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Do you ever say yes to things in your life? Do you take chances or step outside of your comfort zone? I do, but honestly, I haven’t always been that way! In fact, I used to be a “play it safe” kind of person, especially when it came to food.
Growing up, I lived in an extremely small town with very limited food options, so there weren’t many opportunities to try new foods. The options simply weren’t there. Even if they were, I don’t know if I would have taken advantage of them or not. I never remember eating anything extremely adventurous, or foods that would be considered “outside of the box” when I was younger.
Fast forward to 2008. I moved from my small town in Appalachia to Lexington, Kentucky aka the “Horse Capital of the World.” There are many options, regarding food, and lots of restaurants, especially ones that are locally owned. In 2016, Lexington was ranked as one of the top 100 foodie cities in the United States. Most recently, it was also named one of the top five most underrated food cities of the South.
So, having a palate that craved burgers, fries, chicken tenders, etc (you get the idea) just simply wouldn’t do living in a foodie city like I do. It got rather repetitive and boring. Granted, the food scene in Lexington has recently been booming, and is vastly different now than in comparison to what it was in 2008, but there were still so many options I never tried.
I married a Los Angeles boy, who will eat almost anything (well, except for bananas and coconut). He was always willing to try foods at least once. I, on the other hand, was a lot more hesitant and unwilling. He would always ask me to try something new that he was eating, because he said he knew I would like it (I didn’t believe him at the time, but since I started saying yes, I realized how right he really was!)