Over the last few years, I have ventured outside of my comfort zone, eating several vegetables that I never really cared for in the past. Recent victories have me trying to imagine what I ever did without olives (not those nasty canned ones, but GOOD olives), guacamole, mushrooms (still can't do button mush), Brussels sprouts, and while I didn't hate asparagus, I only REALLY liked the tops. It's funny, I can't begin to fathom the number of pounds of avocados I cleaned over the years to make guacamole, but wouldn't touch the stuff.
My 12 yr old son will eat just about anything. My only rule about food was that he, at least, try new things. I made a decision to never do what my father (and his father before him) did... make you sit there until you ate. If you didn't eat it that night, you got it for breakfast.. then lunch... then dinner.. and so on. Never was he victorious... my eggplant parm battle, I won.. sister's liver battle lima bean battle, she won... brother's...err.. never mind, he was a human garbage can! So, our agreement has gotten him to eat octopus, foie gras, fiddlehead ferns, morels, ramps, crosnes, salsify, nasturtium, and just about micro herb and green known to man ( to mention a few). BUT... the kid for whom I had to cook a daily "cheesy omelette" with bacon, will not touch an egg now, nor will he succumb to peanut butter.
So, I'm curious how many of you with kids have noticed, in such a short time, how their tastes have changed? What foods did they love when they were little that they won't touch now?
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