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Old 02-04-2007, 08:42 AM   #1
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Foods you grew into

OK, on this same concept, what foods do you love now, but hated as a child. "Acquired tastes."

I absolutely hated cottage cheese and blue cheese an now love both of them. I didn't like most cruciferous vegetables, and now love them.

I can never really admire people who decided they hated something when they were 5 or 6 and refuse to have an open mind about it now that they are 50 or 60. What did you really dislike as a child but now love?

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Old 02-04-2007, 08:48 AM   #2
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Liver and onions- brussels sprouts
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Old 02-04-2007, 09:10 AM   #3
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Onions were dispised in my youth, and now embraced. Still not a tomato fan when they are in their natural state, but I have no problem with most tomato products. Go figure.
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Old 02-04-2007, 09:18 AM   #4
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Bleu Cheese (aka: BLEW CHeese )
and cherry tomatoes.
I used to HATE them, now I love em both.

I had my 1st try of sushi in Oahu circa 1977 and I dont remember this but my dad told me I hate a huge amount where no one else would try it.
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Old 02-04-2007, 09:19 AM   #5
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I hated stew but now think of it as comfort food. Same for oatmeal.
I would not touch seafood of any kind as a child but now it is my favorite!
I still, to this day, won't eat a lima bean though! ;)
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Old 02-04-2007, 10:23 AM   #6
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Asparagus. My mom used to cook it to death and I thought that was the only way you could eat it. I hated it with a passion. At a holiday I was served some that was cooked, but still crisp. I was taught to always eat what you were given when you are a guest so I ate it. I am so glad I did. It is now one of my favorite veggies.

I never liked onions as a kid, but as I aged my tastes changed and now could not think of cooking without them.
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Old 02-04-2007, 10:28 AM   #7
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Beets, stinky cheese's, hummus, curry, lentils.... loads more but I cant think of them!!!
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Old 02-04-2007, 10:31 AM   #8
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Liver, Cottage Cheese, Schmear Case,
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Old 02-04-2007, 11:08 AM   #9
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It took me years to et into all the sushi thing which all my kids love. My oldest introduced the whole family to.But now I love it.
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Old 02-04-2007, 12:09 PM   #10
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Peas, spinach (greens of any sort), asparagus, carrots, sauer kraut (although I have always loved cabbage that was not kraut). Some I found I liked after I had my own family and the others were thanks to my oldest daughter encouraging me in the last decade.
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Old 02-04-2007, 12:23 PM   #11
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Old 02-04-2007, 01:31 PM   #12
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As a child the thought of meatloaf made me ill. Now, its one of my favorite comfort foods.

As an adult, I disliked curries for several years, after the fifth or sixth try however, I developed a taste for them, and now I'm addicted. I'll make a curry dish or get Indian take out about once a week.
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Old 02-04-2007, 02:58 PM   #13
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Onions was one.... I still don't like their texture and usually when I cook with them, I leave them really big so I can pick them out or chop up finely so I don't see them.

Oysters... mom always made oyster stew, which I loved the stew and omitted the oysters. Then one day, I was trying to get all the oysters I could.

I am of the thinking now, I will try everything at least once before deciding if I like it or not. Even if it was something I did not like as a kid.
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Old 02-04-2007, 02:59 PM   #14
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mushrooms
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raw bell peppers
butter (can you believe it?!)
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Old 02-04-2007, 06:14 PM   #15
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Prawns (scampi). I was just totally irked by the look of them, so I refused to eat them until I was about 10. Then, at my cousin's house my aunt served me this heavily breaded fried prawns, not being able to see what's inside + seeing my cousins joyously devouring them, I ate them also and oh, yum, one of the best things I ever had eaten!! Then afterwards I learned they were actually prawns... but I guess I already had that "prawn girl" in me, I happily accepted the fact and decided prawns were my new fave food. If they were, say, escargots, I would have blown chunks right away!!
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Old 02-04-2007, 06:20 PM   #16
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I wouldn't say love, but I kinda like tuna salad now. I hated it as a kid.
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Old 02-04-2007, 06:24 PM   #17
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Beets and most veggies but especially beets---my mother was not a cook--her idea of veggies was to open a can----ughhhhhh---then I accidentally ate borscht overseas- about 6 months ago---OMG it was to die for it was so delicious----Unfortunately I still HATE liver but love most fresh or frozen veggies---not canned.
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Old 02-04-2007, 06:37 PM   #18
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im not gonna say im an adult but that happened to me with pickles,onions, tomatoes, and salads
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Old 02-04-2007, 06:41 PM   #19
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Hated meatloaf, sauerkraut and liver and onions. Now I make meatloaf and sauerkraut all the time. But still can't eat the liver and onions.
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Old 02-04-2007, 06:50 PM   #20
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I just recently discovered that I like cottage cheese, thanks to my youngest grandson, and I can now eat okra, if it's in a soup.
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