Try a New Food More Than Once
I don't know about you, but in my experience trying a new food isn't always love at first bite. Sometimes I have to taste a wild plant, or a cultivated plant for that matter, several times before my taste buds adjust. And other times I simply need to locate a better-tasting sample.
For example, as I wrote about last year, I have tasted the fruit of Black Chokeberry (Aronia melanocarpa, pictured here) many times and found it hardly worth swallowing. Then, last summer, I found a delicious crop of juicy fruit and proceeded to gather several pounds. What I didn't eat fresh over the next few days, I stashed in my freezer to enjoy over the coming months. The fruit of Black Chokeberry is one food I'm glad I didn't give up on after my first few tastes.
Have you had a similar experience with a new food? Share your stories in the comments below.