Papaya Update

Generally, there are few foods I won’t eat. That’s excluding unconventional or uncommon stuff like offal or bugs.

I hate tuna fish but I would eat it if I was a guest at someone’s house and that was what they offered. I don’t like yellow mustard or tarragon — which are more like flavors than foods. But if I get a sandwich with mustard or something in a restaurant has tarragon, I’ll eat it. I don’t like scallops but that’s because scallops don’t like me. I guess it’s the fat in them (?) but they give me terrible indigestion.

I can’t think of anything else right now.

One food I do not like is papaya. I don’t even like to be in the same room as papaya. I think it smells gross.

When I was a teenager I was in Hawaii with my family and we were on an inter-island flight and I made a terrible face and said: I smell papaya.

We were flying over a papaya orchard.

When I tell people this story they tell me: You were in a plane. You couldn’t possibly smell that.

I could.

Recently it occurred to me that I am a grown-ass woman and that perhaps I like papaya now. I haven’t tried it in decades. Maybe this is a delightful treat that I will regret not eating for so many years.

So while I was at my folks in CA this past weekend I bought a papaya. Even as I peeled it, I made a face. I tried a bite and then made a face like my tongue needed to be scraped and bleached.

Conclusion: I still hate papaya.

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One Response to Papaya Update

  1. Darren Freire says:

    I used to hate Brussels Sprouts (Russell Sprouts) but now I crave them 2 or more times a week. I still cannot and will not eat Mac and Cheese. I think that comes from being a child of Divorce and my mom was on Food Stamps and got that boxed mac and cheese. I guess it is in my subconscious and think mac and cheese is low class. I can eat cheese on burgers or nachos.
    I think I like papaya? Mango is not my fav. Ohhh Peas I can stand ONCE a year and green beans maybe 3 times a year. Mexicorn is the best. I have been on this diet and burnt out on ANY smoothie with a banana.

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