I pride myself on being an adventurous eater. During my travels (in my omnivorous days), I ate some pretty wacky foods: still squirming raw squid, sea squirts, pigs' feet, squid ink bread, horse sausage (I didn't know what it was until it was too late), quail eggs, foie gras, pheasant, goat, sweetbreads… you name it, I've tried it. I try to give every food a fair shot, and I'll eat anything once.
There are very few foods I don't like. There are foods I can't eat (peanuts and cashews) because of allergies, and there are foods I won't eat (overly processed foods and sugar substitutes) because of personal taste.
Even if I've decided that I don't like a food, I'll still eat it if it's served to me (especially if I'm traveling in a country where it's impolite to refuse food). I think I've found one exception to that rule.
I'm a member of a food co-op. Each Sunday night we gather for "family dinner," which I what we've nicknamed our weekly potlucks. Each week, someone brings a flat of pea sprouts to the potluck. Most everyone snips a few handfuls and chomps on them raw. I can't get past the bitter taste. I choke them down because I know they're good for me, but I really don't like them.
They soil perfectly delicious vegetarian sandwiches, clump together in unattractive brown bunches on salads and impart a bitter flavor to all they touch.
I really wish I could find a way to like them. (Any tips?)
I know there are plenty of other fish in the sea… I mean, plenty of other vegetables in the farmers market.
So tell me: What healthy food would you like to learn to like?
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