Food for thought.  

000TBoy 42M
75 posts
6/26/2006 9:06 am

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6/28/2006 4:18 am

Food for thought.

Morning all.

Hope you had a great weekend and the Monday blues have passed.

I'm finally recovering from a fantastic weekend boozing, belly laughing and barbecuing my way around our capital with various excellent friends.

I've mostly been drinking Guinness, wine and sangria oh and a couple of gin and tonics on the pontoon of a marina in beautiful sunshine!

I had two separate conversations with people about the effects of different types of alcohol on different people. one was a with my friend at the marina who can't drink gin - even one tipple will lead to her dissolving into tears - poor love! The other was with my friend who was enjoying one of a plethora of pints of Guinness with me. We were saying how cool Guinness is because you get "Sunday afternoon pissed" instead of rowdy "Wife beating Stella pissed!"

These are concepts that I have found before when I was working in the pub trade often whilst observing some kind of disreputable behaviour.

This lead me to thinking about food and beverage preferences. I'm really into my food and drink and love most things. Some things are acquired tastes though. Which is what I want to challenge you with.

I can't remember the first time I encountered "They", but "They" do know a lot. i once read that it takes ten times for a specific taste to register on the palate. So think about that next time you say you don't like something. Don't you? Or is it just an unfamiliar taste?
I'm very much of the opinion that for most things it is better to like or appreciate them rather than to dislike them. It's more positive. I also wonder why if so many other people like and enjoy things, then why don't I?

As a result of this I actively like to try new things - not necessarily of a gastronomic nature!! When I was in the pub trade I still hadn't acquired the taste taste for olives. Now we used to sell a lot of marinated olives for People to nibble on whilst supping on there chosen tipple. As a result of this we kept a large bowl of olives at the waiter's station to easily facilitate their dispense. I popped one into my mouth as I walked by once just to see what it was about them that I didn't like about them (don't worry, I licked my fingers first), I couldn't put my finger on it so continued to pinch one every now and then as i walked by the bowl. With time I came to realise that I actually enjoyed the olives and have continued to do so to this day.

This leads me to my proposition to you today. Find something edible or quaffable that you are unsure of or actively dislike, let me know what it is and start on the road to enjoying this week. Let me know how you get on!!

I promise I'll try with Bacardi again! It's the only booze left that I dislike!

Have fun in the kitchen! a very sexy room I find. Don't forget to use your hands as much as possible! MMmmmmmmmmm! sticky sexy food play!!!

Let me know if you want to come round and get saucy!! Last week in London for a while.

Have a great week people and thanks for dropping
by.

000TBoy X


angelofmercy5 58F
17881 posts
6/26/2006 10:13 am

I have to say I agree that the kitchen is a sexy place! I'm not so sure about trying something that I don't like.....such as olives! I really don't like them. I don't like salad dressing either. And I absolutely hate beer. Ok....maybe I'll try one swallow of beer again.......and if I gag, I'm going to hold you responsible. lol


000TBoy 42M
194 posts
6/26/2006 11:36 am

Well you're jus going to have to organise one amber - they come highly recommended. Or pop over and join in one of mine. BBQ in wimbledon saturday?!


000TBoy 42M
194 posts
6/26/2006 11:48 am

    Quoting angelofmercy5:
    I have to say I agree that the kitchen is a sexy place! I'm not so sure about trying something that I don't like.....such as olives! I really don't like them. I don't like salad dressing either. And I absolutely hate beer. Ok....maybe I'll try one swallow of beer again.......and if I gag, I'm going to hold you responsible. lol
I hope I don't make you gag angel - but if you will gobble things down too greedily!!

I usually find that the 3 swig rule works on the odd occasion when I can't face a beer. Three big gulps from the first pint without taking the glass from your mouth usually gets me back into teh swing.

With you on the salad too, I sometimes like to eat it undressed too! Especially the celery makes a lovely tickling stick!


geminiwarrior 57F

6/26/2006 2:54 pm

Love my food the only thing i can't tolerate is bananas...I've tried I really have, but the smell makes me heave. Took me years to acquire a taste for advocadoes now I love them. I have a large breakfast bar in my kitchen, great for food play!
Where are you off to? Just found you and you're off already. Ah well! story of my life.
Happy Nibbles


000TBoy 42M
194 posts
6/26/2006 4:10 pm

    Quoting geminiwarrior:
    Love my food the only thing i can't tolerate is bananas...I've tried I really have, but the smell makes me heave. Took me years to acquire a taste for advocadoes now I love them. I have a large breakfast bar in my kitchen, great for food play!
    Where are you off to? Just found you and you're off already. Ah well! story of my life.
    Happy Nibbles
Don't panic gemini! I'm not off anywhere.

Bananas aren't my favourite fruit....unless they're served luvingly!!! Love them in a smoothie tho! Just how sturdy is your breakfast bar by the way? will it take a good pounding or is it more a gentle kneading and light frothing kind of a breakfast bar??!! x


000TBoy 42M
194 posts
6/28/2006 4:18 am

    Quoting sweetbabydee07:
    Y'know, just why does Stella have that reputation? Me and all my mates drink it to excess rather frequently (our pub quiz team is The Wifebeaters, gets a few funny looks when only the girls turn up to quiz!) but we've never been known to get violent. Are we doing something wrong? Drinking it too slowly or something? At the wrong temperature maybe?

    And I can't stand Guinness, I'm sure I must have tried it more than ten times, but eeeuughhh! And olives, urkk! Love sushi though, and the thought of that used to make me want to heave...
I guess that as food and drink combined with people is like a chemistry set and different strokes affect different folks accordingly. Stella is a Premium(??! never tried English, Trappist or Czech beer then 5% "Wifebeating") rather than a Session(got to love them calling the one you can drink more of that 3ish% "Cooking") So people get drunk quicker. In my experience in pubs Stella doesn't always make people aggressive - but often very boisterous.

One could argue that all alcohol does this, and Stella is unfairly maligned. There is no smoke without fire too, maybe it's a case of "They said", I think really it is applied to all the premium beers. Cheers anyway!


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