Sat 12 Feb, 2005 08:47 pm
How do you get them? My taste buds are so simple. I am pleased with the simple comfort foods. My hubby likes snails (ack), squid, and those lil fish eggs. He watches this show called Iron chef and says mm that looks good, wile I'm thinking omg I would hate to be the tasters. Do you have to be raised like that? Sometimes he says maan if we were rich babe we would eat big, meaning gourmet, I'm thinking well I hope that never happens lol.
give me a good burger and fries and i'm extatic. So how did you gain the gourmet taste buds? Is it some thing you are born with or develop over time.
It does have something to do with raisin', I think. I grew up to like salty greasy things followed by sweet things followed by salty oily things. Oil and salt and sugar aren't all terrible, but if that is mostly what you are eating, you are missing a lot of pleasure in food - I found out.
Do you want to become a gourmet? (Don't worry, even if you learn to love the most exotic foods you'll still be able to love your burgers!) Are you adventurous in other areas? Do you like to go places you've never been, meet new people, whatever?
I don't think of myself as a gourmet, but I like all kinds of foods. I was raised with plain old American Midwest foods, but always liked to try new things. Now I like all kinds of things... Some are "gourmet" but most are comfort foods from other cultures, simple home recipes that I didn't grow up with.
I first tasted caviar (little fish eggs) at a work potluck. My co-worker put just a few on top of mild devilled eggs. I love d. eggs so I tried one and found out the caviar added just the right saltiness.
I was a very fussy, plain-Jane eater as a child. I ate corn, hamburg, steak, chicken, potatos, macaroni & cheese, pizza, and dairy. That's just about it. When I started eating at my first boyfriend's house I didn't want his mother to think I was fussy so I ate whatever she cooked (mostly whatever). I had to choke down some of it but before long I discovered I liked a lot more than I ever thought I did.
Mr B grew up with a gourmet cook for a mother. He doesn't think it's dinner unless it's exotic, so I've learned to enjoy a whole range of foods that I never would have tried on my own.