Frank Bruni / A taste you just hate?
- linguafood Feb 25, 2014 12:04 AM
Touches on what a countless number of threads here have discussed over the years.
well of course my hate is perfectly reasonable :) I hate green bell peppers. I like them red just fine. My kids didn't believe it was anything but "in my head" but I demonstrated that I could tell the difference with my eyes closed. Really, other than that, there's not a single thing that I would say I hate.
Thank you, lingua. You've armed me for the next time I ask for help appreciating something that I didn't enjoy on the first few tastes. There are always a few people that answer with, "why bother? You don't like it, move on."
I genuinely pity people who have never learned to like something. I still hope someday someone will show me how to like peas...otherwise, I've come a long way as I've grown up.
For me, and without the slightest hesitation, GREEN PAPAYA. How anyone could acquire a taste for barf is beyond me.
I know it is supposed to be a delicacy but second would be raw sea urchin. Taste and smell are reminiscent of some other marine creature in a state of decomposition ("Long time, no sea.")