One of my cooking phobias has to do with vegetables. Since I discovered the supertaster concept, I have suspected that I am one, and I think my Lucy may be as well. Many vegetables, especially green ones, are simply to strongly flavored for me, and so cooking veggies beyond corn, green beans and carrots is tricky. But I have expanded my tastes since childhood– I eat mayonnaise now, and gravy, and a lot of other items and flavors I never would have before.
Recently one of my neighbors wrote a great piece for a local magazine about their experiences with a CSA share, and the idea of being overwhelmed with greens the way they were was daunting, to say the least. But the way the article was written did give me some hope, and if you’re my Facebook friend, you may have seen me post the video of my neighbors cooking a frittata! Then another friend posted this article on learning to love foods you hate, and some of those recipes looked tempting even to me.
So keep your fingers crossed, and maybe sometime soon, you’ll hear me raving about roasted brussel sprouts or cauliflower gratin!