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Old 06-27-2011, 07:52 PM   #11
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My childhood dislikes are still dislikes. And I have tried them in new and different ways.

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Old 06-27-2011, 08:07 PM   #12
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i still won't eat liver. we had a large garden and we ate everything we planted. there was no such thing as refusing to eat something. we had a spoonful of things we were unsure of and were required to eat it. i think that i why i like most food in my adult years.

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Old 06-27-2011, 08:47 PM   #13
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I do not eat bananas--these were one of the "staples" growing up. I do not make spaghetti--"if it's Monday, it must be spaghetti" unless I'm in MN and cooking for my parents (and only if it is Monday <g>). I do not eat pears--hate the texture and smell, but I will drink pear juice. And, I do not eat sardines or canned peas, beans, or carrots. These were all foods I ate growing up--I ate everything growing up except smoked eel and lutefisk. But now that I'm an adult, I don't have to eat the things I don't like or make dishes of which I have already eaten my lifetime share. I also rarely eat peanut butter unless it is after 11:30 a.m. and it is fresh-ground, peanuts only. But I'm really not a fussy eater--one can skirt around those foods for which one has an aversion or doesn't like. I just don't buy/make foods I don't like.
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Old 06-27-2011, 10:40 PM   #14
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i have a very hard time trying to recall what i didn't like as a kid. i was always an adventurous eater and loved everything my mom and friends' moms cooked.
from liver, to snails, to raw clams and oysters, to all kinds of veggies, i'd eat whatever was offered and enjoyed it all, almost.

but like princess fee, i disliked certain foods back then, and still do now no matter how they're cooked. lima beans are one; same goes for big army peas.

hmmm, ok, i thought of one. i remember seeing sushi for my first time when i was a teenager and thought you'd have to be nuts to eat raw fish. i wouldn't touch it. now i have it almost once a week.
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Old 06-27-2011, 10:58 PM   #15
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I came from a "meat and potatoes" type of family. Like Babe said, we were not allowed to refuse offerings, and the dog did not like anything green, so we ate it. I rarely had any kind of ethnic foods, including spaghetti, until I was in high school. Like PF, my tastes have not changed much. I've always been pretty adventurous in trying new things, while most of my family is not. Unsure why.

I'm fortunate to have had a family with a huge garden and lots of fruit trees. Everything we had was grown locally and without pesticides. If only I had known then what a treat that is! Also, my father was a milk man, so we had yogurt when I was the only one in grade school who took it for lunch.

I love the flavor of ham, but too often ham has a wet/slick texture that I cannot endure.

I love milk with sweet things, but not at all with things that are not sweet. (My parents eventually learned that I would drink milk when it came with an Oreo.)

I never could brave sweetbreads or marrow dumplings. I'd probably like them, but have never been brave enough to try them. I've never had rabbit because the thought of eating them makes me cry. They are too cute - en par with kittens. These thoughts are probably still juvenile, but I think it keeps the inner child alive.

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Old 06-27-2011, 11:05 PM   #16
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lima beans were a vegetable i thought to be mealy and unappetizing until i first had them fresh from someone's garden and they instantly shot up to the top of my favorite veggies list. unfortunately, they only show up for a brief time near the end of summer at farmers markets, and some years not at all. frozen limas are NOT an acceptable substitute. if ever you come across fresh limas in your travels grab them up quick - you'll be pursuing them ever after, or even growing them in your own garden next year.
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Old 06-27-2011, 11:12 PM   #17
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funny you should say that vit, but my son brought home this year's "earth studies" project from school, and it was lima bean vines!!!

my wife, knowing my abhorrence of them, laughed as he handed me the little cup with sprouting beans and couldn't wait until we planted them in the garden together. lol.

i have tried them fresh and they were only slightly less gag inducing, but we'll see. i'll give it another try for nothing else than the love of my little guy.
i'm working on a poker face for when i try "his" beans...
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Old 06-27-2011, 11:54 PM   #18
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Funny so many say lima beans. I HATED then as a kid. Most beans for that matter. Now I couldn't live w/o beans. Legumes make up at least half my proteins.
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Old 06-28-2011, 12:38 AM   #19
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I wouldn't eat olives,tongue,kidneys, bananas, and the whites of an egg unless the egg was scrambled. Still don't eat tongue or kidneys but I eat liver, hearts, brains etc......
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Old 06-28-2011, 01:04 AM   #20
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When I was a kid I refused to eat green beans. I remember sitting at the table for hours with a tiny serving of green beans in front of me. I couldn't stand them. I don't remember when or how it happened but I learned to like them and now can't imagine not serving and eating them.

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