I've had several food related discussions recently with a few autistic friends of mine, both on and off the forum and I can't help but be intrigued by how autism affects our taste in food. I have a couple of friends who are very hypersensitive to a lot of different tastes and textures and can only eat very bland tasting food of certain specific consistencies and yet there are other friends and also myself that seem to like lots of strong tastes; spices, etc. Food seems to be important to autistic people in one way or another! So I wondered where everyone else is with food. Do you prefer strong tastes and flavours or do you have a lot of food sensitivities that limit what you can eat? I'd like to know other people's opinions and thoughts on this?
Strong flavours... I'll drink these straight from the bottle/jar:
I also love anchovies, coriander, chilli, curry etc.
I'll eat practically anything - I even tried canned dog food once (not nice, had a gritty texture) and as a kid was told dog biscuits were made from chicken poop to try to stop me eating them... it didn't.
I'll also eat raw meat if I'm chopping it up to cook - usually bacon or steak, not chicken or pork.
I used to eat the cat's biscuits when I was a child, they taste quite nice! I also used to eat egg shells, my excuse is that it's a good source of calcium!
Be careful that you don't get food poisoning from eating raw meat!