[ I never make her eat a food if she says she doesn't like it - even if she liked it yesterday.
My mom said that I was not a particullary picky eater, other than my allergies and sensitivities, and even then I tried to sneak strawberries because I liked them so much, but I went through phases where I only wanted Grits, or I refused to eat cheese (and I loves me some cheese) or I owuld only eat toasted bread on my sandwiches, and this was into 1st or 2nd grade, but they were infrequent.
The only time I t hink I was ever forced to eat anything was greenbeans, and to this day, I still refuse to eat them (they are so bitter it is like eating a pecan shell), but almost all other foods I did not like, but was not made to eat, I grew into.
[/quote]You know.. I never would have referred to green beans as bitter. Ever. Maybe bland if not seasonsed properly, but not bitter. It makes me wonder if some people don't perceive the same foods as tasting differently than most other people do... which would explain why some people just CAN'T STAND the same foods that most of us love...
just an idea... hmmm...
Actually, there is a chemical phenylthiocarbamide
a part of the population can taste, and it is HORRIBLE bitter and nasty, we learned about it in Biology calss when discussing recessive genes, we did the test, one other girl and I in that class carried the gene because we could taste the litmus, and it was HORRIBLE, I was gagging.
So, peoples taste buds to carry different "flavors"