If you need to know one thing about me, make sure it’s the fact that I do not like mushrooms. I hate them. Can’t stand the look, taste and espeically smell of them. This can be tricky sometimes when something that looks otherwise rather tasty comes with mushrooms as an ingredient.
Taking such a hard line against fungi has made me pretty good at picking them out of my food. Generally if there’s mushrooms in some sort of pasta dish it’s a simple case of giving it a stir and picking out a couple big lumps of brown yuckiness.
This didn’t apply to a meal I got over the weekend. Having a look in M&S food and I spot a tasty looking chicken chow mein meal. A quick look at the ingredients reveals some mushroom content. ‘No problem’, I thought, ‘I got this. I’m skilled at picking ’em out’. I didn’t know what a project I was in for.
When all was said and done this is what I picked out of a fairly regulation size ready meal:
Not only was it not the shape, size and colour I’m used to picking out, but just look at the massive heap of shrooms! I just can’t physically bring myself to eat one so as soon as my fork picked up the tiniest bit, I have to pick it out. All that work and you know what, it wasn’t even all that nice.