When you don’t grow up with a memory of something tasting wonderful, you sometimes have to work a little bit to learn to love it. There’s always a chance that you’ll never learn to like a thing, but you don’t know that until you really try.
Jessica Prentice – Full Moon Feast: Food and the Hunger for Connection
This is such a great quote, it rings true in my life. Thankfully I grew up with a very broad palate of things I tasted. Mostly do to the fact that I grew up in another country. We learned to eat thing like beef tongue, liver, yucca and all sorts of things many people would consider unpalatable.
As a result, I’m very adventurous when it comes to trying new things. In general, I have like almost everything I’ve ever tried, there are very few things that I don’t really like. Well, except for frosting (aka icing). Crazy, I know, someone who doesn’t like frosting. Even as a kid, I’d scape my icing off my cake and give it to my brother, who loved it.
Cooked greens used to be the one thing that I had trouble eating. I kept making them, we kept eating them, and eventually we learned to love them. They went from being not very appetizing to being enjoyed. Sometimes it takes trying things multiple times, cooked in different ways to find a place on your plate.
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