Yucky Food

by Nancy Casey

There’s no accounting for taste. There are foods that other people love that you absolutely can’t stand. What are they?

Are there foods that make you shudder? Are there foods that make you gag? Are there foods that you dislike so much that you can’t even stand watching someone else eat them?

Are you allergic to any foods? What happens if you eat them?

Today, write about the foods you never eat—if you can help it.

Draw a line at the top of the page so there’s room to put a title later. Reserve a little bit of space for illustration or doodling.

Print the name of a yucky (to you) food in capital letters.  Next to the name of the food, write a little bit about your relationship with that food. What is disgusting about it? How does it feel in your mouth? What does it remind you of? Have you ever tasted it? Who likes it?

When you finish with that food, print the name of another food you find awful, and tell something about that.

Fill up the page that way, writing about the foods that you don’t eat.

When you have finished writing, reread your work. Make small changes if you need to. When you are satisfied with the page, give it a title and write the date on it, too.

Here is an example of what someone could write.

You can share your work by posting it as a comment below. You can type it in, or take a photo of it and upload the image.


Nancy Casey has lived in Latah County for many years. You can find more of her work here. She taught the Write-For-You writing class at the Recovery Center last summer and will return again in the spring. For more information about classes and writing certificates, contact Nancy or the Latah Recovery Community Center.

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