How my tastes have changed over the years…..

On Friday, one of my oldest and best friends Troy Loyd and I went to lunch together as we do from time to time, and we got on the discussion of  how our tastes have changed so much since our younger days.  When we were growing up when we had zero choice in our diet, it was chicken nuggets, PB&J, french fries, hot dogs, fruit snacks, fruit, and when forced…..some vegetables.  Then in high school and college when we had some choice into what we ate, it seemed like the decision was either taco bell or pizza.  Now as we sat in a Mediteranean Restaurant, we were sitting in front of some really powerful tasting foods.  Olives, Feta Cheese, Hummus, Baba Ganouj, Pita Breads, Shish Kafta and Gyros with Tahini were sitting in front of us.  We laughed as we discussed how there was zero percent chance that we would have touched this stuff in our younger days.  Guess some things do get better with age!  Have your tastes changed over the years?


2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Bill O'Connor on March 20, 2011 at 11:47 am

    Without a doubt, I can say that my taste in food has changed dramatically. Human beings have eaten just about everything that there is to eat – animals, from insects and poisonous fish to man-eating carnivores; vegetables from land and sea including some that will kill unless processed through elaborate methods and techniques; and finally even minerals. I suppose that all that means that food is cultural and as I grow in a cultural sense, my tastes in food will grow as well. It sounds like your tastes as well as that of Troy has changed.


  2. Posted by Karl on March 20, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    Hmm. In kindergarden I ate paste. Now I eat Hummus. A lateral move…


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