Okay, as much as I hate to admit it, I don’t like all vegetables (and some fruits). The smell of durian still sends me to the bathroom, the gummy texture of mushrooms continues to make me feel like I’m masticating slugs, and the taste of a plain tomato still makes me grimace. I’ve tried incorporating these foods into other recipes, and so far, I like tomatoes when juxtaposed with other flavors, but mushrooms in anything just taste awful to me. I also find cucumbers to be mundane and watery…nothing that would send me craving for them . On a lighter note, I now love some raw foods that I used to hate, such as: peas, sprouts, oats, raisins, pears, lettuce, brown rice, zucchini, and bell peppers. I began to slowly eat more and more of these and I guess most of them were acquired tastes for me, because now I can’t get enough of them!
What can I do to start favoring mushrooms, tomatoes, and cucumbers? Is there something I can add to them to enhance their good qualities? Will eating more and more of them allow me to slowly grow a liking for them?
I’d like to hear about everyone’s favorite and least favorite veggies (or fruits) and how you have or haven’t broken the barrier of acquired tastes.