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(Yahoo)   Scientists at the No Shiat Sherlock Institute for Health discover that putting sugar on vegetables makes kids eat them more   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 40
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2013-02-15 11:55:14 PM  
That wouldn't have worked with me and broccoli or brussell sprouts.
 
2013-02-16 12:22:52 AM  
A fair percentage of people taste bitter far more intensely than your normal person.  These people don't like the taste of alcohol, chocolate, and especially vegetables.

/such people should be removed from the gene pool
 
2013-02-16 01:32:50 AM  
Adding some brown sugar when you cook your vegetables is actually a great way to add just a little bit of sweetness.
 
2013-02-16 03:18:23 AM  
Yes, I believe it's called salad dressing.
 
2013-02-16 04:49:58 AM  
salad dressing and bacon bits and cheese and bacon bits and cheese and bacon bits.
yes i am fat.
 
2013-02-16 04:53:15 AM  
My mom bought those little coins that went into Lego treasure chests and hid them in me and my sister's brussell sprouts. As avid Lego fans, we devoured them sprouts looking for Lego related treasure.
 
2013-02-16 04:53:27 AM  
Seriously parents, if you want your kids to eat vegetables cook them well. It wasn't until college did I eat most vegetables because I childhood experience with broccoli and such was being forced to eat them from frozen packages that were nuked into bitter, rubbery husks. Mixing them with other ingredients is a good idea too.
 
2013-02-16 05:05:54 AM  

LaBlueSkuld: My mom bought those little coins that went into Lego treasure chests and hid them in me and my sister's brussell sprouts. As avid Lego fans, we devoured them sprouts looking for Lego related treasure.


What'd she do when she knew she'd put some into the food but you didn't find it? Cuz you know that happened.
 
2013-02-16 05:16:45 AM  
Well, you could try the 'ol landing the airplane deal with the little ones. For us, it wasn't so effective. But for some reason when we "named" the broccoli after their cousins (who they rarely see), they really took to it! Also,

Nebulious: Seriously parents, if you want your kids to eat vegetables cook them well. It wasn't until college did I eat most vegetables because I childhood experience with broccoli and such was being forced to eat them from frozen packages that were nuked into bitter, rubbery husks. Mixing them with other ingredients is a good idea too.


I am still dealing with a lingering hatred of those evil little cabbage looking things. I think they are called Brussels sprouts. Nasty things for sure, imao
 
2013-02-16 05:35:59 AM  
I bit the bullet and tried some Brussels sprouts this week for the first time since I was a boy. My mother came from the "boil them to a gloopy mess" school of vegetable cuisine and they would taste bitter and smell awful.

I lightly brushed them with olive oil and crushed garlic and roasted them. They were fantastic. I can't believe what I've been missing out on for all these years.
 
2013-02-16 05:38:04 AM  

Sgygus: A fair percentage of people taste bitter far more intensely than your normal person.  These people don't like the taste of alcohol, chocolate, and especially vegetables.

/such people should be removed from the gene pool


Spoken like a true disciple of Satan.

Everyone knows that broccoli is a tool of the devil.
 
2013-02-16 05:56:11 AM  
Sure lets just teach kids that you cant eat veggies without covering them with sugar, hell most kids these days wont eat breakfast cereal that's not 99% sugar may as well do this to them as well.
 
2013-02-16 05:59:33 AM  
It's how you cook it. The Chinese can make any vegetable tastes good.

/mom didn't use MSG if that's what you're thinking
 
2013-02-16 06:05:28 AM  

Gyrfalcon: Sgygus: A fair percentage of people taste bitter far more intensely than your normal person.  These people don't like the taste of alcohol, chocolate, and especially vegetables.

/such people should be removed from the gene pool

Spoken like a true disciple of Satan.

Everyone knows that broccoli is a tool of the devil.


Try sugar on buttered egg noodles. Simple sugar on concentrated complex sugar (starch). A glycemic thermo-nuke that equals a pint of agave nectar in one slug.
 
2013-02-16 06:10:53 AM  
tkwasny: glycemic thermo-nuke

Muahaha, thanks.  Another fine weapon for my armory of evil.
 
2013-02-16 06:44:47 AM  
I don't get the whole "kids won't eat veggies" thing. If you get them eating veggies from the day they're on solids you won't have problems. The only parents I know who have problems are lazy as fark and too busy to actually make an effort feeding their kids decent food. I know one family, their kid will ONLY eat raw pasta with tomato sauce - and they ALLOW it.. "Oh, no matter what we do he won't anything else..". WTF.

Here's an idea, send him to bed without dinner once or twice, i bet his attitude changes..
 
2013-02-16 06:56:36 AM  
With me it was always salt. Not much, just a pinch. Now that I'm older and my tastes have mature, I like doing what brings out the natural flavor of whatever I'm cooking. Unfortunately, most of the stuff served up in grocery stores has been modified to be bigger but lose all the flavor.
 
2013-02-16 07:18:58 AM  
I hate the taste of every veggie. I can tolerate fruit, but it's just as bad for you. The person who invents a carrot that tastest like a hamburger is going to be the richest individual in the world.
 
2013-02-16 07:24:48 AM  

Wolf892: I hate the taste of every veggie. I can tolerate fruit, but it's just as bad for you. The person who invents a carrot that tastest like a hamburger is going to be the richest individual in the world.


With me its been texture more than taste thats a problem, slimy over cooked boiled veggies trigger my gag reflex.
 
2013-02-16 07:33:42 AM  

Oldiron_79: Wolf892: I hate the taste of every veggie. I can tolerate fruit, but it's just as bad for you. The person who invents a carrot that tastest like a hamburger is going to be the richest individual in the world.

With me its been texture more than taste thats a problem, slimy over cooked boiled veggies trigger my gag reflex.


texture is important as well...I can't swallow a brussel sprout without choking it up in green frothy vomit...it's just so mushy and gross....
 
2013-02-16 07:42:42 AM  

Sgygus: A fair percentage of people taste bitter far more intensely than your normal person.  These people don't like the taste of alcohol, chocolate, and especially vegetables.

/such people should be removed from the gene pool


You people are called "nontasters" and you can keep those revolting vegetables to yourselves.   http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn6668-genetic-variation-gives-a- t aste-for-alcohol.html

/there are people who don't like chocolate?
 
2013-02-16 07:56:48 AM  
I like to get a big bowl of Brussels sprouts and pour milk over them and add about half a cup of sugar and eat them cold like breakfast cereal.
 
2013-02-16 07:56:53 AM  

Sgygus: A fair percentage of people taste bitter far more intensely than your normal person.  These people don't like the taste of alcohol, chocolate, and especially vegetables.

/such people should be removed from the gene pool


And how would you recommend that I remove myself?

/beer tastes farking AWFUL! Coffee too.
 
2013-02-16 08:07:43 AM  
I eat my peas with honey;
I've done it all my life.
It makes the peas taste funny,
But it keeps them on the knife.
- Anonymous
 
2013-02-16 08:33:37 AM  

Baryogenesis: Sgygus: A fair percentage of people taste bitter far more intensely than your normal person.  These people don't like the taste of alcohol, chocolate, and especially vegetables.

/such people should be removed from the gene pool

You people are called "nontasters" and you can keep those revolting vegetables to yourselves.   http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn6668-genetic-variation-gives-a- t aste-for-alcohol.html

/there are people who don't like chocolate?


I believe they are refering to dark chocolate rather than milk chocolate on that one.
 
2013-02-16 09:25:37 AM  

Wolf892: I hate the taste of every veggie. I can tolerate fruit, but it's just as bad for you. The person who invents a carrot that tastest like a hamburger is going to be the richest individual in the world.


just imagine teh carrot tastes like an orange!
 
2013-02-16 09:28:11 AM  
I was raised in the 60's, in the South by a large and wonderful black lady named Australia. I never ate a vegetable that wasn't cooked with a scoop of sugar and a couple of table spoons of bacon fat. (mmmm green beans with a whole ham hock)

I still fry my cabbage with some bacon grease.
 
2013-02-16 09:33:13 AM  
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In a most delightful way!
 
2013-02-16 09:34:36 AM  

Baryogenesis: Sgygus: A fair percentage of people taste bitter far more intensely than your normal person.  These people don't like the taste of alcohol, chocolate, and especially vegetables.

/such people should be removed from the gene pool

You people are called "nontasters" and you can keep those revolting vegetables to yourselves.   http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn6668-genetic-variation-gives-a- t aste-for-alcohol.html

/there are people who don't like chocolate?


This would make sense for my wife. She prefers sweet foods, hates bitter things, and is hypersensitive when I cook with wine or booze... I've always thought her sense of taste was just messed up since the day she told me dark chocolate tasted too "sweet" and milk chocolate had a more bitter taste which is why she liked milk chocolate better.

Fascinating article; thank you.
 
2013-02-16 09:42:55 AM  

Acharne: LaBlueSkuld: My mom bought those little coins that went into Lego treasure chests and hid them in me and my sister's brussell sprouts. As avid Lego fans, we devoured them sprouts looking for Lego related treasure.

What'd she do when she knew she'd put some into the food but you didn't find it? Cuz you know that happened.


Oh he'd still find it. 12 hours later. In the toilet. That said, who intentionally puts small pieces of what I guess is plastic in their childs food? That sounds like an awful idea.
 
2013-02-16 09:48:27 AM  
I used to despise the taste of green beans so my folks let me put barbecue sauce on them to mask the flavor.

/come to think of it, I still hate the taste of green beans.
 
2013-02-16 09:59:52 AM  
Brussels sprouts are great, they're natures perfect little butter delivery devices.  Slice them in half, coat with oil and bake for about 30 minutes at 350F.  After that through them in a pan with butter and a little garlic.  Cook over med-low heat for 5-10 minutes.  They should be soft, but not mushy and should absorb most of the butter.  It's also delicious with olive oil instead of butter if you want to mix it up.
 
2013-02-16 10:46:56 AM  
When I was a kid broccoli & cheese was one of my favorite foods.

/hate sugary veggies
//glazed carrots are a waste of perfectly tasty carrots...they're already sweet FFS
 
2013-02-16 11:17:26 AM  

powhound: I am still dealing with a lingering hatred of those evil little cabbage looking things. I think they are called Brussels sprouts. Nasty things for sure, imao


Don't worry: there is nothing to be done for them, or for their wretched smell.
 
2013-02-16 11:21:15 AM  
Huh... yeah, I remember being a kid - snorting pixie dust. Eating a pound of chocolate in one go if my parents weren't looking. A farking sugar cube was delicious.

Now I can't eat a donut without getting heartburn. Vegetables are my friends and carrots - CARROTS - are one of the sweeter things I eat. A spoonful of sugar would taste more like burning.

I make up for it with hot sauce, rare meat, and things like mushrooms and eggplant, that I NEVER would eat as a kid.

Tastes change.
 
2013-02-16 02:13:33 PM  

Igor Jakovsky: Acharne: LaBlueSkuld: My mom bought those little coins that went into Lego treasure chests and hid them in me and my sister's brussell sprouts. As avid Lego fans, we devoured them sprouts looking for Lego related treasure.

What'd she do when she knew she'd put some into the food but you didn't find it? Cuz you know that happened.

Oh he'd still find it. 12 hours later. In the toilet. That said, who intentionally puts small pieces of what I guess is plastic in their childs food? That sounds like an awful idea.


Remember those 'Money cakes' from a birthday? You'll NEVER see that again. Not in modern times. In Canada they were a big deal when the loonie was introduced. 'OMFG TIMMY! YOU FOUND A LOONIE WITH YOUR TEETH! AWWWWWW LUCKY!!!'
 
2013-02-16 03:58:21 PM  
Putting a vegetable product on a vegetable?
I'm OK with that.
 
2013-02-16 04:14:29 PM  
Sgygus: A fair percentage of people taste bitter far more intensely than your normal person.  These people don't like the taste of alcohol, chocolate, and especially vegetables. Such people should be removed from the gene pool.

ajGeek: And how would you recommend that I remove myself?

Massive amounts of cannabinoids is what I am trying, without success thus far.
 
2013-02-16 06:46:30 PM  
Chicken nuggets is like my family.
 
2013-02-17 04:13:57 AM  

ERNesbitt: Baryogenesis: Sgygus: A fair percentage of people taste bitter far more intensely than your normal person.  These people don't like the taste of alcohol, chocolate, and especially vegetables.

/such people should be removed from the gene pool

You people are called "nontasters" and you can keep those revolting vegetables to yourselves.   http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn6668-genetic-variation-gives-a- t aste-for-alcohol.html

/there are people who don't like chocolate?

This would make sense for my wife. She prefers sweet foods, hates bitter things, and is hypersensitive when I cook with wine or booze... I've always thought her sense of taste was just messed up since the day she told me dark chocolate tasted too "sweet" and milk chocolate had a more bitter taste which is why she liked milk chocolate better.

Fascinating article; thank you.


I enjoy combining a little snark with some cool links.  I guess that's why I come to fark.
 
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