Serious Eats: Talk
The relative that should only be in charge of non edible items
My Aunt S isn't the best cook. Several years ago she brought a rolled pumpkin cake to thanksgiving. It was actually quite attractive and I felt bad that no one (having learned from experience) was eating it.
I don't eat dessert on thanksgiving, not a fan of pumpkin, but I decided to have a piece because it looked like she'd worked hard on the thing.. It was dry, maybe old tasting. As I was choking it down she said she had bought it off someone who had bought it off someone else. Who knows where it came from? Hopefully it wasn't sold out of the trunk of a car.
Have you been guilted into eating something you regretted or have a relative who should NOT cook?