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March 16, 2005

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Zarah Maria

Loved the description of you and G at the table - and of the food, as always! I have the same thing with sweet/savory, but I'm getting there.. And I ate huge amounts of ham and pineapple pizza when I was younger - maybe I started training my palate way back then?;-) Actually made a salad tonight of grilled eggplant, yoghurt and date syrup and it was delish - M even thought so! They just need a little guidance those men...

Zarah Maria

Loved the description of you and G at the table - and of the food, as always! I have the same thing with sweet/savory, but I'm getting there.. And I ate huge amounts of ham and pineapple pizza when I was younger - maybe I started training my palate way back then?;-) Actaully made a salad tonight of grilled eggplant, yoghurt and date syrup and it was delish - M even thought so! They just need a little guidance those men...

Molly

Three cheers for promiscuous eaters! I'm so glad to hear that the meatballs--and the yogurt sauce--were such a success on all counts. And like Zarah Maria, I love imagining you and G at the table. Sounds like you two have a great banter.

raspberry sour

doesn't eat avo and olives?! have faith, i've made converts before and suspect you too shall have eventually prevail. the trick is to keep 'em out of the kitchen, so they don't know what's going into everything.

Julie

Zarah and Molly, it's true, G and I do have an uproariously good time on a daily basis. Guess that's what they mean by "soul mate".

So true, raspberry. I've converted him on a bunch of things at this point. I occasionally succeed with hiding things here and there -- but we have an open kitchen which is a thoroughfare from one part of the apartment to the next, so there's no keeping out. He actually has a quite sensitive palate -- he once scoped out a TINY amount of anchovy which had been invisibly pulverized into a salad dressing!

ejm

Ah yes... the dreaded dislikes that we learn in our youth and then have to conquer. Because of pressure from my chef (aka husband) I have succeeded in learning to like brussels sprouts, sultanas (under certain circumstances), pinenuts amd even pineapple on pizza! And every six months or so, I've tried (unsuccessfully) to overcome my dislike of lamb. I'm not sure if I'll ever manage to like melon though.

Rats. It's not just the men who need guidance. Now I'm going to have to remove another thing from my embarrassingly long list of dislikes: meatballs.

Thanks for the great post. (Even though that photo of the Trix yoghurt really scared me.)

-Elizabeth

Moira

Oh, no- I cannot even consider raisins in a savoury dish. As it is, I already think of them as something akin to insect bodies; when they're all soft and plump I get completely freaked out just looking at them. I'll work on other food "issues" I've got, but raisins are just not ever going to happen.

Of course, I loved your write-up of dinner with your man, Ms. Julie!

Julie

Ah, well, Elizabeth -- we have to choose our battles, no? I think one can go without a few foods and still have a full life. It's just when SOMEONE else's peeves are cramping my cooking style that it becomes a problem, tee-hee.

Moira, I really, honestly used to feel the same way about raisins. And I still won't eat the dark ones. The golden sultanas seem to have enough tang that they can work for me -- sometimes. But hey, I don't blame yuh fuh gettin' skeeved...

ejm

Of course you are right, Julie. But alas, it's my peeves about lamb and melon that are cramping SOMEONE's cooking style.... And yet we manage to get along in spite of it all. :^)

It's the dark raisins that I can eat happily - they're really wonderful in biryani. Those big fat sultanas are the ones that make me squeamish, unless they are in Nigella Lawson's tagliatelle with chicken from the Venetian ghetto - then they are great (pinenuts in that dish as well).

-Elizabeth

Niki

Don't you just love it when they come around and realise the error of their ways? :-)
(PS Pineapple on a pizza is a travesty. A TRAVESTY, I tell you!)

Julie

I do, Niki, I do love it when they realize the error of their ways...I just have to try to be more gracious about it so it can happen more often. Couldn't agree more about the pineapple! Thanks for stopping by -- I'm a great admirer of your blog.

Bakerina

Julie, if you haven't already read it, you should nab yourself a copy of Jeffrey Steingarten's The Man Who Ate Everything. He addresses this very topic, and it's a hoot.

Why, yes, I do have some food prejudices of my own. Eventually I just might share them. ;)

Julie

Jen, I love The Man Who Ate Everything, and the sequel as well: It Must Have Been Something I Ate. As a matter of fact, I just gave them as part of a huge culinary birthday bundle to my brother -- and I'm eventually going to do a post about that very bundle (working title: These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things).

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You are going to make a delicious sauce out of this, it has things I like too, like garlic and cumin. G shrugged. Well, he didn't have to eat the sauce.

Tabetha

Do you want to swallow this?! Imagine eating yoghurt eaten out of dog’s rear!

Ewwwwwwww! Light and Fit doggish model or actress sounds and looks like my dog licking his! She may love it but it would be less disgusting to eat yoghurt out of any other container … or no yoghurt at all!

Disgusting yuck!

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