It’s been proven, if one repeatedly tries a new food, one can acquire a taste for it. Can this also be true for foods we don’t like?
So, a while back, I thought I would, once again, give salmon a try. I have never been a salmon fan. I have never cared for the taste, the texture, nor its pink color. I have always preferred more of a mild, white and flaky type of fish. But knowing that salmon is on practically every menu at every restaurant, available at basically all seafood counters,and packed with Omega 3s, I thought it was time to grow up and see if I could train myself to like it. It began by piling a lot of sauces on it to camouflage it’s flavor (and color). Then slowly, the sauces and condiments diminished. Last night, we picked up some salmon for the grill, and it was delicious! I did it! I conquered salmon! So it works, at least sometimes, for foods we don’t like!
My next food challenge, I don’t think this will be nearly as easy … raisins. I have hated raisins since I was a kid. And I know they have slipped into my mouth many times, hidden in baked goods and other dark corners! They have ruined muffins, cookies and even broccoli salad! Ewww, just the thought of raisins and broccoli together, someone must have had a twisted state of mind to pair raisins with broccoli. I’m not so sure I can exhibit the bravery I did for salmon. Perhaps I’m better off just sticking with their younger, plumper version, the grape! Baby steps, for now, I think I’ll just celebrate my salmon victory!