I Don’t Like Brussel Sprouts

By Laura Moncur @ 5:00 am — Filed under:

Brussel Sprouts I haven’t eaten brussel sprouts since that day in 1984 when my grandma wouldn’t let us leave the table until we ate all of our brussel sprouts. I remember looking at the round green baby cabbages, wishing they would disappear.

We were forced to eat lots of food that we didn’t like when we stayed with Grandma and Grandpa. We experienced months of salad, green beans, sugar snap peas, raspberries, strawberries and sometimes a couple carrots would be ready to eat before we were shipped back to Salt Lake at the end of the summer. All of those foods have become not only food that I’ve learned to enjoy, but gateways to the past.

Not brussel sprouts. I haven’t tried them again since she forced me to eat all four of those green monsters. Now, I find that maybe my grandma wasn’t faking it when she said they were delicious.

According to recent studies, things taste different when you are an adult than when you’re a kid. What tasted bitter and unpleasant when you were ten can mellow and taste like a delicious treat when you become an adult. I guess it’s time that I give brussel sprouts another try. Maybe this time, I’ll be able to eat them all without wishing for a dog to feed them to.


One Response to “I Don’t Like Brussel Sprouts”

  1. Dirk Says:

    At age 50, my tastes have changed drastically from the days when all I wanted to eat was spagetti, pizza and tacos. Now I enjoy asaragus in garlic butter as one of my favorites. And a med-rare ribeye, seared on both sides, can’t be beat!

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