My tastebuds do not like to be assaulted, (I'm guessing no-one's do), so once they have been, that particular food item is usually off the menu.
For many years, if not for life.
Rarely do I give in and give things a second chance.
Sometimes though, thoughts of these foods which were repulsive to me come into my mind and I think that maybe I should give them another try.
Like celery, which I hated as a child and now happily eat filled with peanut butter, or cooked in soups.
Working at the checkout, seeing dozens of people buying dozens of avocados daily, made me think that I might just be missing out on something.
So I bought one, I tasted it, it wasn't so bad....
Then I had many wonderful comments on how to eat it, what to do to make it more palatable.
Since then I've had small cubes tossed in a salad, and today I mashed a little with salt and fresh gound black pepper and spread it on toast.
The first bit was very, very small. More of a nibble. But it was okay. Nice even. So I ate the whole slice.
Maybe in time I'll give eggplant another chance?
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