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Old 05-16-2006, 02:25 PM   #1
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Food You Hated As A Child But Love Now?

A brussel sprouts recipe on another forum here got me to thinking about the foods I hated as a child but now love as an adult. I'm curious to see if there are common foods among all of us this way.

Here are foods off the top of my head that I remember wanting to "eat worms & die" rather than consume then, but love now, not in any particular order:

Spinach
Broccoli Raab
Brussel Sprouts
Cabbage
Okra

Foods that I hated then & still hate now:

Beef &/or Calves liver

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Old 05-16-2006, 02:35 PM   #2
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Butternut squash used to make me gag. Now it's a favorite!

Still don't care for rhubarb.
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Old 05-16-2006, 02:44 PM   #3
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mushrooms
parsley
marmalade
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Old 05-16-2006, 03:00 PM   #4
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With the exception of carrots, all vegetables.
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Old 05-16-2006, 03:09 PM   #5
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Hated Then: Spinach, mom used the frozen crap and I figured spinach was spinach. The whole everyone but Popeye hates spinach thing didn't help.

Still Hate: Peas, they aren't really food.
Fish - I'm still not a big fish fan. I cook it because I want my kids to have a chance to like it, and I've found a few ways that I can eat it.
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Old 05-16-2006, 03:11 PM   #6
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I use to hate carrots, still do if store bought and then cooked or even raw, they taste like dirt..Cold storage YUK..Now I'll eat the ones we grow our selves. Okra made me gag, now I'll eat it if deep fried I also disliked any kind of peppers, sweet or hot,creamed spinach, yellow squash mixed with cream and butter ACK!!!
Now, I eat just about all veggies love em, just don't give me store bought carrots or OKRA

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Old 05-16-2006, 03:11 PM   #7
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Many of those mentioned...

plus Bleu and Extra Sharp cheeses.

(I was a Velveeta boy)
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Since Z mentioned blue cheese, I wouldn't any salad dressing except French. Now, I like just about any of them, I love Blue cheese and Red Wine Vinegrette.
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Old 05-16-2006, 03:21 PM   #9
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Thaks for the okra reminder - I added it to my original post list. Used to hate it - now grow it in the garden every year & add it to gumbos, jambalaya, stir-fries, & as a fried vegetable with a dip on the side.
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in spite of my Cajun roots, I still hate okra.
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