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What are some foods you remember hating as a child, but now have come to like or even love and can't get enough of?


My top two: Mustard! I always hated plain yellow mustard. I liked the 'fancier' mustards like spicy brown, dijon etc. But I never liked plain 'ol yellow mustard.

2...the biggest and best! I hated this stuff with a passion as a child and now I can eat it until I make myself sick.....Bleu Cheese!!!! I will buy wedges of semi-soft bleu and just eat the wedge for a dinner!
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post #2 of 18
:mad: as kid

- cilantro, eggplant, any-greens, hot/spicy..... list is enormous (like my belly)

as adult :lips:
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I couldn't stand curry as a child. Now it's a favorite. I just bought Suvir Saran's cookbook and will be taking an Indian cooking class this fall.

I also hated Parmesan and feta cheeses, now I adore them. However, blue cheeses of any kind and overly-"goaty" cheeses, as well as really old cheeses, are still off my list. (A French friend told me I eat cheese like a child; she was absolutely correct.)
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post #4 of 18
There's an old saying that taste buds change every seven years. Technically, they change every seven to ten days but there is definitely a major shift for individuals every few years in some of the foods they tended to avoid in the past.
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hope this doesn't bug the thread!

mind if I ask where are you taking the class?

also one really popular Indian chef is Sanjeev Kapoor. Website is not the best in the world but he is the one who bought the most popularity to the Indian cooking scene a decade ago. His website:
http://www.sanjeevkapoor.com/

Him and Yan were the first influences towards my cooking interest... (guys can do it!!) :bounce:
post #6 of 18
Mushrooms, hated with a passion as a kid. Next the whole onion family and all peppers.

I'm starting to like shellfish, I hated shrimp as a kid but only started liking recently, love scallops now, getting into lobster, and freshly chuked oysters!
post #7 of 18
Liv4fud, I live outside Milwaukee in Waukesha County. I'm taking the class at the local Technical College (like a junior college in Illinois). The teacher is Indian, but that's all I know.
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post #8 of 18

Not much...

Cilantro and Sage were the only things I hated as a kid. Think with Sage its an alergy so I still don't eat it. (or things its in such as breakfast sausages, some hot dogs, commercial turkey stuffing etc.)

However with cilantro I forced myself to learn to eat it. I couldn't stand the idea of not liking something so just kept eating it until I could stand it. The best to start with was strong Indian curries as the spices helped make the cilantro taste palatable almost immediately. Took a while till I could eat it raw but now I almost like it. not quite, but almost :-)

My philosophy in general is try anything twice. Only exception so far is durian. Just cannot stand the smell or taste. ick.

Great topic idea :-)

J
post #9 of 18
As a really little kid I used to hate strawberries!!! Can't believe I ever didn't love them. Also used to hate English muffins, now I could eat a whole carton for breakfast, if I'd let myself. Tomatoes were another one also. Loved ketchup, tomato sauce, etc., but to eat chunks of tomato, yuck!!!!
post #10 of 18
liver....especially them fatty duck ones ;).
post #11 of 18
beets and lima beans....I think my mom got inferior ones like hard frozen ones or mushy canned beets.... Love um fresh now!
Especially the cylindrical beets.
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post #12 of 18
:D ;)

I actually now don't mind hot fermented tofu in a jar. Talk about weird, it used to be a starving student staple.

Bitter melon soup still grosses me out. Anyone who has traditional Chinese parents know what I mean.
post #13 of 18
I used to hate most vegetables, mushrooms, steak, etc... Once I got to around 12 years old and cooked for myself every day (parents weren't around) I realized that these foods are actually very good if cooked properly. Nowadays I will eat anything (properly prepared of course), I can't honestly think of a single thing I don't like eating.
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Allow me to be the first to invite you to a lutefisk dinner. ;)
post #15 of 18
Jzone, I didn't meet cilentro until I was well into adulthood, but I also didn't like it when I first tasted it; it tasted soapy to me. Just a few years later, I can't get enough! When I order a salad that's garnished with it, I ask for extra on the side.
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post #16 of 18
I'm the same way with yellow mustard, but I will use it at times. Just not straight up.

Brussell Sprouts were one I wasn't fond of at first, but I'm getting in to them again.
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post #17 of 18
i could not look at sour cream, cream cheese or applesauce, much less eat them. now my arteries are lined with cream cheese and i cannot do without sour cream. pork roast without applesauce? unthinkable.
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