Have Your Tastes Changed as You've "Matured"?
Lima beans? Yuck! Squash? Double-yuck!
When I was a kid, I ate what was put in front of me. True, I ate a large variety of foods, but I didn't always like what I was served.
I positively hated fish, liver, spinach, and scallops. There were other foods that I had a strong distaste for, but I'm so much older, I forget what they were... we won't go there...
But some foods I could eat, but didn't much care for, during my young adulthood included bread, Brussel's sprouts, and cabbage.
Yet now I love Brussel's sprouts (small, buttery, and not bitter), I crave liver, and I make soups with cabbage as a foundation vegetable. I positively adore creamed spinach, but can eat it plain, and I'll gobble up a dish of scallops, and consume ocean fish voraciously!
So tastes do change. I like the deeper, richer flavors. Some will say it is because as we age, our taste buds die off. Balderdash! We grow up. We mature. We're like fine wine aged on the dregs (read that: quivering on wobbly legs).
And speaking of wine, I've grown to enjoy the grossest wine of all -- Port wine! (sorry if I've offended you...).
What foods did you hate and now either tolerate or love?
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