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post #31 of 38

(would have rather used the derogatory term but that just wouldn't fly on CT)....

 

But look at it this way, Shroomgirl. Cajun does start with C-A.

 

I don't think the mudbug farms will be effected by the oil spill---they're further back in the bayous. But I don't know what's gonna happen when all the silt from the recent killer storms reaches that area. If there's flooding from that it could cause problems.

 

A half pound of crawfish? Hmmmmmm? By the time you actually got to the edible parts that would barely make an amuse busche. 

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post #32 of 38

I see the answers of if I like it and you don't then there is something wrong with you. I also see a lot of It wasn't properly cooked is why you don't like it. That makes me think. Just what is the definition of "properly cooked"? Does it mean you didn't cook it like I did so it wasn't cooked right? I do have to say that improper preparation exposure of my palate when I was a child is why I dislike many items as they didn't suit MY PALATE. BTW, I hate Dill to. It goes back to my Mom's heavy hand when she made Dill bread when I was a kid. I hated green olives due to crappy store brands. I hated asparagus for years and wouldn't touch it due to the slimy crap in a can. I now love fresh asparagus, I can enjoy a good green olive due to their use in a well made Muffalata when I moved to Louisiana. I still can't eat one by itself and Dill is still a bit of a turn off no matter where/how it is used.

post #33 of 38

I don't have this problem.

If someone says they don't like something I like, my typical response is "hmmm".

Everyone is different, I have no problem with someone disliking something I like.

 

 

 

 

Unless they say they don't like bacon, that's just wierd.

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post #34 of 38

being Asian is a bit tough as regards to getting "upset when others don't like the same foods", for my culture just have foods that most foreigners do not like. it does not make me upset though, just that they miss how some delicacies of ours taste like.  it is just that we have different taste and idea about any food.

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post #35 of 38

We are all individuals and from different backgrounds and ethnic cultures. Therefore we all have various taste and preferences as to our individual likes and dislikes.  People say to me ''Oh I don't like that''  I in turn ask them have you ever tasted it?  They say no. I then say how do you know you don't  like it?  Perception of what it taste like must have some say in their feeling.  Maybe something in their past?. I am not a shrink so I don't know. I  can just guess.

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post #36 of 38
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True story:  One of my favorite foods is snails.  It's a very common food in the part of greece I come from.  Whenenever I go back I eat snails almsot every day, can't get enough since I can't have them here.  When I got married and took my husband to greece I introduced snails to him thinking he wouldn't like them which would be fine for me, more for me!  But would you believe he loved them and now I gotta share.

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post #37 of 38

There's a basic message in your story, KK. We are all brought up with fixed ideas about what does or does not constitute "food." Sometimes they're widespread (i.e., most westerners do not think of insects as food), sometimes culture-specific, and sometimes they're just part of the group-think, whatever your group happens to be.

 

Then folks like Andrew Zimmerman capitalize on that, which, in turn, exaggerates the feeling. Most people, watching shows like his, do not react, "Hey, I've got to try that." Instead, they react with, "OMG. Look at what those poor blighters are eating. Ugh!"

 

Thus, if we are raised up to not think of snails as food we're predisposed to not want to eat them.

 

Perhaps the most widespread of these biases, in America, is carp. Although numerous European and Asian cultures think of carp as a great delicacy, Americans do not think of them as foodfish. The very idea of eating one is repugnant to many of us.

 

It can really get strange. I'm sure, for instance, that the mythical man from Mars would find it strange that the same person who gags at the thought of eating crickets has no problems with lobster.

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post #38 of 38

I can't say that i gat upset about it, but we do all have our preconceived notions about food. i have tried sushi more times than i can remember wanting to like it and i just can't do it. of course everyone raves about how good it is and i'm a fool for not liking it. with food being such a personal thing i don't understand either. let people eat what they want and don't criticize them.

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