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Are there foods you married into?

Things you'd never had until you met your S/O and learned about through their family? DH's family has a lot of southern roots, so there were quite a few that were completely foreign to me before I met him.

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Asked by NotPanicking at 9:13 PM on Apr. 30, 2011 in Food & Drink

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  • My Hubby is Sicilian so there were foods I NEVER ate before but knew about. I eat most of them now. Except for snails. I will make them for him but I just CANT eat them!

    Answer by vbruno at 9:14 PM on Apr. 30, 2011

  • YESSSSS! I was raised that mushrooms, onions, and garlic were gross, borderline evil and ruined anything and everything they were put into. Now they go into nearly every soup, sauce, etc we eat. Also I was raised on jarred pasta sauce, whatever brand was on sale. My hubby makes it from scratch and ohhh gosh it's so different!!! lol

    Answer by hibbingmom at 9:15 PM on Apr. 30, 2011

  • What a great question! I didn't marry into anything weird, but I did marry into some new preps...

    In my husband's family all of the boys worked at the local pizzeria in high school. My DH was the youngest; he worked there through HS and college. They had pizza from there every Sunday night since BEFORE They guys started working there, and learned how to make homemade pizza dough and whatnot from the owner. So we now have homemade pizza every Sunday night.

    My DH's family is from NEPA (Northeast Pennsylvania - nearish to Scranton), and they have these Welsh Cookies that you cook in a frying pan. They are like sugar cookies, kind of, with currants or raisins in them, and sugared when they are done. Of course I had to learn how to cook them, and they are a staple of our Christmas cookie tray now.

    Answer by KateDinVA at 9:20 PM on Apr. 30, 2011

  • Yes. I'm from Eastern New Mexico, originally, so I grew up in the desert. When DH and I got married, I thought seafood was Long John Silver's! LOL. DH had lived in New Orleans for a year with his uncle, and had ate really good seafood. But, as I told him, in my defense, there aren't any oceans around the deserts of New Mexico. LOL. That, and lots of spicy foods, I'd never eaten before. After 23 years, I think I've just about tried everything he liked before we got married.

    Answer by cbk_mom3 at 9:25 PM on Apr. 30, 2011

  • Not really. My man will eat anything as long as he doesn't have to cook!

    Answer by emmyandlisa at 9:30 PM on Apr. 30, 2011

  • I didn't but my husband did. We are both from Texas but I have one set of Norwegian grandparents. He had never eaten lefse or rommegrot. Parsnips were foreign to him. Mostly Norwegian cultural foods. He most assuredly HATES lutefisk...don't ask. It's hideous. I hated it as a kid, I hate it now.

    Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 9:37 PM on Apr. 30, 2011

  • He most assuredly HATES lutefisk

    Doesn't everyone?

    Comment by NotPanicking (original poster) at 11:27 PM on Apr. 30, 2011

  • What is wrong with lutefisk????

    My dh married into that one and think it smells like moldy socks but we love it!

    Answer by spottedpony at 11:35 PM on Apr. 30, 2011

  • He most assuredly HATES lutefisk

    Doesn't everyone?

    Hahaha - that is EXACTLY what I thought when I read that answer!

    Answer by KateDinVA at 8:04 AM on May. 1, 2011

  • yeah i grew up making strawberry shortcake with angel food cake and my bf makes his with warm biscuits and its pretty good but i still like the angel food cake better

    Answer by martinsmom2008 at 2:08 PM on May. 1, 2011

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