I was talking with a friend today about their Thanksgiving holiday and they told me that they had oyster stuffing with their meal. And so I said I never had oyster stuffing and then they said that I could try some of their leftovers.
Now this scared me. I’ve never eaten oysters and how do you tell a friend you are afraid of something like an oyster? So I put on a brave face and I said I’d be glad to try some of the stuffing, but I insisted it shouldn’t be too much.
Out came some nice hot oyster stuffing. It was brown. It had stuff in it. It smelled sort of salty. I instantly panicked. But my friend was so positive that I’d enjoy it that I did what a person has to do sometimes and I stalwartly popped a bit of the brown stuff into my face.
I said ” I taste something like salty mushrooms”. My friend said that was the oysters. I said ” Are you sure? Cause it tastes like salty mushrooms.” My friend laughed and said “It’s the oysters!”
If that is true then I ate oysters! I’m still not at all sure that oysters and turkey go together now that I’ve eaten oyster stuffing, but I can’t say that it was the worst stuff I’ve ever eaten. Vegemite is the worst stuff. This oyster stuff was just like stuffing with a fishy taste and a salty mushroom flavor.
So since I’m so brave I get to ask a question…What do you enjoy eating that might be considered an acquired taste?