When I was a kid I was an extremely fussy eater. My mom used to go crazy with me, not to mention the other moms in the neighbourhood whenever I'd be over for supper at a friend's place. They'd always call my mom up in a panic not sure what I'd eat. I'd eat pancakes, but only if they were crispy. Lipton Chicken Noodle soup from the package, but even then I'd strain out the noodles and eat them on buttered crackers and leave the broth behind. Boiled hotdogs starting at about 10. But only boiled and with mustard. There is the famous story in our family about the thanksgiving dinner when my dad ran out to buy me Fruit Loops (something I wasn't normally allowed to have) because there was nothing else on the table I'd eat. And the time we went to KFC and I was saying beforehand "Kentucky Fried Chicken - Yum, Yum" and then ended up just eating packages of ketchup and nothing else.
In high school I started eating a few more things - like tacos. Every day tacos. That was some 25 years ago and my brother's wife still curses me to this day because my brother got so sick of looking at and smelling tacos every day that he still cannot eat them. I kid you not.
Then when I went to university I made a big decision. There was all this food at the meal hall, and I decided to try it. All of it. Not all at once of course, but eventually I would try everything they had and I was to discover that WOW! I like it all!
Nowadays my story is this : I'll eat anything once. And so far the only thing I've tried that I don't really like and don't want to have again is lima beans (even though I have had them a few times). Raw tomatoes used to be a 2nd one that I didn't like that much, but I've since overcome that one and actually enjoy them for the most part.
So bring it on! I'll eat it!
I have two main websites - one about beer and brewing. Everything you ever wanted to know about beer, and then some : www.bodensatz.com
. Another www.urbanhippy.ca
is a blog where I discuss social issues - my main one being food security, and the over-corporitisation of our food chain. In doing so, I also do an awful lot of cooking and share an awful lot of recipes - most of them involving local food from local farmers.
DISCLAIMER : I own 1950 shares of Brick Brewing but I try not to let it bias me. I bought it on principle of supporting a small craft brewer, and not to make money. Evidenced by the fact that it is currently down about 50% from when I bought it around spring 2006. So I just bought more :-)