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Old 05-19-2014, 08:06 AM
 
Location: EPWV
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Someone mention brussel sprouts ?

How an item is prepared and then cooked and then there's the person's taste buds (that day) that are taken into consideration. It can either entice or put one off from eating it (either for short term or long term).

Squash - particularly butter nut squash has done that to me. Love-hate-love-hate-kinda liked throughout my life.
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Old 05-19-2014, 11:23 AM
 
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Asparagus sandwiches are delicious too, especially on crusty sourdough with homemade avocado oil mayonnaise and a sprinkle of course black pepper. Yum!
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Old 05-19-2014, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Bothell, Washington
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I find that slender asparagus tastes a bit bitter but the fat stalks taste sweet. I prefer the latter, usually steamed just to the point of being tender. Grilled is good on occasion but it isn't as tender or sweet to me as steamed.
That is interesting- my wife loves asparagus so she makes it at least once per week. Always very fresh, local asparagus. I never find any sweetness to it either the thin or fat stalks- all I can sense is that nasty, bitter taste. Sometimes it can be masked by the seasonings the wife uses when cooking it, which collect more in the tips making those at least somewhat edible.

So I guess the link others have posted to the scientific research about some people being more sensitive to the bitter taste in this and other greens seems to really be true for me! Another I can't stand, again due to the rather bitter taste, is broccoli.
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Old 05-19-2014, 11:44 AM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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Someone mention brussel sprouts ?

How an item is prepared and then cooked and then there's the person's taste buds (that day) that are taken into consideration. It can either entice or put one off from eating it (either for short term or long term).

Squash - particularly butter nut squash has done that to me. Love-hate-love-hate-kinda liked throughout my life.
I think it's probably an individual's taste buds. I LOVE BUTTERNUT SQUASH -- that's my favorite.

When I've had asparagus, it's been the thicker stems because the thinner ones are not supposed to be as good. It's always been totally fresh from the garden or at least from a farm stand. They've been cooked right and everyone else raves about them. But that taste--sort of bitter yet metallic. Maybe if I tried some of the recipes on here that disguise the taste......
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Old 05-19-2014, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Bothell, Washington
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The first time I ever ate asparagus I went to pee several hours later and WOW, it stunk! I don't know why it happens but I've been afraid to eat any since. I thought something was wrong with me.
haha Yes! The first time I had it I was shocked a few hours later at just how terrible the pee smelled. I thought I had an infection or something, until days later when I heard someone randomly talking about how badly asparagus makes pee smell. I was relieved!
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Old 05-19-2014, 12:19 PM
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Location: Coastal New Jersey
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That is interesting- my wife loves asparagus so she makes it at least once per week. Always very fresh, local asparagus. I never find any sweetness to it either the thin or fat stalks- all I can sense is that nasty, bitter taste. Sometimes it can be masked by the seasonings the wife uses when cooking it, which collect more in the tips making those at least somewhat edible.

So I guess the link others have posted to the scientific research about some people being more sensitive to the bitter taste in this and other greens seems to really be true for me! Another I can't stand, again due to the rather bitter taste, is broccoli.
I love asparagus but I really don't like broccoli. I'll eat it, but it tastes best if it's disguised in cream soup or cheese.
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Old 05-19-2014, 01:31 PM
 
Location: In a house
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I think it's probably an individual's taste buds. I LOVE BUTTERNUT SQUASH -- that's my favorite.

When I've had asparagus, it's been the thicker stems because the thinner ones are not supposed to be as good. It's always been totally fresh from the garden or at least from a farm stand. They've been cooked right and everyone else raves about them. But that taste--sort of bitter yet metallic. Maybe if I tried some of the recipes on here that disguise the taste......
Why would you want to force yourself to eat something that isn't a necessary part of anyone's diet? You don't like asparagus. It's okay. You aren't required to. Just say no thanks next time someone offers it to you, and take an extra helping of squash. You can have my serving, because I don't like squash. And I'll have your asparagus.

There's absolutely no reason to disguise food to change the taste of it. Simply refrain from eating that particular thing.
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Old 05-19-2014, 07:00 PM
 
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Don't like it either, thankfully, it's easy to avoid.
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Old 05-19-2014, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Western Oregon
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Don't like it either, thankfully, it's easy to avoid.
Yeah, if someone hated potatoes, that would be a lot harder.
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Old 05-19-2014, 09:52 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Yes, genetics. Excuse me for a moment while I see if I can locate that article ...... hmmm, yes, here it is: Hating greens and
Yeah, that's it. While I like asparagus, brussels sprouts often taste bitter to me and I really like dislike the taste of kale.
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