. Any food that needs to be covered in a sauce before you can eat it is a waste of time.
Artichoke
Tortoise and Turtle O-rings (that hold the shells on to the tissue) - looks like and taste like rubber. The Chinese eat them for texture.
Cake.
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Heavens, I love Sushi. Im not a big rice eater but I could eat Sushi until the cows come home.

Ditto well-dressed, crispy shredded lettuce.

Mashed potato is something I'd never eat.
Chips. How very posh dt :-). Tortoise rings lol.
Risotto
I once mistakenly bought a packet of rice cakes. It was like chewing polystyrene.
Not worth it though, pixie.....am on the WWF terrorist list for what has been down my gullet but turtle rings take the biscuit - even eaten boaty hedgehog (Chinese relative) - a little peppery and sharp.....
Celery!
And I love good sushi - has to be mega fresh and nothing like a lovely unagi....or flounder/mackerel/other oily fish.....

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