It won't be long until Thanksgiving and Christmas roll around, bringing friends and family together to celebrate over a good meal. Some of those holiday feasts can be massive in scale, and there tend to be a few dishes unveiled that are rarely, if ever, brought out the rest of the year. Some of them are almost universally loved, but others? Others are abominable horrors that this writer would be happy to see forever banished from his family's table.
Photo by Suzi Duke "You found this where, Aunt Meg? I'll pass thanks."
8. Fruit cake
Seriously, fruit cakes are like an unfunny joke that refuses to go away. I'm sure someone somewhere loves these textural nightmares, but I have yet to meet anyone under the age of 70 that does. Is anyone really happy when their Aunt Meg shows up with one of these things in tow?
7. Cheese Logs
While certainly not in the "culinary horror" category that fruit cake resides in, there's always been something vaguely unsatisfying to me about most cheese logs and cheese balls. It's not the cheese, and it's not the nuts they're usually rolled in. I like both of those things on their own. But something weird happens when the two are mixed. It's a texture thing I guess, but I don't like it. If I try to dig out a little cheese for a cracker, the nuts seem to act as an armor-like barrier.!--break-->More »