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    Is trying new foods hard?

    I enjoy trying new things now, but it wasn't always that way.

    Until I was sixteen, I was a very picky eater. I wouldn't eat many types of food. My parents say that it's a texture thing - I hate the texture of ground beef. But when I went to summer camp for the first time, I was exposed to a lot of new foods. It really exposed me to a lot of wonderful foods that I never had before. (The camp was a camp for disabled kids. Some of the kids barely eat anything. Some of them can't talk or even walk.) Later, I was convinced to try various Chinese dishes like lo mein, which quickly became a favorite of mine. Now I look back at how foolish I was. My 5-year-old cousin is going through the same thing now, and I have to remind myself that I was like that too.

    I think it's better to try early than late. It's hard to get my 81-year-old maternal grandmother, an Italian immigrant, to try things that aren't Italian or other Mediterranean. I mean, she will eat Greek and Middle Eastern food, in addition to basic fruits, vegetables, and breads. But it would be hard to get her to try Chinese or something along those lines because she's not used to it. (Believe me, she's one of the nicest people I can think of.)

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    Default Re: Is it hard for you to try new foods?

    I love trying new foods. I don't get to do it very often since I don't travel much. I'm going to Scotland in a few days though. I'll see what I can try whilst i'm there.

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    Default Re: Is it hard for you to try new foods?

    I'm generally quite open to new foods. I'm a picky eater in the sense that I'm pretty firm with what I don't like, so if I see something new I'm willing to at least try it. The only exceptions to this are generally if a food looks/smells completely off-putting.

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    I like trying new foods, but only when I'm sure it won't be disagreeable.

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    Default Re: Is it hard for you to try new foods?

    It's generally quite hard for me to try new foods. Even if it looks good and smells good, there's always a nagging little feeling in the back of my head it won't taste good. Sometimes I do have small periods of time where I feel more open about it, though.

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    Default Re: Is it hard for you to try new foods?

    I like to try new foods, I won't know what they taste like until I try them, I might like the food, I might not. Its how I learned to love Korean and Greek foods. After trying the food, I would like to learn about them.

    Got inspired from a later post from InsanishDanish and GliscorMan: What if my meal featured an item I don't like? I will still try it, who knows, I might like it. It just depends on how its cooked and served.
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    It depends on how it's presented and what it is exactly. I'd be more willing to try a new fish dish than chocolate covered ants for example. (I know some bugs are high in protein, but I would rather not eat them.) Or if someone tells me "oh this is really spicy" I'm not going to try it either, because spicy foods don't really sit well with me.

    But if something doesn't fall into my "automatic no" category I'd probably give it a shot.

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    If it smells, I can't eat it. Fish and sulfur-y things like broccoli are totally off my list.
    I love how fish-consuming people insist that it doesn't smell, but for someone who doesn't consume fish, I can tell you if anyone at the surrounding tables is eating it. It totally reeks to me.
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    If it doesn't smell, I'll probably try it.

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    If there's something in the food that I don't like (like tomatoes for example), then I probably won't eat it. If it's a brand new dish that I've never tried before and doesn't have any ingredients I dislike, then I'm totally up for it.
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    I love trying new things. Unless it features as a primary ingredient one of the very few things I dislike, then I'm guaranteed to eat it.

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    Default Re: Is it hard for you to try new foods?

    Not at all! I love trying new foods, especially if they're something I haven't even heard of, let alone tasted before. I'll generally eat anything, as long as it's presented well and doesn't smell iffy.

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    I'll eat what you give me, even if I don't know what it is. The only exception would be if you told me it was a snail or something. Then I'll just stare at it. In general I like trying new things, though sometimes that doesn't end well...

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    Im super picky and I will try many if not most things but I may very well spit it out.
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    It is not hard infact to try new food if it tastes good. If in case it tastes bad, it will be even harder to digest both the food an the loss of money one has spent on it.
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    Default Re: Is it hard for you to try new foods?

    I'm terrible about trying new foods. I always have that feeling I won't like it or something and I'll feel like I'm wasting something that someone took the time to prepare.
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