Tutorial: How To Enjoy Foods You Don’t Like
This happens a lot! You go to a restaurant and order something that looks and sounds good off of the menu and when it appears on the table, you suddenly realise that it has things you don’t like to eat because of various reasons. Of course, if you’re allergic to something, you should tell the restaurant so that they are aware of this and don’t add that to your food. Anyway, often if you don’t like tomatoes or beets or onions and you find it in your food, you are bound to waste it. Which becomes a problem, because right now food wastage is a huge problem as well.
But if you’re going to cook at home and you’re following a recipe that requires certain things you don’t like, the trick is to manipulate the food into something else so that the taste isn’t overpowering. And we’re going to help you in a few ways to make this process easier.
If you’re not a fan of something, cut them into tiny pieces so that when you scoop up a spoonful of the dish, you don’t bite down on that one ingredient at all. Plus, small pieces get stuck in a big spoon and you can totally miss it and it won’t touch any part of your tastebuds to offend it greatly.
Pair It With A Favourite
A good trick is to eat the offending food item with something that you do like. So if you’re not a fan of tomatoes, but you love potatoes, take a spoonful of them both and eat it. That way, the potatoes covers up the taste of the tomato.
Water Is Your Best Friend
If you’re somewhere public and being open about your dislike for something on your plate is too difficult, wash the food down with a sip of water or your drink of the evening. It’ll mask the flavour and instantly cleanse your palate!
Always a good way to cover up the awful taste is to use seasoning. Whether it’s chilli flakes, oregano, lime or something else entirely, find something that can help you hide the fact that something you don’t like is in there. The less your tastebuds can sense it, the better it is for you.
Just because you’re visiting someone, or you’ve stepped out does not mean that you have to finish everything on your plate. You don’t have to starve, but you can definitely eat a little less and then eat something else when you get home, or focus your attention on dessert.
There’s no harm in not liking something other people like, but it’s definitely good to develop a sense of trying something new. You might have had a bad experience with something once upon a time, but that shouldn’t define your feelings for the food forever. Give it another shot, see if it might change your mind.