Something new

by Nick
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Published on: August 15, 2010

Any of my friend’s (and my mom) would tell you, I am a picky eater.  Which is actually one of the reasons I started this site as well.  I figure, how can I review places when there is so many things out there that I am currently unwilling to try?  Which brings the question, why should you trust me to review a place if I refuse to eat half of what is on their menu?  Well the answer will come in two parts. 

First of all, I am pushing myself to try new things.  The more I find out about food, the more fascinated I get and the more I want to try.  If humans have been eating these things for hundreds of years and seem to be doing alright for themselves, why can’t I?  There is a certain level of difficulty in getting over prejudices when it comes to trying new things and I am sure there are many things that I will probably just never try.  Snails, really?  Be honest with yourself, there are things out there that you will never try as well, unless you are a REALLY adventurous eater, in which case send me an email, I would love to add your point of view to my blog. 

HotandSourThis weekend for instance, my girlfriend wanted to go to a new Chinese food place.  I had read a little  about them and they supposedly had a really good hot and sour soup.  I will write a review on the place soon, but for now I want to focus on my dedication to the food experience.  A year ago, heck even a few weeks ago, I wouldn’t have touched the stuff, not really my kind of thing.  But why not?  What was in it that was so bad?  All mental, so I tried it and much to my surprise, given there were several elements within the soup I normally would have avoided, I tried it all.  On top of that, I enjoyed it.  So here is to trying new things. 

Like I mentioned a second ago, there are things that I will just not eat, I know that.  As much as I hate to admit it, eggs, I just can’t do it.  I’ve tried, several times.  I even tried the egg drop soup this weekend.  I could appreciate it for what it was, even if I didn’t really enjoy the soup myself.  With that said, it’s not just my opinion anymore.  I have a lot of friends who enjoy food just as much as I do.  I have begun enlisting their help in my reviews for those things that I am not as familiar with.  I want to make sure to find people who are on the same level as I am, so that I’m not bringing in opinions that are contradictory to what I feel.

In the end, part of the experience is trying something new and that is what I intend to do.  Move out of my comfort zone, experience the world in food. 

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