I don't mind cabbage. Once in a while my hubby will make some cabbage rolls. I usually eat it in the form of Cole slaw though. As for cider, we recently visited an apple orchard and they had fresh cider. It was wonderful ! I bought some apples and made some apple sauce. It was the first time I made apple sauce. It was very easy to make and is delicious.
I don't recall seeing the Doctor eat much either. Most of the time he declined having a meal with any one. But I think it was to show that he didn't want to get to cozy with people's family life. However, Matt Smith's doctor ate food that was cooked by Amy Pond, and he cooked a meal for the guy that he rented a room from. He talked about learning to cook from people throughout history and of course how he had taught some of them things about cooking as well. I think Tom's Doctor existed on jelly babies. And he never gained weight.