One food I would not eat as a child and I still won’t eat is liver. So you can have my share of liver, but don’t you dare touch my tomatoes!
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Now you may be wondering what food has to do with this book. The heroine in this book is pregnant and I may be stretching things here, but it occurred to me that there were foods I would and would not eat when I was pregnant. Along the same lines, there are foods I would eat as a child that I will not eat now… and foods that I will eat now that I wouldn’t touch as a child.
For example, one of my favorite foods as a child was a fried bologna sandwich with cheese and mustard on white bread. I probably have not eaten bologna in more than twenty years. I also ate hot dogs… then I found out what they put in hot dogs… so I stopped. I ate a hot dog one month ago — my first in at least ten years. It wasn’t as wonderful as I remembered. Therefore it may be my last. RIP hot dogs. Pot-tarts. Remember them? I used to eat them nearly every day. My fave were the oreo-like flavor — chocolate on the outside and vanilla creme on the inside. Alas, I’ve learned pop-tarts are more chemicals than anything else, so if I’m going to eat chemicals, I’ll just go ahead and eat the oreo, thank you.
Foods I would not eat as a child that I enjoy now? Broccoli. When I was young, it always had to be topped with cheese. Now I prefer it without cheese. I also hated asparagus. Now I love it. The only fish I would eat was fried flounder or fried shrimp. Now I looooove lots of fish, especially salmon! Broiled, baked, sauteed. I just wish I could master cooking it. My biggest conversion experience. Tomatoes. As a child, I detested tomatoes. Would. Not. Eat. Them. Now I BET every gardener I know (or meet) for their cast-off tomatoes. I’m a major chocolate lover, but I would trade my favorite chocolate dessert for homegrown tomatoes.
What about you? Which foods did you eat as a child that you won’t eat now? Which foods that you would not eat as a child will you eat now? I’ll draw one winner from the responses and send a book!