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Three times's the charm!

In line with all the recent threads on trying and loving new foods, which food took you a few persistent tries to like?

My most prominent example is sushi. The first time I was not overcharmed. The idea of raw fish, the soft melting texture, the light fishy smell in the restaurant contributed to an experience that left me slightly queasy. Second time was the same and I was ready to decide sushi is not for me.

The third time, a friend had some uber fresh sashimi flown in from the coast. I was very hungry, the fish was incredible and my sushi barriers crashed down forever. There have been more triumphs over the years too, and I only have a few lone aversions left, like canned peas which taste like vomit to me...

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