ChefTalk.com › ChefTalk Cooking Forums › Cooking Discussions › Food & Cooking › Gherkins & Icecream - What did you Crave for?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Gherkins & Icecream - What did you Crave for?

post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 
What was/is your craving foodwise during pregnancy?

I remember watching an I Love Lucy episode and hers was gherkins and icecream (yummmmm!).

I had to to have instant mashed potato with butter and stacks of salt - very healthy. :lips: Can barely stand to look at it now.

Would love to hear from others...
 Don't handicap your children by making their lives easy.
Robert A. Heinlein

 
Reply
 Don't handicap your children by making their lives easy.
Robert A. Heinlein

 
Reply
post #2 of 18
I was not sure yet if i was pregnant (in those "olden" days you had to wait a long time to get an accurate pregnancy test result) and my mother in law was over and i was looking in the fridge for a snack around 10:30 in the morning,. There was some boiled cabbage there, and it looked SO appealing. I took it out, poured oil, vinegar, salt and pepper on it, and ate it with great gusto. My mother in law said "and you think you don't know if you're pregnant??!!"
The interesting thing about this particular choice is that there is an expression in italian to say that something doesn;t fit, that something stands out like a sore thumb, and is completely out of place, and that is "come cavoli a merenda"- like cabbage at snack time.

otherwise i wanted salty things, liquorice and coke. Not necessarily together, though potato chips and coke were particularly appealing in combination. I believe it was because i had low blood pressure.
"Siduri said, 'Gilgamesh, where are you roaming? You will never find the eternal life that you seek...Savour your food, make each of your days a delight, ... let music and dancing fill your house, love the child who holds you by the hand and give your wife pleasure in your embrace.'"
Reply
"Siduri said, 'Gilgamesh, where are you roaming? You will never find the eternal life that you seek...Savour your food, make each of your days a delight, ... let music and dancing fill your house, love the child who holds you by the hand and give your wife pleasure in your embrace.'"
Reply
post #3 of 18
What an interesting thread...... I'd imagine we could get some weird combos...
With my first, it was hot pastrami sandwiches (if anyone is familiar w/ Togos sandwiches-- that was IT!) and tostadas with extra hot sauce. I think I too was going the salty way also (have always had low blood pressure).
With my son- it was watermelon! would have been happy to eat nothing else!
Bon Vive' !
Reply
Bon Vive' !
Reply
post #4 of 18
With my first it was mayo on white bread with canned sliced pineapple and slices of mild cheddar cheese. That is so gross to me now! The second it was watermelon. I seriously would go to the grocery store every morning before work and buy half a small watermelon (not those personal size ones you see now), eat it all day at work and stop on the way home for more. We could not keep enough watermelon around for me.
post #5 of 18
Lemons!! Lemons! Lemons!! I would eat those suckers all day and night!! :lol:
post #6 of 18

What did you crave?

OMG, does this take me back...Every morning I would meet the Tastee Bread man at the store at 10 a.m., run home with the loaf of white bread and, fry up eggplant. Then at noon, I would have my husband bring home 2 Big Mac's and 4 Hershey Bars with Almonds. What my husband didn't know that I would walk down to the corner store where I would buy a box of 24 Hershey candy bars, hide them between the towels in the linen closet (just like an alcoholic, lol) and then burn the wrappers in the burn barrel (to hide the evidence). To this day, the smell of eggplant makes my son sick and he hates chocolate, coleslaw and McDonalds. I went from a petite 88 pounds to 151 lbs. in 9 months, lol. Luckily, I lost most of it right after giving birth, lol. I still love eggplant and chocolate but can't say I've had a Big Mac with special sauce since. For supper, I would only eat coleslaw made by the old woman next door who would make me a big batch twice a week. (I guess you could have called her my "Cabbage Dealer" lol)
post #7 of 18
Thread Starter 
Great stories there :)

Seems like salty/spicy/acidic is leading the popularity stakes, followed closely by chocolate/sweet things. Must be a medical reason for this - anyone have any ideas? Maybe the body needs these things in excess when you're pregnant.

Also I used to imagine I could smell food cooking (while I was working in the lab - not a piece of food in sight). Usually it was roasts or stews, it would drive me bonkers!

Keep the stories coming - this is good fun :bounce:
 Don't handicap your children by making their lives easy.
Robert A. Heinlein

 
Reply
 Don't handicap your children by making their lives easy.
Robert A. Heinlein

 
Reply
post #8 of 18
Hi

I will eat those two anytime :D
post #9 of 18
An interesting factoid
In Italy, popular belief has it that if you DON'T eat something you have a craving for during pregnancy, your baby will get a birthmark. I used to hear in teh states that if you DID eat it you'd get a birthmark. I guess Italians are on the side of pleasure in this one! My mother in law was ready to provide anything i expressed a craving for. It was great.
"Siduri said, 'Gilgamesh, where are you roaming? You will never find the eternal life that you seek...Savour your food, make each of your days a delight, ... let music and dancing fill your house, love the child who holds you by the hand and give your wife pleasure in your embrace.'"
Reply
"Siduri said, 'Gilgamesh, where are you roaming? You will never find the eternal life that you seek...Savour your food, make each of your days a delight, ... let music and dancing fill your house, love the child who holds you by the hand and give your wife pleasure in your embrace.'"
Reply
post #10 of 18
Beyond these pretty innocuous cravings there's a condition known as pica. It goes way beyond pickles and ice cream and can be dangerous.

Pica and Pregnancy : American Pregnancy Association

Having said that, I've heard of many of these cravings. The worst I'd heard of was a craving for sauerkraut, which affected everyone around my colleague as she digested it. :lol:
Moderator Emerita, Welcome Forum
***It is better to ask forgiveness than beg permission.***
Reply
Moderator Emerita, Welcome Forum
***It is better to ask forgiveness than beg permission.***
Reply
post #11 of 18
You want to hear something funny-- my daughter (with whom I craved the hot pastrami sandwiches) is expecting -due in July- and she mentioned the other day that she has been having cravings for Togo's hot pastrami sandwiches (and she doesn't normally like pastrami) LOL
Bon Vive' !
Reply
Bon Vive' !
Reply
post #12 of 18
Thread Starter 
hehe must be hereditary
 Don't handicap your children by making their lives easy.
Robert A. Heinlein

 
Reply
 Don't handicap your children by making their lives easy.
Robert A. Heinlein

 
Reply
post #13 of 18
ice cream with my first.....I could not stand the smell of bacon, me pig queen of the mid-west. Morning sickness for a few weeks, ugh.

second son it was new potatoes at 1:30am with sour cream, cheddar and scallions and I could not be around cooking onions

third son it was oranges and I don't remember what was abhorrent so it must not have been too strong.
cooking with all your senses.....
Reply
cooking with all your senses.....
Reply
post #14 of 18
I never wanted coffee until I was pregnant with my first child. One morning, I walked into a convenience store and smelled fresh coffee. Nothing would do but that I get some. lol I didn't know you shouldn't have caffeine like that so much in pregnancy. My doctor never said a word although after being in the hospital dehydrated at 4 months having lost over 20 pounds, he pretty much said, eat and drink anything you want within reason. lol
post #15 of 18
Thread Starter 
I wonder if there's a trend when you're pregnant with a boy or with a girl for particular foods/tastes?
 Don't handicap your children by making their lives easy.
Robert A. Heinlein

 
Reply
 Don't handicap your children by making their lives easy.
Robert A. Heinlein

 
Reply
post #16 of 18
I am 12 weeks and all i can seem to stomach is potatoes! in any form really! but mashed with lashings of butter is my favorite! being a professional i was worried i might get the dreaded hates for onions/garlic like a lot of my chef friends,but thankfully i can't seem to get enough of them! especially garlic! although my husband is used to me comming home stincking of garlic he did mention that the smell has some what escelated in the past few weeks! i told him not so few words not to mess with THE pregnant lady!! (it's our first,and he's still learning!)
Before i Knew i was pregnant i was eating tonnes of hot salty popcorn! as a matter of fact i might just have some now.......maybe on my mashed potatoes!!!
Leave the gun. Take the cannoli.
-Clemenza-

Lateley we've been getting more ROLL than ROCK......
Bernie Taupin
Reply
Leave the gun. Take the cannoli.
-Clemenza-

Lateley we've been getting more ROLL than ROCK......
Bernie Taupin
Reply
post #17 of 18
popcorn on mashed pot.....ummmm yeah that does sound like pregnancy to me.
Heartburn hit, I remember distinctly having heartburn for the last couple months.
Weirdest thing though to wake up at the same time each night and crave shtuff. It was like 1:42am and new potatoes.....
3 sons all different likes and dislikes during the pregnancys. One of the rudiest things I can vividly remember is all of a sudden not being able to judge whether your belly can fit through a space. About 5-6 months in and you walk between the wall and a chair and don't fit through....
cooking with all your senses.....
Reply
cooking with all your senses.....
Reply
post #18 of 18
Thread Starter 
I loved being able to use the top of my (huge) bump to rest my plate on :) Was fine except when baby kicked - then you'd lose the lot on the floor :(
 Don't handicap your children by making their lives easy.
Robert A. Heinlein

 
Reply
 Don't handicap your children by making their lives easy.
Robert A. Heinlein

 
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Food & Cooking
ChefTalk.com › ChefTalk Cooking Forums › Cooking Discussions › Food & Cooking › Gherkins & Icecream - What did you Crave for?