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Old 12-03-2011, 02:29 AM   #11
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As a kid, I could (excuse me) projectile vomit .
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Old 12-03-2011, 09:36 AM   #12
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I can't say I was ever really picky as a child, but I always hated "orange vegetables" like winter squash, sweet potatoes, and carrots. As an adult I realized it wasn't the vegetables themselves I hated, but the fact that my mother always served them drowning in marshmallows or brown sugar. I've since learned to love orange vegetables, but only as savory dishes.

Same with fish and pork. Mom, bless her heart, cooked both to the point of inedibility. I love fish now and, if properly cooked (or in raw applications like sushi), I prefer it over almost any other meat.

I loved my mother dearly, but even she would admit she wasn't the best cook.
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Old 12-03-2011, 09:43 AM   #13
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I can't say I was ever really picky as a child, but I always hated "orange vegetables" like winter squash, sweet potatoes, and carrots. As an adult I realized it wasn't the vegetables themselves I hated, but the fact that my mother always served them drowning in marshmallows or brown sugar. I've since learned to love orange vegetables, but only as savory dishes.

Same with fish and pork. Mom, bless her heart, cooked both to the point of inedibility. I love fish now and, if properly cooked (or in raw applications like sushi), I prefer it over almost any other meat.

I loved my mother dearly, but even she would admit she wasn't the best cook.
I never understood making veggies sickly sweet. There are so many things I eat now that I wouldn't touch as a kid, mostly because they were served covered in sugar of some sort.

Carrots cooking in lemon juice and ginger is divine!
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Old 12-03-2011, 09:49 AM   #14
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Carrots cooking in lemon juice and ginger is divine!
There is something about the flavor of ginger and carrots together that is the perfect combo!
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Old 12-03-2011, 09:50 AM   #15
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One thing that seems to have changed my taste was the Atkins Diet.

After I was on it, I couldn't stand coffee, and it used to be a joke that when I opened my eyes, I wanted my coffee. Also, milk. I used to drink at least a coupla glasses of milk a day and now I can't stand it. And eggs. I used to say I could live on eggs, and for a while I couldn't stand them. I eat them occasionally now.

For the most part, though, I never met a vegetable I didn't like, and I seem to crave them. Not so keen on meat anymore.
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Old 12-03-2011, 10:22 AM   #16
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I seem to be more addicted to spivey foods as I grow old
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Old 12-05-2011, 11:36 AM   #17
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As a child, I was known for my liking of all types of foods. I would try anything as long as I saw someone else eat it first.

I learned to love a wide variety of foods from other cultures this way. Over the years, I've had a few that I didn't care for as a youngster, turn out to be something I liked well later.

1. Beef Liver. I discovered that it could be cooked just long enough to be rare. Calf's liver and sauteed onions...Yum City! Gagged me when I was young.

2. Horseradish. When I was a kid, I lived with my Aunt for a couple years and holding a teaspoon of horseradish in the mouth for 5 minutes was the punishment for cussing or lying. By having it often, I learned to like it.

3. Buttermilk. The stuff gagged me bad when I was younger. Now it's all I can do to keep some in the fridge. My cat loves it too!
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Old 12-05-2011, 11:51 AM   #18
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Sure my tastes changed a lot over years

1. As Andy M., my tastes are broadened widely. Facing many more choices from various cuisine, I learnt to enjoy a variety of foods cooked in incredibly many ways.

2. Part of my personality is to look for and try new stuff. It's my natural eager to experiment new cooking and tasting new foods. As a child, my mom was the only source of cooking at home and she's not the type that likes changes. But since I grown up and became the cook for myself, I marched into new food adventures.

3. Lastly, I do think kids' taste buds work differently than adults. For reasons that I can't explain, I think there are some biological reasons why most kids are picky eaters and many of them grow out of it when they grow older.
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Old 12-09-2011, 10:47 PM   #19
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Just to add to my original comment. I really dislike stuffing and cranberry sauce. But I make it a point to taste them every year at thanksgiving. I am waiting for the day that I enjoy these two things. Since everyone else I know loves them.

However, goat cheese is one of those things that I dont think I will ever like and I am ok with that. I have tried it at least 5 times and have not liked it yet. I think it tastes like the goat smells. But goat cheese is more of a periphery item for me while cranberry sauce and stuffing is like an American tradition.
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Old 12-10-2011, 12:44 AM   #20
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My tastes have not changed much since I was a child. I will eat asparagus now, though only fresh. As a kid it was the canned stuff (as that is what my Dad liked).

I have tried many new things as an adult, but my tastes for things hasn't really changed. It doesn't matter how you do Brussel sprouts, they are still little bundles of ick that I can not eat.
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