What foods have you *hated* in the past that you now cannot live without?
It has happened to me three times now.
First with oysters, thought they were slimy, icky etc... and now I think having them any other way except natural is a waste. I can down dozens.
Second were olives. Picked them off my pizza, salad etc... And now black, green, stuffed, unstuffed, pitted, unpitted I'll take them all.
Lastly blue cheese. I can't even walk into a room if someone was eating it. YUCK! But now, the mouldier the better :9 A block a week girl I am.
Because of those three, if I hate something, I'll have a bite everytime I run into a food I hate, hoping one day I'll acquire the taste and be better off for it. Can't imagine going through life without oysters, olives and blue cheese. I was so missing out.
What are some foods you hated that took a while for you to acquire the taste of but now LOVE it? I want to try it :)
What is your ONE signature dish that everyone raves on about? The dish that family and friends keep asking you to make again and again for them?
Mine would be the good ol' Aussie Pavlova.
Recipe link would be even more fantastic! I wanna try them all out!
Glossy white finish, super crunchy exterior and soft marshmellow interior, this is a fail safe recipe for perfect pavlovas.
Wanted to make Pavlova today and I went from supermarkets to supermakets but could not find any strawberries. Apparently there is a shortage for whatever reason.
However, I saw some strawberries in the frozen food section and was wondering:
1) Does frozen fruit look the SAME as fresh fruit when thawed? This is because I photograph some of the dishes I make and don't want it to look discoloured or bruised.
2) Can frozen fruit be used interchagably with fresh fruit when cooking/baking in terms of taste and texture?
Thanks in advance. ~ nillawan.com
I'm in my 30s and still have not been able to get into alcohol. This proves to be a real drab at work/networking functions.
I've tried a few alcoholic drinks and they are just too bitter, I don't enjoy them. Can someone suggest a transition plan that will get me to enjoy social drinking like everyone else? For instance "Start with ..... then move onto ..... etc..." Ideas?
This slow cooked beef stew is perfect for winter.
Ok so here is the deal. There are three Aussie families; my partner's parents, me and partner, and his brother's family. We rotate turn cooking once a month in a big get together and its always themed. Last one was Spanish, the one before Russian and now its our turn.
I've decided to pick "All out American" but have no idea where to start. It has to be three courses. I'm thinking for mains I'll do BBQ ribs? Entree, fried chicken wings? Dessert, no idea.
I'll be googling heaps in the next few weeks. Please feel free to link recipes, suggestions for food, even sides and drinks ... anything that is "All out American".
An iconic Aussie dessert. Sponge cake covered in coco and coconut.
Warning: these morish snack is highly addictive.
"Anything that walks, swims, crawls, or flies with its back to heaven is edible" ~ Eileen Yin-Fei Lo
Please Discuss :)
I posted this very topic 12 hours ago but titled "What can't Chinese people eat?". It got deleted because I either don't know how to post seeing that it is my first post, or someone deemed it "racist". If the latter I apoligise. I happen to be Chinese so its a little hard to be racist to myself.
I just find it intriging why we eat some animals and others we don't. This is after my friend posted on facebook a bowl of turtle and seahorse soup.
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