I didn’t taste asparagus until I was in college. I didn’t have a sweet potato that wasn’t candied, covered in marshmallows, and on Thanksgiving, until I started making them for my own family. Why? Because my mom didn’t particularly care for these foods, so she didn’t make them.
She also can’t stand peanut butter, but PB&J is about the easiest kid lunch this side of the McDonalds drive-through, so I did get to sample that.
As a grownup in charge of feeding other people both large and small, I find that I, too, have foods that I avoid. Peas. I just don’t like them. I’ll mix them in the occasional soup or make some frozen ones for the kids every once in awhile, but as a basic side dish at dinner, nope. Ditto mangoes. And watermelon (I KNOW). In fact, the only way watermelon enters this house is if my husband procures it.
There are also foods I don’t make because I’m a little afraid of them. I’ve seen lots of delicious-looking recipes for roasted beets and Brussels sprouts, but my memory has been traumatized by the boiled and pickled varieties, respectively, so I’ve been too scared (and scarred) to try. Perhaps one day.
So, tell me: are there any foods or dishes you avoid?
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