I can not believe we BOTH PICKED THE SAME PIC! (and for anyone who may think we planned this LOL..no we sure didn't) but we are both 'Poms'.
So I guess that has to account for something...lol...lol...lol :)
Rice -that is because you are English - I find Poms must have been taught not to taste! How can you know you do not like it, if you havent even tried it! Do you remember back when cheese cakes were invented -I remember some of my Australian friends would not try it as you eat cheese and not in a cake! etc etc
My mother was a dreadful cook . . ! LOL. She cooked tripe, liver, kidneys and all kinds of weird things . . but she cooked everything to death. I eat way more than most poms . . . . . and I was never averse to a bit of cheesecake. Hahahahahahahaha. However, you are quite right. It took a long time for anything tasty to get into the diet . . .thank god for curries!
I used to eat everything on my plate when I was younger,not knowing I was highly allergic to many items,and thus was so ill I would end up in hospital! It was just how we were taught to appreciate that waste is a terrible thing.My parents were both fabulous cooks so the food we ate was really delicious Now I know so well,that many items can make me extremely ill,I will definitely NOT just try any item for the sake of being interested to know what it is like!
In many cases,a huge pity, in others,I am glad to have a genuine 'excuse not to !!
Presentation can have a lot to do with whether I would try something I hadn't before, although I did try haggis which almost made me throw up, the smell should have been warning enough. So ever since then and now thinking back to when mum used to cook tripe and brains, the look of them definately was enough not to try.
There are some foods that I will not try. I don't like the look of insects which appear in some Asian cuisines. I doubt very much that I could eat a cockroach or a grasshopper. Having a good knowledge of what human body organs do, I could not eat most or all of them. The bodily functions would be much the same in animals, and knowing this would make it hard to sink your teeth into a nice pot of brains, liver or kidneys.
I like trying traditional foods from Countries but I wont eat insects or our furry friends. That is a big no no. I guess the only food I would try is what I am a bit familiar with. Does that sound chicken because I dont think I am, I just dont like to be poisoned
I will not try every food...there are some I am sure I would refuse to eat. Fertilised eggs would certainly be a no-go. I would however try frog soup if properly prepared. I didn't know there was such a thing until a lovely Cambodian man told me about it.
I would have thought "yes" initially, then I saw the picture and thought about it again. Although, I have actually eaten grass hoppers before whilst in Cambodia. Eat what the locals eat whilst you are in their country right? I'm not sure what that dish in the picture is but I'd have to be seriously hungry before I try it!