Have You Ever Introduced A New Type Of Food To Somebody?

Canada
January 28, 2009 3:10am CST
My sister and brother in law, had his parents over for dinner last weekend. They ordered in Chinese food, which my sister's family really enjoys. The thing is, my brother in law's parents who are both in their eighties, had never eaten Chinese food before. They are Irish, but have been in Canada for many years. Both of them really enjoyed the meal, by the way, and they are very picky, plain eaters. Do you know of anybody that's never tried a specific type of food, especially one that most people are accustomed to eating and enjoying? What is their reason for never trying it out? Would you serve a food that you know your guests have never tried? What would you do if they didn't like it at all?
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5 responses
• United States
30 Jan 09
I have not ever tried Turkish foods and I really do not know the difference between Chinese, thai, nor Japanese Food. I do like it but do not know the difference.
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• Canada
4 Feb 09
Hi teapotmom, Long time, no see. This is 'my fault,' and certainly not yours. I do hope you're doing okay these days. I've never tried Turkish foods either, but have had Chinese quite often. I really like it, and I've also tried a little Thai food, but not Japanese. I can identify Chinese food, but wouldn't know the slightest thing about the others you've mentioned. I really appreciate your response. Take care. Hugs
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• United States
8 Feb 09
Hows your blog going? I hope you are doing well.
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• Canada
20 Feb 09
My blog? I'm wondering if you've mixed me up with somebody else? I have an ancient blog that I started around three years ago, and it's this 'blogging' that led me to myLot. It's a really long story. I've been having quite a few health problems of late, so haven't been around 'here' much. I've also been missing many friends who are no longer on here, so this has contributed as well. I do hope you're doing well, and am still spending a limited amount of time here, at this point. Take care.
@minnie_98214 (10574)
• United States
11 Feb 09
I love to bring my friends to my moms work to try some middle eastern food. I grew up on the stuff so i love it but many have never tried it and well its fun to introduce people to it. We are trying to get my hubbys parents out to try it.
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• Canada
20 Feb 09
Hi minnie, How are you and yours? I've wondered what type of restaurant your mom works at, so thanks for the info. Was just curious. What type of food is considered "middle eastern?" I'm not knowledgeable about these types of things. Thanks so much for stopping by here. I really appreciate it. Take care.
• United States
20 Feb 09
The owner is from egypt they serve stuff like shawirma aka gyros as commenly known. My favorites are hommus and tabouly salad. It takes some getting used to the tastes as things are different there. For one they use tahini sauce on everything its very garlicy even salads they have no ranc or french just tahini.
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• Canada
24 Feb 09
Thanks for the additional info. I really have to watch what I eat, due to digestive difficulties, so it likely wouldn't set that well with me. Oh to be young again!
@Tatsinda (60)
• United States
28 Jan 09
My daughter's boyfriend has apparently lived under a rock for most of his life, because he's never tried some pretty common food items. He had never tried baked beans. What young American boy has never been served beans and franks, for crying out loud? He also never had Chicken and Dumplings, corn bread, or a hush-puppy. I probably would serve food to guests that they had never tried- provided it wasn't anything too exotic. If they didn't like it, I would probably offer them a sandwich.
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• Canada
4 Feb 09
Wow. That's very interesting about your daughter's boyfriend. Just curious. What's a "hush-puppy?" I've definitely heard of them, but being Canadian I don't think they're eaten 'here' very often. Serving a sandwich as an alternative, is a good idea. Thanks for sharing here. Take care.
• Canada
4 Feb 09
By the way, welcome to myLot.
@gabs8513 (48716)
• United Kingdom
28 Jan 09
No I have never done that before I always ask first if they like the Food and if not then I will not get it, if they have never tried I will ask if they would like to and depending on that is what I will do lol Hugs to you
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• Canada
4 Feb 09
Hi gabs, I'm like you. I always serve something I know my guests would like. Not only can I not afford to waste food, but I do want any guests I have to enjoy themselves. It's really good to see you here, by the way. Thanks so much for your response. Take care. Hugs
@proudnana (192)
• Canada
28 Jan 09
Hiya somesonesmom, Well, I can only speak for myself in this instance. I was out with my son and his family at an all you can eat buffet here in town, and my son was very surprised that I had never tried sushi. I had always felt very squeamish at the thought of eating raw fish. Well anyways, he had somehow managed to talk me into trying it and to my surprise I quite liked it. It wasn't at all what I expected and I would eat it again. But as for me serving a food my guests have never tried, I wouldn't take the chance. I usually serve the type of food they enjoy ~proudnana~
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• Canada
4 Feb 09
Hi proudnana, You're very brave (in my opinion) to try sushi. I have no desire to do so. Interesting too, that you like it now. Like you, I always serve my guests what I know they'll like too. Too risky otherwise. Take care, and thanks for your response.