What so many people forget or may not even realize is that our eating begins in the womb. Before we are even born, the tastes our mothers feed us are our first experiences with food. So often I have seen young children love the foods their moms ate and craved during their pregnancy.
Once we are born, it can be years before we make our own food selections, but the likes and dislikes start early. Not to say these can’t and won’t change as our palettes and exposure to food develop and expand, but some stay forever. Then there are those phenomenon some people are born with.
The most obvious is how some people taste the flavor of cilantro (coriander in some countries). While many adore the flavor, it’s zesty and citrusy, and adds an extra level of flavor that is gravely missed if not included, other people taste it as soapy! They feel like a little kid who just used a bad word on the playground and had their mouth washed out. This is not opinion and can’t be changed or denied.
This is a great example of how there are no rules to eating, there are no rights and wrongs, it’s our birthright to like and dislike foods and flavors and it starts before we can even see the world!