This is best for another thread, but ...
Sandi wrote:Just a guess, but maybe the texture.
There are some things that I just don't eat. [...]
Weird? Yeah I suppose it is, but no help for it. And the taste has nothing to do with it, in fact I like the taste of Ritz crackers, but rarely eat one because the texture is a turn of.
I grew up having all kinds of aversions to textures, and my parents were fairly tolerant because I was a kid. But they were also pretty frank that this was something everybody
expected to pass – just as it was understood that I wouldn't always be four feet tall.
And you know, it just did. Most kids figured it out before I did, but I figured it out. Mushrooms really weren't
inherently disgusting because they were moist and slippery. Nor were oysters, which in all other regards, were radically different, anyway.
In terms of food, this is part of what it means to put childish things away. You've just got to admit that what you imagine your mouth knows is, to some degree, really just prejudice based on a lack of experience.
Buck up and sully your mouth – fully, thoroughly, and in the company of others! If afterward, you love oysters and care less for mushrooms (or the reverse), at least you'll have some real-world experience.