What Foods Have You Tried To Like, But Just Can't?!

I was talking about this topic with a friend the other day. "As hard as I have tried, I just cannot like buckwheat," I said. "I have eaten it in pancakes, in kasha, in my oatmeal — but I just think it tastes like wet dog."

Do you have any foods like this? Foods that you have tried and tried to like — but to no avail? What are they?

Another thing that I really want to like is turnips. I feel like I ought to love them; they are earthy and bitter, and I have had dishes that really should have won me over. (Turnips braised in duck fat and buckwheat honey. Hmm — buckwheat and turnips; maybe that was the problem?) But I still can't quite snuggle up to their bitterness and flavor of wet dirt.

That doesn't mean I'll stop trying, though; I still hope to like both of these foods!

What about you? Any foods you want to like, but can't? Any success stories in converting your taste buds?

Related: 5 Exotic Foods We Want To Try (Plus 5 We Really Don't)

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Faith is the executive editor of The Kitchn and the author of three cookbooks. They include Bakeless Sweets (Spring 2013) as well as The Kitchn's first cookbook, which will be published in Fall 2014. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband Mike.