We never had brussel sprouts at our house when I was growing up. In fact, I don't think I tried one until I was twenty two. They were overcooked and didn't leave much of an impression on me. I've had them off and on since then but didn't develop a strong liking for it.
Over the past few weeks, they have come into season and I decided to try them again. Now, I'm obsessed. I keep thinking of that unique taste - sometimes I think it tastes like medicine or some chemical, but other times its sort of sweet. So strange. I've had them three times in the past ten days and I'll be going to get more tomorrow. I wouldn't mind having some as a snack right now.
I never looked them up before and I only had a vague idea that they were a healthy food. In my mind, I thought they grew as tiny little individuals and I imagined rows and rows of them. Imagine my surprise when I went to look for some photos of them.
In this house of four, we have two lovers and two haters of this vegetable. Of course, the kids are the haters but thats too bad, we're having it again tomorrow. Richard likes it but keeps hinting that I should overcook them a little.
So where do you stand? Lover or hater?