Is there a particular food that you either love or hate due to a childhood experience?
Often our relationship with certain foods developed from events that occurred in our childhood. For example did you learn to love cold lemonade whilst sitting in a porch swing at your grandmother's house.
Or perhaps you were made to sit at the dinner table until you ate every last brussel sprout on your plate and hence despise them now.
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I bit into a shiny, red pepper once as a kid. My parents told me it was hot, but I did not understand the concept of hot as in peppers. I took a big old bite. Now I am shy of eating hot peppers.
I've never eaten pilchards since being violently ill ater eating some as a child. I didn't even like the taste on the way down....
I must say I wasn't a big fan until I went to my mother-in-laws house and she made sandwiches with them. Thick bread, even thicker layer of butter and pilchards. All washed down with a mug of tea. Thanks for bringing back, a good memory for me!
Not one food. But I hate other foods touching each other, sharing juices. It irritates me because I like to enjoy one thing at a time. My husband hates broccoli because his father told him he was eating baby trees. The only way I can get him to eat broccoli is by coating them in cheese or grilling them.
When summertime rolls around, I'm always on the lookout for juicy, sweet peaches. When I was a child, my parents took us to an orchard where we picked bushels of peaches. All summer we enjoyed peaches and ice cream, peach pancake topping, peaches and oatmeal, etc. I never forgot those peaches and it seems nothing matches up to my memory of them!
On the other hand, my husband abhors any kind of squash. It's because his mother grew a small garden one year when he was growing up and it produced tons of squash. She made an overcooked squash casserole which had the texture of "slimy mush" (his description).
So I agree, childhood events definitely form our opinion of foods!
Polish Sausage. I cannot eat it to this day. When I was a child and had the flu, this is what my mom offered me one day. Not a good choice since I ended up tossing it back up.
I have never eaten blood sausage and never will eat. LOL When I was little, my grandpa used to make them, so many times I watched him mixing blood and rice/bread, etc. Not a nice experience.
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