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Sep 11, 2006 10:56 PM

How have your tastebuds changed?

I still find it amazing how much my tastebuds change over the years. I hated mushrooms all my life (yes, I am aware how horrible that is) and just started adoring them 5 years ago. I don't know what did it but I suddenly could not get enough of them. Same goes for lamb. Has this ever happened to anyone else out there?

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  1. I forced myself to learn to like raw tomatoes, which was about the only thing I really didn't like. I can eat them one of two ways now: on a grilled cheese sandwich or mixed with garlic and olive oil and lots of salt on a bruschetta.
    Over the last few years, I've felt like eating more beef and fewer sweets...not really sure why.

    1. I used to be able to tolerate lowfat and American cheese. Now they taste like chemical plastic (a redundancy, I guess). I used to be more into sweets, too, but these days I'm into savory.

      1. Another vote for less sweets. I used to have the biggest sweet tooth, and now the thought of snacking on sweets really just doesn't appeal to me. I'd much rather have a piece of cheese or something.

        Also, I used to abhor mushrooms and then about a year ago I became obsessed and would look for any excuse to eat them.

        1. I don't know whether it's a question of them changing, but I find myself liking things now that I hated 30 years ago, and vice versa. Maybe it's a never ending learning experience; the more you try, the more you figure out what you like/ dislike?


          1. I used to enjoy regular sodas. Now I can't stand them.