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Foods you hated as a kid but now love.

Old Dec 16, 13, 7:44 pm
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Foods you hated as a kid but now love.

When I was a kid my dad used to bring home pimento cheese, I couldn't stand the stuff.

Recently I was accosted by a food demonstrator at a local specialty market who was peddling pimento cheese. I told her that I never liked it and wasn't interested. I wasn't ugly about it, more playful. She assured me that the stuff you buy off the shelf at the mass grocers is an inferior product and I really should try her cheese.

WOW! Was it good! Yesterday I swung by a local deli that is reported to have the best pimento cheese in town. My wife has never had it and rolled her eyes when I parked the car and ran inside to buy some with pita chips. When we got home we were just amazed at how good it was.

This afternoon I introduced my teenage daughter to this Southern delicacy and she was hooked. When the wife came in the door she asked if we still had some. I suspect that pimento cheese will be a staple in our house.

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Old Dec 16, 13, 9:22 pm
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Foods you hated as a kid but now love.

Pumpkin Pie. Especially the Pumpkin Crunch variety.
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Brussels sprouts. I like them steamed with a little butter, brown sugar and pepper sauce.
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Fish, in any form except Mom's Lenten tuna casserole. Sushi hadn't been invented back then.

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Foods you hated as a kid but now love.

Fava beans
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Scotch. My parents weren't exactly what you'd call "responsible", they'd mix it with a little soda instead of serving it neat!
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Beer. Granted not food but I thought that stuff tasted like vinegar. And sushi. When I read The Old Man and the Sea I thought Santiago was gross for eating raw fish...
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Asparagus, tomato juice (or more aptly, bloody Mary's), oysters, hot tea.
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Melted or gratinated cheese. Nowadays I can't get enough of it.
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Old Dec 17, 13, 4:15 am
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To flip the topic on its head slightly.

Used to lurve cucumber when I was a kid, can't stand the stuff now (even the smell is shocking)!

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Old Dec 17, 13, 4:58 am
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Basil - I can remember being nauseated by my mom making pesto. Can't remember when it changed, but i'm glad it did - yum!
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