I’m a picky eater. But compared to what I was as a kid, I’ll eat anything now. When my mom tried to get me to try an avocado (I grew up on a two-acre avocado orchard) when I was four, I hated it. She told me some story about how she hated mushrooms when she was a kid, but it was an acquired taste and now she loves them. For the record, I will never love mushrooms.
But I do love avocados. And while I don’t like onions, especially if they are raw and in something like a potato salad, I can appreciate the need for onions in certain recipes. And while I used to order my Nachos Bell Grande from Taco Bell or my Tostada Pizza from California Pizza Kitchen with no green onions, I’ve actually come to really like green onions.
And I’ve always hated nuts. Peanuts and cashews aside, I hate nuts. Yet I’m sort of acquiring a taste for pecans. Almonds and Walnuts are another story... they still disgust me, but I’ve been using chopped pecans for this yummy dessert recipe I have, and my husband, a great lover of Pecan Pie, convinced me to try some at Thanksgiving, and I kind of sort of liked it. Plus lately, I find myself buying chocolate pecan turtles at the store when I’m checking out. When did I start liking nuts?
There are still things I refuse to eat. I’ll name a few: mushrooms, anchovies, coconut, dark chocolate, prunes, cranberry juice, turkey, pickled ham, etc.
Yet who am I to declare foods I'll never eat. I never thought I'd find myself eating onions or pecans either.