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Anchovies Fired Me for No Reason
Anchovies look nice enough in the water -- and less nice on your plate.
Anchovies look nice enough in the water -- and less nice on your plate.
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Canned meat often has a tough time (just ask the next food on the list) in the over-10 crowd. Fish, often, is the exception -- tuna does great, and salmon does OK. Anchovies, though, top the hate list of many an American, unless we're talking about bait.

The smell is fishy, sure, but that's to be expected. Appearance, perhaps, doesn't help -- all those long, silvery bodies heaped like, well, bodies, in a can. But many anchovy-haters blame texture above all. One SlashFood contributor likened it to an eyebrow.

Baby Steps: Dress your crispy Romaine with a good, authentic Caesar salad dressing (the real stuff has anchovies).

Up next, a vegetable even some vegans might shy away from.


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