“Picky eaters make some troubling adults” so I’ve heard. All my life I’ve been that girl. No cheese, please and thank you. Over time we become open, to at least trying things once before saying we don’t like it.
When I was 22 I had this itch of getting into the restaurant industry which provides flexible scheduling. Who would've thought along with the flexibility it opened my mind to trying new foods, taking me out my comfort zone which has helped me expand in other areas. Being picky is nothing wrong with it, just calls for viewing a menu before agreeing to an invitation, sometimes calling to see if the kitchen is flexible in terms of modifying and then, this habit falls into every aspect of life.
Sucking oysters from its shell, the younger version of myself would've never seen this happening by far. However, this is all part of the development stages of growing the best parts of your tongue. The parts in which we get a hint of sweet, salty, sour, bitter. Once I began in the industry my sips of wine were prolonged for true enjoyment, well that's a lie. More like when I turned 24 enjoying the taste of things suddenly changed because it wasn't about getting "drunk" or sticking to what I know, it became I want to try this and this gives me notes of strawberries, a little citrus or super smooth, I like this.
They say you can tell a lot by a women by what she drinks ... What is your drink of choose and what do you usually pair it with? if you had to create one signature cocktail what would it be? even if its a mocktail (non alcoholic) duh. My drink of choose is always red wine preferably fuller body with steak or burgers. If I'm going with a rose which is all spring and summer long I'd pair that with a salad, maybe a chicken sandwich would say lighter fare items on a menu. I love a good prosecco or champagne and those babies go with anything my heart desire, sorry not sorry there is no right or wrong way to enjoy bubbles. For me at least.
The growth in becoming more articulate in knowing what you want in your glass is so interesting, how it changes your food chooses on dates/dinners/gatherings etc. The experience of knowing that if you're going to have fish - lets say cod, with steamed broccoli and baked potatoes ask for a glass of white wine. Once I gained the knowledge of pairing my whole experience of going out has changed my character in many ways over the last 6 years. I hope if you're growing your palate like I have over time, you become as open as possible and try everything AT LEAST ONCE. Taste the regions, and we shall discover more together if you love/ appreciate wine like I do.
As always with lots of love and bubbly,
In honor of my stepdad : "The world is your ocean navigate it wisely" - William Morrison