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  1. #21
    dsi1 Guest

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    On 10/10/2012 1:41 PM, John John wrote:
    > On Wed, 10 Oct 2012 17:02:51 -0400, "Somebody" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> A few months ago, went with my dad and family to a Mexican restaurant. He
    >> said it was the first burrito he had ever had... He's 88... I can't
    >> imagine a life without burritos.

    >
    > I have no idea what a burrito is, although I have heard of the Burrito
    > Brothers.
    >


    I've heard of a burrito but not a Burrito Brothers unless you're
    referring to the kind that flies.

  2. #22
    John John Guest

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    On Wed, 10 Oct 2012 14:34:20 -1000, dsi1
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On 10/10/2012 1:41 PM, John John wrote:
    >> On Wed, 10 Oct 2012 17:02:51 -0400, "Somebody" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>> A few months ago, went with my dad and family to a Mexican restaurant. He
    >>> said it was the first burrito he had ever had... He's 88... I can't
    >>> imagine a life without burritos.

    >>
    >> I have no idea what a burrito is, although I have heard of the Burrito
    >> Brothers.
    >>

    >
    >I've heard of a burrito but not a Burrito Brothers unless you're
    >referring to the kind that flies.


    Yes, them.

  3. #23
    Cheryl Guest

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    On 10/10/2012 5:28 PM, James Silverton wrote:

    > At about six-years old, I remember hating any wine or beer,


    You knew what wine and beer tasted like at 6 years old? ISTR you grew
    up in the UK. Is that normal?

    any cheese,
    > brussels sprouts, cabbage, turnip. All but turnip I began steadily to
    > like more and more as a teenager. The liking for brassicae came when I
    > had them cooked properly not boiled to death.




  4. #24
    Sqwertz Guest

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    On Wed, 10 Oct 2012 14:23:02 -0700 (PDT), [email protected] wrote:

    > I'm over 40 and I don't eat salads. I tried a bite of one once when I
    > was a kid and I never went back. With salads, each component just
    > makes it worse and worse.


    You're as much of a food phobic as Julie Bove.

    What kind of salad was it? What kind of dressing and vegetables? To
    write off all salads based on one bite you took 30-35 years ago is
    just psychotic, IMO.

    A Cobb Salad, for example, is food made for the Gods:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/sqwertz...ream/lightbox/

    -sw

  5. #25
    Polly Esther Guest

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    My mom was a wonderful cook Except for rice. You could spoon into a bowl of
    rice that she prepared and scoop up the entire blob with one swoop. When I
    was a child, I hated rice. When I learned to cook it properly, I love it -
    with butter, with gravy, in a casserole or pudding.
    I also hated liver. Still do. It's just as well; it's not something on
    a heart-healthy diet anyway.
    Never knew why anyone would eat rutabaga on purpose. Polly


  6. #26
    projectile vomit chick Guest

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    On Oct 10, 6:41*pm, John John <J...@invalid.net> wrote:
    > On Wed, 10 Oct 2012 17:02:51 -0400, "Somebody" <e...@mail.au> wrote:
    > >A few months ago, went with my dad and family to a Mexican restaurant. *He
    > >said it was the first burrito he had ever had... *He's 88... *I can't
    > >imagine a life without burritos.

    >
    > I have no idea what a burrito is, although I have heard of the Burrito
    > Brothers.


    OMG I have a Flying Burrito Brothers cassette! I love it!

  7. #27
    [email protected] Guest

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    On Oct 10, 10:47*pm, Sqwertz <swe...@cluemail.compost> wrote:
    > On Wed, 10 Oct 2012 14:23:02 -0700 (PDT), djs0...@aol.com wrote:
    > > I'm over 40 and I don't eat salads. *I tried a bite of one once when I
    > > was a kid and I never went back. *With salads, each component just
    > > makes it worse and worse.

    >
    > You're as much of a food phobic as Julie Bove.
    >
    > What kind of salad was it? *What kind of dressing and vegetables? *To
    > write off all salads based on one bite you took 30-35 years ago is
    > just psychotic, IMO.
    >
    > A Cobb Salad, for example, is food made for the Gods:http://www.flickr.com/photos/sqwertz...ream/lightbox/
    >
    > -sw


    It was a regular green salad. To this day I cannot eat any type of
    salad dressing without shuddering. It's like having to take the
    worst tasting cough syrup imaginable. So that leaves out things like
    tuna salad and chicken salad too. The raw onions commonly found in
    salads are bad too. I like onion when used as a seasoning in cooked
    dishes but never by itself and definitely not raw.

  8. #28
    Sqwertz Guest

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    On Wed, 10 Oct 2012 22:47:37 -0700 (PDT), [email protected] wrote:

    > On Oct 10, 10:47*pm, Sqwertz <swe...@cluemail.compost> wrote:
    >> On Wed, 10 Oct 2012 14:23:02 -0700 (PDT), djs0...@aol.com wrote:
    >>> I'm over 40 and I don't eat salads. *I tried a bite of one once when I
    >>> was a kid and I never went back. *With salads, each component just
    >>> makes it worse and worse.

    >>
    >> You're as much of a food phobic as Julie Bove.
    >>
    >> What kind of salad was it? *What kind of dressing and vegetables? *To
    >> write off all salads based on one bite you took 30-35 years ago is
    >> just psychotic, IMO.
    >>
    >> A Cobb Salad, for example, is food made for the Gods:
    >> http://www.flickr.com/photos/sqwertz...ream/lightbox/

    >
    > It was a regular green salad. To this day I cannot eat any type of
    > salad dressing without shuddering. It's like having to take the
    > worst tasting cough syrup imaginable.


    You must have had a very easy childhood if salad dressing trauma is
    all you sustained when you were a kid.

    > So that leaves out things like
    > tuna salad and chicken salad too.


    So you won't even use mayo?

    All from just one bit of salad when you were a kid. You should have
    learned to overcome your petty fears long ago, IMO.

    -sw

  9. #29
    Julie Bove Guest

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    [email protected] wrote:
    > On Oct 10, 10:47 pm, Sqwertz <swe...@cluemail.compost> wrote:
    >> On Wed, 10 Oct 2012 14:23:02 -0700 (PDT), djs0...@aol.com wrote:
    >>> I'm over 40 and I don't eat salads. I tried a bite of one once when
    >>> I was a kid and I never went back. With salads, each component just
    >>> makes it worse and worse.

    >>
    >> You're as much of a food phobic as Julie Bove.
    >>
    >> What kind of salad was it? What kind of dressing and vegetables? To
    >> write off all salads based on one bite you took 30-35 years ago is
    >> just psychotic, IMO.
    >>
    >> A Cobb Salad, for example, is food made for the
    >> Gods:http://www.flickr.com/photos/sqwertz...ream/lightbox/
    >>
    >> -sw

    >
    > It was a regular green salad. To this day I cannot eat any type of
    > salad dressing without shuddering. It's like having to take the
    > worst tasting cough syrup imaginable. So that leaves out things like
    > tuna salad and chicken salad too. The raw onions commonly found in
    > salads are bad too. I like onion when used as a seasoning in cooked
    > dishes but never by itself and definitely not raw.


    I'm with you on the salad dressing. The only kind I can eat is Italian and
    only a small amount in a pasta salad. Never on a green salad although I do
    like salsa on there.

    I can no longer have tuna or chicken or even mayo but I did love them. I
    used to think that I hated Mayo because my mom served us Miracle Whip and
    called it mayo. Only after getting a sandwich with mayo on it after asking
    for it to be left off and not having time for them to redo it did I realize
    that I actually did like it. I would ever use it on a sandwich at home but
    it was fine in something like a tuna salad. And I did dislike it on
    burgers.



  10. #30
    Dave Smith Guest

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    On 10/10/2012 2:55 PM, [email protected] wrote:
    y
    >
    > Nope, if I didn't like it then I don't like it now. I've never
    > understood the point of saying something is an acquired taste. If I
    > don't like something the instant I put it in my mouth I'm certainly
    > not going to keep eating it.
    >



    Perhaps not at the time, but you might like it another time, or with
    another preparation. I used to hate squash. Now I like it.... a lot. I
    hated Brussels Sprouts when I was a kid. My mother used to cook them
    until they were soggy. I learned to cook them only until there is still
    a bit of a crunch to them and they are quite tasty. My mother always
    boiled parsnip and it was nasty. A few years ago I discovered that when
    they are roasted they are delicious.


  11. #31
    Ema Nymton Guest

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    On 10/11/2012 9:25 AM, Dave Smith wrote:

    > Perhaps not at the time, but you might like it another time, or with
    > another preparation. I used to hate squash. Now I like it.... a lot. I
    > hated Brussels Sprouts when I was a kid. My mother used to cook them
    > until they were soggy. I learned to cook them only until there is still
    > a bit of a crunch to them and they are quite tasty. My mother always
    > boiled parsnip and it was nasty. A few years ago I discovered that when
    > they are roasted they are delicious.


    Yum, I like a medley of roasted beets, parsnips, turnips and carrots.
    My mother used to cube and boil rutabagas, then she would mash them,
    they tasted so good, but I do not see rutabagas in the markets very often.

    The only vegetable I did not like, was green beans. My first grade
    teacher noticed that I was not eating them, and she asked me what spices
    I liked. I told her that I liked black pepper, so she encouraged me to
    add pepper to my green beans. I did, and I liked them. I am not fond of
    asparagus or green lima beans, but I eat them.

    Becca

  12. #32
    Andy Guest

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    [email protected] (Judy Haffner) wrote:

    > Have your tastes changed over the years too? I like to
    > think mine have gotten more refined!




    I've told this maybe a dozen times.
    i
    When I was two-years-old I had eye surgery to correct lazy
    eyes. I had bandages over my eyes and Mom said that's when you
    stopped eating everything.

    I hated:
    Eggs
    Cheese
    Mustard
    Ketchup
    Spaghetti sauce
    Onions
    Ham

    It took a dinner invite to the upstairs neighbors that I
    accepted. Dinner was enough spaghetti and meatballs in
    spaghetti sauce. Ugh! Not wanting to be a picky diner, I
    forced myself to try it. An astonishing feeling came over me.
    I remember liking the flavors. I ate all I could!

    Invited to breakfast they served homemade pumpernickel bagels
    and cream cheese. Ugh! Again I forced myself and again that "I
    liked this!" feeling.

    That was in my early 20s. Finally, with renewed confidence the
    food walls came tumbling down.

    Except for Brussels sprouts and lima beans I've been making up
    for once hated, now loved foods for 30 years.

    I visited the family after loosing my pickyness. Mom was
    overjoyed I ate everything she served. She probably cried
    tears of joy!

    I was only sad that I'd missed her cooking for so long!

    Andy


  13. #33
    Brooklyn1 Guest

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    On Wed, 10 Oct 2012 22:06:02 -0500, "Polly Esther"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >My mom was a wonderful cook Except for rice. You could spoon into a bowl of
    >rice that she prepared and scoop up the entire blob with one swoop. When I
    >was a child, I hated rice. When I learned to cook it properly, I love it -
    >with butter, with gravy, in a casserole or pudding.
    > I also hated liver. Still do. It's just as well; it's not something on
    >a heart-healthy diet anyway.
    > Never knew why anyone would eat rutabaga on purpose. Polly


    I love raw rutabagga, nicely crunchy, great for dips, don't like it
    cooked.

  14. #34
    Brooklyn1 Guest

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    [email protected] wrote:
    >
    > Nope, if I didn't like it then I don't like it now. I've never
    > understood the point of saying something is an acquired taste. If I
    > don't like something the instant I put it in my mouth I'm certainly
    > not going to keep eating it.


    Hey, knock it off... you're ruining getting blow jobs for us normal
    guys. hehe

  15. #35
    sf Guest

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    On Thu, 11 Oct 2012 10:25:46 -0400, Dave Smith
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > My mother always
    > boiled parsnip and it was nasty. A few years ago I discovered that when
    > they are roasted they are delicious.


    They're a good addition to a (thick) winter bean soup too.

    --
    I take life with a grain of salt, a slice of lemon and a shot of tequila

  16. #36
    Dave Smith Guest

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    On 11/10/2012 6:07 PM, sf wrote:
    > On Thu, 11 Oct 2012 10:25:46 -0400, Dave Smith
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> My mother always
    >> boiled parsnip and it was nasty. A few years ago I discovered that when
    >> they are roasted they are delicious.

    >
    > They're a good addition to a (thick) winter bean soup too.
    >


    But but but... that involves boiling. I dared to try them boiled after
    learning that they were good roasted. I gave them another chance. They
    are still nasty. Maybe if they are cut into tiny pieces they are too
    small to taste.


  17. #37
    Janet Bostwick Guest

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    On Thu, 11 Oct 2012 18:28:16 -0400, Dave Smith
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On 11/10/2012 6:07 PM, sf wrote:
    >> On Thu, 11 Oct 2012 10:25:46 -0400, Dave Smith
    >> <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>> My mother always
    >>> boiled parsnip and it was nasty. A few years ago I discovered that when
    >>> they are roasted they are delicious.

    >>
    >> They're a good addition to a (thick) winter bean soup too.
    >>

    >
    >But but but... that involves boiling. I dared to try them boiled after
    >learning that they were good roasted. I gave them another chance. They
    >are still nasty. Maybe if they are cut into tiny pieces they are too
    >small to taste.


    If there is one vegetable only that benefits from roasting it is the
    parsnip. So sweet and buttery and carmel tasting. I'd do them more
    often but we don't see them much around here and they are very, very
    expensive. If I had a garden situation where I could grow them, I
    would. They really benefit from staying in the ground after frost.
    Janet US

  18. #38
    Ed Pawlowski Guest

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    On Thu, 11 Oct 2012 10:25:46 -0400, Dave Smith
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >O


    >
    >Perhaps not at the time, but you might like it another time, or with
    >another preparation. I used to hate squash. Now I like it.... a lot.


    Never liked squash and still do not when it is boiled and mashed.
    Roasted in the oven though, is as good as eating candy. Amazing the
    difference.

  19. #39
    sf Guest

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    On Thu, 11 Oct 2012 18:28:16 -0400, Dave Smith
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On 11/10/2012 6:07 PM, sf wrote:
    > > On Thu, 11 Oct 2012 10:25:46 -0400, Dave Smith
    > > <[email protected]> wrote:
    > >
    > >> My mother always
    > >> boiled parsnip and it was nasty. A few years ago I discovered that when
    > >> they are roasted they are delicious.

    > >
    > > They're a good addition to a (thick) winter bean soup too.
    > >

    >
    > But but but... that involves boiling. I dared to try them boiled after
    > learning that they were good roasted. I gave them another chance. They
    > are still nasty. Maybe if they are cut into tiny pieces they are too
    > small to taste.


    I think you missed where I said that I like my bean soup *thick*,
    which means most of the ingredients have disintegrated to some degree.
    I grate ingredients like carrot, turnips and parsnips before I add
    them to hasten their disintegration and subsequent thickening power.

    --
    I take life with a grain of salt, a slice of lemon and a shot of tequila

  20. #40
    jmcquown Guest

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    "Judy Haffner" wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..


    I don't know about you, but for sure my taste buds have changed from
    when I was a kid until now in the "golden years" of my life. Whenever my
    mother would fix carrot salad,
    (snippage)

    As a kid I loved hotdogs, Bologna, liverwurst and salami and think they
    taste so 'blah' and "mealy" anymore.

    Have your tastes changed over the years too? I like to think mine have
    gotten more refined!

    Judy

    ***************
    Of course your taste buds have changed. That doesn't mean you automatically
    love something you hated as a kid. I still hate carrots and wouldn't touch
    carrot salad with a ten foot pole. I never did like Bologna, liverwurst or
    salami and I still don't. I'll eat an occasional grilled hot dog but only
    at a cookout, and then not very often.

    IMHO it *does* mean you've tried something you didn't like when you were a
    kid and later discovered you like it. No big deal. Preparation often does
    make a difference.

    Jill


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