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?
(Image: Faith Durand)