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Old 12-02-2011, 05:29 PM   #1
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Have your tastes changed over time?

Just something I thought about. I used to love creamy soups like New England Clam Chowder. These days, I just don't. I'd much rather have a brothy soup. Not sure why, but over the last couple years I've just lost my appetite for thicker soups.

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Old 12-02-2011, 08:20 PM   #2
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When I was younger I used to make things that included everything but, the kitchen sink. Now I prefer simpler things with fewer ingredients. I was also more impressed by, what for me, are odd or expensive "gourmet" ingredients. Now I am more honest with myself and prefer good old country comfort food like I grew up with. I don't really think my tastes changed as much as I became comfortable with who I am, what I enjoy and where I came from.
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Old 12-02-2011, 08:50 PM   #3
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Of course they have. For example, as a child I used to throw up at the thought of eating butternut squash and now I love it.

For me, it would be more accurate to say my tastes have broadened. I eat or am willing to try a lot more variety than when I was younger.
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Old 12-02-2011, 09:00 PM   #4
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My mom always told me that your tastes change about every seven years, and it seems to hold true for me. I hated eggs as a child, and about every seven years I started liking a different type of eggs, ending with fried (over-easy, with completely runny yolks). I still don't care much for plain hard-boiled eggs, but I love egg salad and deviled eggs.

I still like some foods that I used to get in the mood for, but I don't get in the mood for them as much now.

I sometimes find myself wanting a little more seasoning or "heat" on some of my foods now, and less at other times.
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Old 12-02-2011, 09:03 PM   #5
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When I was younger I used to make things that included everything but, the kitchen sink. Now I prefer simpler things with fewer ingredients. I was also more impressed by, what for me, are odd or expensive "gourmet" ingredients. Now I am more honest with myself and prefer good old country comfort food like I grew up with. I don't really think my tastes changed as much as I became comfortable with who I am, what I enjoy and where I came from.
I like how you phrased that!
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Old 12-02-2011, 09:48 PM   #6
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As a kid, I could (excuse me) projectile vomit if my different foods even touched each other on the plate. I was a master of putting food in my mouth, and spitting it out in my napkin, then throwing it away when I cleared the table. Any meat with fat was automatically rejected, except for bacon.

My dishes now are a mishmash, pot roast, casseroles, etc., and I love 'em all.
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Old 12-02-2011, 10:11 PM   #7
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I never liked beer or gin as a child

I think as we mature so do our tastes. Our minds change, we learn new things and appreciate different thing from when we were younger. I think the same holds true for taste.
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Old 12-03-2011, 01:36 AM   #8
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I never liked beer or gin as a child

I think as we mature so do our tastes. Our minds change, we learn new things and appreciate different thing from when we were younger. I think the same holds true for taste.
That is why it drives me crazy when people won't try something just because they didn't like it as a kid. Some of my friends are like that. They won't offer their kids a food a second time if they say they don't like it the first time either. They just don't know what they are missing out on!
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Old 12-03-2011, 01:40 AM   #9
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That is why it drives me crazy when people won't try something just because they didn't like it as a kid. Some of my friends are like that. They won't offer their kids a food a second time if they say they don't like it the first time either. They just don't know what they are missing out on!
Some of that response is from being forced to eat something you didn't like when you were a child. There are things I won't consider for myself, but am willing to cook for others.
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Some of that response is from being forced to eat something you didn't like when you were a child. There are things I won't consider for myself, but am willing to cook for others.
Yeah, I know a lot of people who had that happen. The main person I am thinking about never had to eat anything he didn't want to eat, and he and his wife are pretty much doing the same with their kids. I guess most of us fall in the middle of those two examples.
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