The thread on children who are picky eaters got me thinking about those who continue to be fussy throughout adulthood.
How do you deal with adult picky eaters? Do you make special food for them or cater for their very specific tastes when you have them over to eat? Or do you just not invite these people??
I know grown men and women who pick out tiny bits of onion and bell pepper from their food, or who just simply will not try any new food, however run-of-the-mill and 'unexotic' it may be.
I once got so frustrated with a particular friend who was performing delicate pepper-removal surgery on some restaurant lasagna that I told her to stop it "start eating like an adult". Oops.
I always wonder if these are genuine dislikes of food or if there's some kind of neuroticism behind it, and whether I should be more compassionate and accommodating.