Friday, 5 October 2012

It's an acquired taste

Vegan topic of today is acquired tastes; things you used to dislike but have learned to eat or even like. Here's a list of a few of mine.
  • Oatmeal. Nowadays I can hardly imagine life without it, but as a kid I refused to eat it.
  • Mushrooms. Their spongy and sometimes slimy consistency has always had me viewing them with suspicion. Except chanterelles. I've always loved chanterelles. Now I can eat most (non-poisonous) mushrooms without grumbling.
  • Squash. I've learned to eat them despite their suspicious consistency, and sometimes even buy them myself. It's a very handy vegetable to like since everyone seems to assume that vegetarians adore them and eat them all the time.
  • Eggplant. Another one of those vegetables people usually assume all vegetarians love. I'm still struggling with its sliminess, but at least I can make myself eat it now, albeit reluctantly.
  • Tea. Not many kids like to drink tea I guess, and I certainly wasn't one of them. Now, though, I gladly drink tea of all varieties, usually about four cups a day.
  • Olives. I realised not so long ago that it had been more than ten years since I last tried olives, and decided to give them a chance. Admittedly, they tasted a bit peculiar, although not as revolting as I remembered.
  • Hot food in general. Maybe it's one of those things you grow to like as an adult. When I was little I wouldn't go anywhere near it, but nowadays I absolutely love intense spices and sweat-and-tear-inducing hotness.
What about you, dear readers? Do you have any acquired tastes?



  1. Also oatmeal, apricots, dry müsli and music by Hedningarna.

  2. Ah, music! I should add heavy metal to my list then, it's usually vegan!