How Do You Acquire a Taste Without Tasting?

November 8, 2004

As long as I can remember, I've had a couple of odd tastes -- I don't like ketchup and I don't like coffee. Aside from a taste every few years to make sure, I never eat these things.

Then a month or two ago I discovered that I like cappuchino, and I've since added mochas to the list. A few weeks ago at the Oregon I decided to try ketchup on my fries. Instead of finding it disgustingly vinegary, now I like the stuff.

Now, I realize that both of these foods are "acquired tastes." But I always thought you had to taste the food to acquire the taste.

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