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Why do you imagine that I suddenly love brussel sprouts?

Asked by josie (28353points) August 31st, 2010

I am not a fussy eater because of the taste or appearance of food. I mean, when I was in the service we learned “how to” eat scorpions, anteaters and black mambas for heaven’s sake. I limit foods that are full of fat, and are dense in carbs etc, but not because I do not like the taste. But something happened recently that I think is interesting. Since I was a little kid, I would have rather poked out my eyeballs than eat brussel sprouts. Recently, I cooked for some friends and for the sake of being different, I roasted up some brussel sprouts, made a nice sauce and served it up. I ate some. It was fabulous. Now, I cannot get enough of brussel sprouts. I have been cooking them almost every night, in every way that I can think of. What happened to me?

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lillycoyote's avatar

You roasted them? That’s why you suddenly like them. I hate cauliflower and my friend made roasted cauliflower one night when I was over and I couldn’t believe it, I couldn’t keep my hands off of them. They were so good. Now I get these cauliflower cravings, it’s weird.

Actually, I have no scientific evidence that the roasting of the brussels sprouts caused this, it’s just that it happened to me to.

janbb's avatar

Pregnant? (Yes, I know that you’re a guy and a conservative – that’s what makes it so remarkable.)

JilltheTooth's avatar

My tastes changed a lot with age. But then I’ve always loved Brussel Sprouts!

Trillian's avatar

@josie honey, I don’t know what to make of that. I hate brussels sporuts and beets too. I can’t imagine ever liking either, but I am envious of people who like veggies. I don’t care for a great many. I once watched a girl eating wax beans with much enjoyment. I thought; “h\Hell, I’d be hppy if I could get one down without choking.” If I knew of a way to make myself suddenly like vegetables, I would do it. I applaud and envy you.

josie's avatar

@janbb I am not a conservative in the contemporary sense. If I was, I would be a Christian, anti abortion, and a homophobe, I would have loved W and hated Bill Clinton. Plus, I would not be in love with a non caucasion. But I am none of those. Not that the label upsets me, but it is interesting that you would say that.

janbb's avatar

@josie I guess I was interpreting it from some of your posts but meant it as a joke, not a pejorative. Sorry if I’m wrong; I agree, labels can be simplistic.

josie's avatar

@janbb No problem

Cruiser's avatar

Brussel sprouts rock! Especially if you can grow your own!

josie's avatar

So you appreciate what I am saying. I am looking up every way on earth to cook those little suckers

wundayatta's avatar

You may not remember, but perhaps you suffered from some kind of brain trauma recently?

Trillian's avatar

@josie allright, allright. Don’t fucking rub it in.

josie's avatar

@Trillian I guaran-fuckin-tee that if you let me cook you some brussel sprouts, you will say “Josie, I never knew it could be this way!!!!”

SeventhSense's avatar

Because you have a certain vitamin deficiency that they have an abundance of or you’ve lost your taste buds. Brussel sprouts- yech!

Trillian's avatar

You know what duckie, I’d truly like for that to happen. Let’s leave that open shall we? If I can get down some B Sprouts maybe I can do green and wax beans. I hold out no hope for beets. And I really can’t make myself care. ;-)

SeventhSense's avatar

Beets are earthy and delicious with goat cheese.

ETpro's avatar

@josie Two things cold be the reason, or a mix of the two.

1 —Your tastes change as you grow up. You may have foods you’ve avoided since childhood that you discover you like when, for some reason, you try them again as an adult. Okra was my example.

2—You figured out the right way to cook Brussels sprouts. I used to eat them as a kid, but I didn’t really like them that much. As an adult, I discovered that was because my mom used to throw them into a pot and boil them just this side of turning into solyent green Roasting them and covering them with a noce sauce makes a world of difference

SeventhSense's avatar

Actually the older we get the less taste buds we have.

Trillian's avatar

@SeventhSense earthy and delicious? Will they enhance my butt? ;-)

SeventhSense's avatar

Yes bucketfuls of beets will certainly expand your butt.
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Trillian's avatar

Tell it to what’s her face.~

Neizvestnaya's avatar

Pretty much anything roasted tastes better than steamed or boiled so why not Brussels Sprouts? I don’t care for most vegies steamed or boiled but will eat many if they’ve been roasted and drizzled with a little something-something.

SamIAm's avatar

THIS HAPPENED TO ME TOO!!! suddenly and unexpectedly… i don’t know why—butttt i highly recommend NOT getting sick from them (i haven’t even thought about eating them since i had a batch that made me really sick!!!)

jazmina88's avatar

Yippee!!! brussell sprouts are my fave!!! Keep it up!!! Spread the word.

SeventhSense's avatar

^ that’s it…
judging by that beard though your hormones are seriously out of whack though

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

I’m curious…what is ‘suddenly’? How long has it been since you tried them? And I agree…I now love them fresh and roasted or lightly steamed. I had no idea how they grew until a year or two ago when I saw them sold on the stalk in a grocery store.

ETpro's avatar

@Pied_Pfeffer They are quite beautiful and almost look like something mythical when growing on the stalk, aren’t they.
http://tinyfarmblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/10/fal2007_brussels_sprouts_harvest.jpg

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

@ETpro Exactly…and thanks for the link.

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