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I made myself enjoy olives, and my life is merrier

Are there any tastes you've tried to acquire?

1y ago

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There’s some foods I’m happy despising – chickpeas, lentils, chickpeas, beans, eggplant, chickpeas, corn fritters, and particularly chickpeas. They started it, and I have no interest in reconciliation.

Olives, however. I’d always hated the salty and bitter little things on pizza – but when I first saw them at dinner in a more gourmet light, sitting whole and green and shining next to a warm slab of Turkish bread, I decided I wanted to like them. So I put aside all I’d learned about olives and plunged in.

Well, it turned out that having them whole and green and shining didn’t change their taste much.

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Photo by Melissa Walker Horn on Unsplash

Nonetheless, I was resolute. After that, I made sure I had one at every dinner they joined. People would ask “You like olives, John?” – and I’d have to reply, “Actually, no.” But I began increasing the dosage and before long I was grabbing the olive dish not out of duty, but because I actually lusted after them.

Yes, I now love them. Sometimes chilli-stuffed on a sandwich, with tinned fish like mackerel, sometimes whole and green and shining with Turkish bread and - though it took a little longer to accept - sometimes on pizza.

ARE THERE ANY FOODS YOU'VE LEARNED TO LOVE?

Let me know in the comments, and I'll tell you whether it was worth it or not...

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Comments (30)

  • I had to make myself aquire a taste for coffee when I started sorting mail at 6am every morning. Can't live without it now

      1 year ago
    • You have to admit the smell was always inviting though.

        1 year ago
    • Yeah but generally I was outside the coffee shops coz wellington is coffee mad and that just smelled like burnt toast

        1 year ago
  • Olives are great I eat them as a snack

      1 year ago
  • Olives are the best thing in the world tbf

      1 year ago
  • Boiled/fried vegetables, behhh, can't do anything about it, on the other hand I love vegetable chips, this was acquired through trying though

      1 year ago
    • I'm not at that stage yet. 'What was so wrong with the potato?' I always moan when somebody rocks up with pumpkin chips.

        1 year ago
  • It’s the texture of olives I can’t get on board with. It reminds me of many undesirable things and I just cannot

      1 year ago
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