The One Food The Pioneer Woman Simply Can't Stand

Everyone has some aversion to one food or another. While some might be pickier than others, there's always some item people tend to avoid, even when they're celebrity chefs. For The Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond, that food is unquestionably bananas. She has been very vocal about her detestation of the fruit. She said she thinks it could be some genetic aversion since her dad and one of her brothers also hates bananas as much as she does (via Insider).

Drummond further explained on her blog, The Pioneer Woman, "I hate, abhor, loathe, and recoil at the sight of bananas. I've disliked them my entire life, even when I was a baby ... In my entire forty-two years on this earth, I've never eaten a whole banana. I've had accidental bites here and there, half of which were promptly spit out into a napkin." 

That pretty much explains why there are hardly any banana recipes on her blog, in her cookbooks, or on her popular Food Network television show. She avoids the fruit at every turn. There have, however, been a few exceptions.

Bananas are a slippery peel for The Pioneer Woman

There are a very few exceptions to Drummond's rule to avoid recipes that include bananas. Her fans can find a recipe for banana bread on her blog because she thinks it is a great way to use up overly ripe bananas. She actually admitted to gobbling down three slices of her mom's banana bread after coming off a low-carb diet. Drummond says it hadn't happened before or since. She thinks her tastes had shifted due to the diet at the time.

Apart from the banana bread, there is one other recipe exception on her blog. That exception is bananas foster. Drummond explained that the recipe was developed and posted as a purely altruistic move. In the post she explained that after she made the dessert, she ate all around the bananas to get most of the ice cream and caramel sauce first, but eventually tried a small bite of banana with the ice cream and caramel sauce. Drummond let her readers know she didn't die, even though the banana made her think back to nightmares of machete-wielding bananas.