Does your taste bud change?
June 20, 2010 4:58pm CST
Once upon a time, my cooking is confined to some fried or soup based viands. I couldn't veer away from fried chicken or sinigang(sour based broth) or tinola (sauteed chicken with broth) or nilaga (meat boiled with ginger and vegetables). Those are just about what my daughters would eat. Now that they have grown, the cuisine cravings had become a little bit more challenging. I had to read recipes not just for the familiar Chinese, but for Indian and French and Italian food. My simple ingredient list that used to be salt and pepper, had become longer. The add ups now include curry powder, basil, salsa, and many more. I couldn't believe I could bake lasagna. But I did! Thanks for the taste bud change.
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21 Jun 10
Hi Eileen, I am surprised to see how my taste buds have changed too! I used to like simple taste and simple food but now, I like them really rich in seasonings, herbs and spices. I started liking food with lots of chili, onions and sauteed garlic. It tickles my taste buds and hypes my appetite. LOL. One of my favorite meal is pesto pasta meal.
21 Jun 10
I would say they do change. When I was a kid, I used to like my eggs sunny side up and liked the raw gooey taste of the uncooked yolk. Now I just hate eating the yolk and liked my eggs fried well. Also earlier I never had cravings for Pasta but about a year back I developed a taste for it and now I have it whenever possible. Even both a few cook books to help me make homemade pasta :-) Especially children, I'm sure their taste buds change ever so often. Growing children so guess that's bound to happen.
21 Jun 10
Those that you've mentioned are my favorites. That's very common viands here in our country. Just like you and your kids, I also crave for other viands or taste, because sometime my taste bud gets saturated already if it is always routinary foods. I am not really fond of cooking because I don't have heat tolerance when cooking, but I really want to learn different cooking style and menu, to satisfy my taste buds. Because a lot of times, I really have difficulty thinking of what menu to cook. All I know is to repeat only those that you've mentioned, including adobo (pork/chicken marinated in vinegar, soy sauce, garlic and pepper).
• Marion, Kansas
21 Jun 10
I find that I do eat a greater variety of foods now than I did when my kids were growing up. Of course, I have a different husband and he has more adventuresome taste in food so we eat more things. Congratulations on making your lasagna.
20 Jun 10
base from my experience, our taste buds change or we crave for more food once we get out already. for example when we are at grades school we always rely on our mothers cooking. so we tend to crave on adobo, sinigang and other recipes that our mother cooks. when we are teens and we are high school there are times that can no longer eat lunch at home so we tend to explore at the cafeteria or at the carenderia outside the school. specially when we are at college we tend to eat on much cozzy places thats why our taste buds changes. i guess it has good effect on you for you explored also and grow in a good way. my wife makes lasagna too and it taste good.
• Garden Grove, California
20 Jun 10
hi eileen I think its more that our tastes get more refined 'and more sophisticated and thats good as it lets us explore different kinds of good foods from all over the world. I love Chinese and italian and good old American favorites too. As a diabetic and a person with high blood pressure I have to not eat any salt. So I learned to use a whole slew of different seasonings and my food all tastes so much better too., I love spaghetti and meatballs, and plain spaghetti with lots of seasoned tomato sauce on it too. Also I love to cook a roast with carrots and onions and garlic, and basil too, and add some tomato at the last moment.I also used to make Ratatouille with eggplant,tomatoes, green peppers and onions too. so good and easy to make too.
20 Jun 10
Good on you. The thing I noticed about eating in the Philippines was it seemed all the same. There was the variety of viand like you mentioned but it was the same style 3 times a day. I bought a toaster when I was there and had some toast and marmalade for breakfast to make a change. It was too much of a culture shock to eat rice for 3 meals. Here we usually just have cereal and toast for breakfast and a sandwich snack for lunch and one main meal a day in the evenings. This main meal still had to be different seven nights a week with a mix of potato, pasta, rice and the potato can be either boiled, mashed, baked, roasted, fried as fry's. Rice here is maybe one night each week with a curry or Chinese style meal. We eat far too much meat here and I noticed that 1 serve of meat here would serve a whole family as a viand in the Philippines. I do enjoy the rice there as it is much tastier than you can get here. All and all I think in the Philippines, you do eat better than we do in the west. While we enjoy one big main meal we generally can't afford to have 3 hot cooked meals every day. Keep up your culinary expertise.