Seven ways to learn to try foods you think you hate

So I hate a lot of food. While it’s completely true that I’m a picky asshole, a lot of the foods I hate are a stomach-turning aversion rather than a “I don’t liiiiiiIIIIiiIIIIIIke that” whine. They also tend to be “healthy” or “clean” foods. Don’t get me wrong, there are plenty of “junk” foods I…

The Valentine’s Dream Dinner

The Serious Eats Dream Valentine’s Dinners at Home I was looking over this list, and it’s a pretty tempting roster of meals.  Delicious homemade pasta, beautiful meats and more.  It’s a pretty seductive gathering of dishes. I’m staunchly against dining out on Valentine’s Day.  The surest way to ensure that a dinner out is not…

Regional Differences

Recently, we were discussing regional food differences. I was born and raised in Kentucky.  While the South isn’t sure they claim us and the North doesn’t want us, we self-identify as Southern.  And who would argue?  There’s a distinct Kentucky drawl and some very Southern cookin’ going on.  We have some regional dishes–the hot brown…

Trader Joe’s Review: Pumpkin Macarons

Holy wuuuuuuut. Trader Joe’s pumpkin macarons are incredible.  They’re only at Trader Joe’s for a limited time, so snatch them up and hoard them like some sort of pastry dragon. The shells have the perfect balance of crust and meringue.  The filling is a fluffy, whipped cream that’s heavy with pumpkin spice.  They’re pretty much…

Food

I don’t like a LOT of foods. I don’t know why I’m a picky eater.  I just am.  And it makes cooking flipping complicated.  I dislike so many things, almost every recipe I come across has something in it I refuse to eat.  Let’s take a look, shall we?

Banana Bread

Banana bread is something of a staple at my parents’ house.  It’s not hot and ready every day, but it’s so common, there’s probably miniature loaves stashed away in their deep freeze somewhere.  Of course, they’ll stay there forever because thawed and baked banana bread will never compare to fresh from the oven for the…