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Old 01-14-2012, 11:19 PM   #21
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I agree with OP. If you dislike something but try it over and over in small quantities cooked different ways you will start to find part of it you like and then expand on that. You will eventually like it cooked a particular way and that will lead to tolerating it another way and so on.

How else did we start liking like the things we hated as kids.
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Old 01-14-2012, 11:28 PM   #22
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I agree with OP. If you dislike something but try it over and over in small quantities cooked different ways you will start to find part of it you like and then expand on that. You will eventually like it cooked a particular way and that will lead to tolerating it another way and so on.

How else did we start liking like the things we hated as kids.
I think this can happen in some cases but it is by no means an assured result.

Sometimes our tastes change through no conscious effort on our part. As a child, I always disliked butternut squash and sweet potato. Love them both now. There was no effort on my part to make myself like them, it just happened.

On the other hand, I still hate b____ and c__________. (That's beets and cauliflower in case you missed it.)
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I agree it is not foolproof and not for everyone either.
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I have tried the things I did not like as a child, some of them I enjoy now...some of them I still cannot stand. And no amount of changing how it is cooked has helped. There are few now that I do not like...I think I can live without them.
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Lima beans? Yes, but please pass the pepper.
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Old 01-15-2012, 01:19 AM   #26
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I used to drink sugar in my coffee, 35 years ago. I decided to try to get used to coffee without sugar. At first I drank the coffee watered down and with extra cream. Now I really dislike the taste of sugar in coffee. I figure I trained my taste buds.
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Old 01-15-2012, 02:56 AM   #27
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i had to retrain my tastebuds away from liking salt.

i used to love really salty things. i'd put so much salt on french fries that they looked encrusted in salt.

but my genetics kicked in (maybe due to epi-genetic triggers?) and my blood pressure got too high, so salt was a no no.

i stopped adding salt to foods, and eventually got used to it. in fact, i was able to taste the salt in many foods that i previously had no idea were salty. things like bread or salted butter. today, many breads taste very salty to me, and i couldn't even think about adding salt to french fries.

essentially, i retrained my tastebuds to appreciate smaller amounts of salt. so, it is certainly possible.

besides, what about chili-heads? no person is born liking hot peppers. it's a learned thing, and people most certainly train to eat hotter and hotter peppers.
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Finnan Haddie is smoked haddock.

I love fried or even microwaved Haddock, smoked doesn't sound so good.
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Old 01-15-2012, 09:00 AM   #29
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besides, what about chili-heads? no person is born liking hot peppers. it's a learned thing, and people most certainly train to eat hotter and hotter peppers.
Is that taste buds or pain receptors though?
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I think fats are over-vilified. I don't agree that eating fats makes you fat. I blame carbohydrate overeating for making me fat, although it's difficult for me to justify extrapolating my personal experience to apply to other people.
I'm not fanatical about fat and use butter and oils, just being mindful of their calories. And I know that the "normal" published "maintenance" calorie numbers is bunk. If they were applicable to everyone, I'd be near starving. Weight control wise, for me, proteins with low calorie carbs and very limited starches does best.

What makes us fat isn't the fats we eat - it's the fats we make.
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