Tim Studstill

My preference? No peas, please!

No peas, and never canned green peas. That is the one menu request I made of my soon-to-be-wife some three decades ago. She has never served them to me, thank you very much!

My aversion to this spherical, colorful starchy vegetable began in elementary school. Something about the aroma and texture of the drab green veggie on my plastic lunch tray turned my stomach. I decided one of the privileges of adulthood would be the choice never to eat another canned green pea.

However, my mother occasionally brought home a brand of canned peas packaged in a silver... [continue]