Are you an adventurous eater?
Jul. 23, 2011 7:39 am
Updated: Jun. 5, 2013 7:31 pm
I am feeding off Alex's blog "Feeding Mr. Picky Pants". I've taken cooking seriously the last 2.5 years. It was like I suddenly realized that cooking is an adventure of endless discoveries of flavors and combinations of ingredients.
My husband grew up as 1 of 5 kids. His mom cooked for functional purposes, using the same rotation of a limited range of recipes. She says she cooked what "kids liked". To this day, she's never cooked asparagus although she likes to eat it.
So, I should be grateful that my dh embraces a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. If not for him, I would not be cooking and eating asparagus, cabbage or mangos. However, my desire for adventure in cooking exceeds his. He was thrilled I bought a watermelon
for his 50th birthday party but protested strongly to Watermelon Feta Salad. "Can't we just have a normal salad?!" Since he's observed that my cooking interests lean a little toward the exotic, "Does every other meal have to be middle eastern, greek or indian?"
Do you see the resemblance to an Archie Bunker type here? More lovable, I think, but is definitely conservative in his preferences for food preparation.
I am curious what your experiences are. I've seen lots of posts from people whose spouse seem more picky and limited in food choices. At least I haven't had any "walk outs" at dinner time.