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post #16 of 26
this is a subject that is near and dear to my heart. i dated a girl for almost ten years and she was definitely a "meat and potatoes" type person whereas i had the pretty standard Asian upbringing. lengua, chicken feet (or rather the euphemistic "Phoenix Claw!", pig's blood, tripe were no big deal to me.

overall it was a fairly small aspect of the relationship but i do feel like i missed out on a lot of great food (whether they were Michelin rated or C rated by the LA County Dept of Health). and there was definitely no changing her attitude. when she was calling the thicker Vietnamese noodles "like maggots", it was time to just cut your losses and decide not to have Vietnamese food. i am definitely looking for someone that is more compatible foodwise in future relationships.

great thread BTW.

-Jeff
post #17 of 26
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Originally Posted by impolyt_one View Post

For now though, I drank a 75oz MGD (yes, in one bottle) last night and I am about to go get my first Egg McMuffin of the year. I am the epitome of this thread right now, total low point.

75 ounces? What the fuck. I can't even begin to imagine how unwieldy that bottle is.
post #18 of 26
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Originally Posted by gamelan View Post

this is a subject that is near and dear to my heart. i dated a girl for almost ten years and she was definitely a "meat and potatoes" type person whereas i had the pretty standard Asian upbringing. lengua, chicken feet (or rather the euphemistic "Phoenix Claw!", pig's blood, tripe were no big deal to me.

overall it was a fairly small aspect of the relationship but i do feel like i missed out on a lot of great food (whether they were Michelin rated or C rated by the LA County Dept of Health). and there was definitely no changing her attitude. when she was calling the thicker Vietnamese noodles "like maggots", it was time to just cut your losses and decide not to have Vietnamese food. i am definitely looking for someone that is more compatible foodwise in future relationships.

great thread BTW.

-Jeff

when it comes to Asian food man, you really do need someone who knows what they're getting into. It's actually a big part of the relationship, a lot of the time you can spend together will be spent eating/cooking/doing food stuff.

My lady now is awesome about all kinds of foods, she is more adventurous and well-versed in food than me, so I have no worries. I've had girls before though who didn't know how to wash a head of lettuce. You win some, you lose some there.
post #19 of 26
i probably posted too quickly yesterday. on further explanation this sounds like a different kind of problem: it's not that the SO doesn't appreciate other kinds of food, it's that they're not open-minded enough to try them. i'll confess that ms. foodguy is not the world's most adventurous eater. but to make me happy, she has tried some pretty odd things. and it's a continual source of surprise to her that once she tries them, she does enjoy them. most of the time. she does still kvetch about the two weeks of uni when i was trying to develop recipes that would be as good as plain-old by itself.
post #20 of 26
I had to read that twice to realize 'uni' was university, and not uni as in sea urchin. I'd be kinda woozy after two straight weeks of eating uni myself. redface.gif
post #21 of 26
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I had to read that twice to realize 'uni' was university, and not uni as in sea urchin. I'd be kinda woozy after two straight weeks of eating uni myself. redface.gif

uh, no. uni was sea urchin. being married to a recipe writer is not all a bed of roses.
post #22 of 26
Get them stoned.
post #23 of 26
I don't think 'Frito Pie' qualifies as something requiring a good palate...
post #24 of 26
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I don't think 'Frito Pie' qualifies as something requiring a good palate...

"Ohh mann, there is no more 'Frito Pie', looks like it's going to have to be caviar."
post #25 of 26
Begin to slowly incorporate the flavor or ingredient into dishes that taste good with varying amounts of said flavor or ingredient. Also, food that makes them feel good & healthy will hijack their classicsl conditioning into liking the flavor or ingredient.
post #26 of 26
1) Foreign travel and try the local cuisines.
2) Stay out of McDonald's and KFC.
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