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RE: Flavors that grow on you with time.... 2004/10/20 18:36:47 (permalink)
Danmel, the olives you're enjoying now are RIPE black olives. Try ripe GREEN olives--in a can, not green olives in a jar. Graber cans them with the pits, and they're costly, but you might find Lindsay ripe green olives, which are pitted, for about half what the Grabers cost.

The list of things I love that I avoided as a child is way too long for this thread. Besides, hasn't everyone here already read about the day I made mayonnaise?
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RE: Flavors that grow on you with time.... 2005/09/17 05:53:29 (permalink)
Hello All,
I am so darned particular that the world of food regards me as a virgin.
I am 50 yrs. old and just decided I like avocadoes.
Take Care, and I am still discovering new foods that others consider staples.
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RE: Flavors that grow on you with time.... 2005/09/17 09:21:23 (permalink)
I am still waiting for my taste buds to warm up to coconut.
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RE: Flavors that grow on you with time.... 2005/09/17 10:08:34 (permalink)
I'd been open to any and all foods forever, but didn't like some things as they were misrepresented. The first tomatoes I had were unripe, cold, mealy, flavorless things. Asparagus, spinach, and sauerkraut were introduced to me in their institutional canned state - I wouldn't use that stuff in compost!
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RE: Flavors that grow on you with time.... 2005/09/17 12:46:47 (permalink)
Two different catagories.
I had never seen/tasted MOXIE until The Army assigned me to Fort Devens in Eastern Mass. First few times I tried it ..at the urging of some friends (read We Dare'ya), I thought it was pretty awful. But that taste really did grow on me. I like it a lot now and will buy when the Soda craving strikes me. (Diet Moxie still sucks).

As far as evolving tastes from Childhood dislikes. I don't do Rutabaga at all and I am not fond of Turnip although I will take a 'No Thank You Helping' as Mom taught me to at the holiday dinners. On the other hand 'Harvard Beets' and Pickled Beets on high on a list of 'good veggies'!
For some reason that I can't recall Pineapple in any form was evil to me as a child. I wouldn't touch the stuff! I am not sure when the change came but it is a favorite now in almost any form, Fresh- Dryed- Canned- etc.
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RE: Flavors that grow on you with time.... 2005/09/17 16:23:14 (permalink)
As I have aged I have acquired a taste for sauerkraut, broccoli, squash and bleu cheese/gorgonzola.

I still haven't learn to like salmon patties (but yet I love all kinds of salmon) and liver onions that were forced on me by my Mom.

I grew out of liking avocados, bananas, mangos and papayas while I lived in Hawaii and one of my youthful yard jobs growing up was to pick up the overipe/rotted fruit that had dropped from the trees in our yards.

But on the other hand, the cultural food opportunities while living in Hawaii opened up a love for Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Indian, Filipino and other Pan-Pacific cuisines.
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RE: Flavors that grow on you with time.... 2005/09/17 18:25:37 (permalink)
I used to dislike sour cream, onions, peppers, mayo, tomato, mushrooms and anything spicy. I remember as a kid ordering everything "plain." Hamburgers, sandwiches, burritos... all plain and boring. Now I can't imagine life without them and I love spicy food!

Another thing that is an aquired taste is cilantro... still working on that one.
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RE: Flavors that grow on you with time.... 2005/09/17 18:33:08 (permalink)

Layton,
I'm with you! Cilantro should decorate a plate, not be part of the food.!!
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RE: Flavors that grow on you with time.... 2005/11/23 08:50:24 (permalink)
All of you that mentioned cottage cheese, have you tried this: 1 cup cottage cheese, 2 teaspoons fresh or dried chives, a shake of garlic powder, a teaspoon (or more) of prepared horseradish? This is served with crackers. I had it at a restaurant and it changed my feelings about cottage cheese forever. If the texture is what is off-putting to you, just put it in the blender with a little milk and whirl away.
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RE: Flavors that grow on you with time.... 2005/11/23 14:02:59 (permalink)
Growing up, and as an adult, I would never even taste squash (This is Mississippi... squash means the yellow crook neck variety). The first time my then-boyfriend-now-husband cooked dinner for me he served squash. At 36 years old, I was embarassed to say "I don't eat that because it has a weird name". From that night on it has been one of my favorite vegetables.
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RE: Flavors that grow on you with time.... 2005/11/23 14:45:28 (permalink)
I used to hate Mexican food when I was a kid. My parents loved it so we had to go out for Mexican food about once a week. I'd order a grilled cheese or ice cream and cringed when my parent's plates were served. Now, I love Mexican food.

Back in the 70s when fondue was popular, my Mom would prepare cheese fondue for their parties. I thought it was awful. Now, I beg her to make it on special occasions.
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RE: Flavors that grow on you with time.... 2005/11/23 15:36:58 (permalink)
I understand that durian is an aquired taste!
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RE: Flavors that grow on you with time.... 2005/11/24 10:45:39 (permalink)
When I was little noodles were heaven for me --- and I liked them plain. I hated beets, but love them now in moderation. I always ate my veggies but have never warmed up to brussel sprouts.
I still dislike anchovies and sardines, but now welcome oysters and most every type of seafood.

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RE: Flavors that grow on you with time.... 2006/09/16 02:08:02 (permalink)
1) mayonnaise - when I was little, I'd have starved rather than eat a sandwich with mayo on it; I don't LOVE it now, but I will eat it on purpose

2) butterscotch candy - hated hated hated it, love it now

3) cauliflower - literally got sick one Thanksgiving after being forced to eat it, like it now (love it raw)

4) broccoli - not as bad as cauliflower, but not by much; love it steamed or raw now
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RE: Flavors that grow on you with time.... 2006/09/16 02:32:31 (permalink)
Beets!
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RE: Flavors that grow on you with time.... 2006/09/16 02:33:33 (permalink)
And Liverwurst! Mmmmmmm.
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RE: Flavors that grow on you with time.... 2006/09/16 03:02:58 (permalink)
Hmmm, this is in snacks and candy. My answers look funny now
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RE: Flavors that grow on you with time.... 2006/09/16 16:43:52 (permalink)
Actually, it doesnt..
Looks like this thread has totally derailed into any kind of food product.

I used to hate grated cheese on my spaghetti, now I use it all the time.....
I cannot gag down a brussell sprout now, but loved them as a kid.
Go figure!
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RE: Flavors that grow on you with time.... 2006/09/17 11:19:50 (permalink)
Yep Roossy it has, but confesion is good for the soal. There is also that "aquired taste" thread I started... roaming around here somewhere. The reverse aquired is foreign to me. I have nothing I have stoped liking.

Are oysters a snack? Maybe the smoked ones are? I did not like those as a kid.
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RE: Flavors that grow on you with time.... 2006/09/17 11:29:00 (permalink)
When I was fairly small,I would not try anything at any restaurant-I would always order fried shrimp.No matter what the type of restaurant-German, Chinese, steak joint-always had to have fried shrimp.And I havent had fried shrimp in years now-overkill obviously.As far as aquiring a taste-both yellow and green zucchini.Used to hate it.
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RE: Flavors that grow on you with time.... 2006/09/19 01:04:51 (permalink)
I hated hot dogs and any kind of melon as a kid. The mystery of what some dogs are made of freaked me out and the melon disintegrating in my mouth was just too much. Now I love a good dog (aka Voss', Gray's Papaya, etc...) and I love melon in the summer, especially with a balsamic syrup. I couldn't stand mushrooms or yogurt as I thought that eating fungus and bacteria just seemed wrong. Yeah, so wrong that its right! What was I thinking? I've really come to love broccoli, asparagus, and brussels sprouts (especially when they are roasted). I always had boiled versions as a kid and they were stinky.
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RE: Flavors that grow on you with time.... 2006/09/19 09:42:42 (permalink)
I didn't have my first taste of shrimp until I was 21. Now, it is my fav. especially coconut fried shrimp.

As a kid I would panic if I saw an onion on my hamburger, now, I ask for extra onion on any sandwich.

I absolutely hate green peppers which makes it real hard to go out and eat Mexician food (which I love) and it seems to be that all restaurants put green peppers in practically everything.
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