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A question for people who know about this kind of thing

B3B3 Posts: 24,490
edited November 2021 in The potting shed
There's Marmite. Some people love it and some hate it. There is nothing you can do with marmite to make a hater like it.
Sprouts. Same. No matter what amazing Christmas recipes, there is nothing you can do to make a sprout hater find them palatable.
Parsnips. Same
In case you're interested. I love sprouts, like marmite and can't abide parsnips  ( I would rather eat kippers with strawberry jam)
In London. Keen but lazy.


  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 28,847
    I once made a parsnip and orange cake and nobody guessed what the "secret" ingredient was tho they loved the cake.  We love them - roast, baked, souped, tray baked with other root veg....

    OH loves them but I can't abide sprouts and even the hens didn't nibble them when the got under the netting and scoffed my salads, Savoy cabbage, cavolo nero, PSB and curly kale babies.

    Marmite is not what it used to be.
    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 33,757
    sprouts , I can take or leave. 
    marmite, boke
    Parsnips, I'll have any that are unwanted. I LOVE them
  • WoodgreenWoodgreen Posts: 1,273
    It must be in our genes.
    I have the sprout gene, but not the Marmite one. 
    I have the parsnip toleration gene.....
  • WoodgreenWoodgreen Posts: 1,273
    Just realised I answered under false pretences.
    I know nothing about this sort of thing.
  • ErgatesErgates Posts: 2,075
    What’s the question? Sprouts are my favourite vegetable. I don’t have parsnips very often, never bother to cook them for myself apart from at Christmas, as OH wont eat them. I also enjoy Marmite, on toast, in cheese sandwiches, or on toast with mashed avocado on top. Yum.
  • I love ‘em all …. this week’s potage de la maison … lightly spiced creamy parsnip soup 😋 
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  • pansyfacepansyface Posts: 21,573
    I firmly believe that the foods that we like or dislike are established in early childhood by our parents’ likes and dislikes.

    I remember a young woman and her infant daughter coming to stay with me and my parents once. My mother prepared the breakfast. As the food was being served up, the young woman said “Oh, she won’t eat that, she doesn’t like it.” My mother, ever the epitome of tact said “Nonsense” and began to feed this child the offending food. The child took one look at the determined expression on my mother’s face and ate the stuff without a word. “Nice?” said my mother. Nodded approval from child. The next morning she ate her breakfast without any problem.

    The young woman seemed not much amused to have been gainsaid. I dare say, when they left she told the child that she really didn’t like it, did she? and reverted to the old ways.
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
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  • B3B3 Posts: 24,490
    What I don't get it is: sprouts ,to me, are little Savoy cabbages.  OH will eat the cabbage but not the sprouts.
    I read somewhere that coriander tastes like soap to some people. I can get a hint of soap, but I like the taste.
    I can see how chrysanthemums smell like cat's pee to some people but I love the smell and that acrid geranium smell and sauvignon  blanc.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • B3B3 Posts: 24,490
    The question is why. @Ergates
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • B3B3 Posts: 24,490
    @Obelixx. You wouldn't get your parsnip cake past me😊
    In London. Keen but lazy.
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