One of my first memories of rejection comes from Food.
All my life I have been exposed to food from different cultures. Most of you know from previous posts that my mother is Filipino, and my father is Italian-Australian, so our kitchen reflected that. I remember when I was younger, my Mum had cooked some amazing Filipino dish, and some of my friends refused to even taste it. I felt like they were rejecting me, because it was part of my culture, and something that my mother had lovingly prepared. Of course, when you are little - it's quite normal to reject a lot of things when it comes to food - but growing up traveling the world really exposed me to different types of cuisine. There was no food that I would reject.
For a little while I remember being ashamed of Filipino food. I never revealed this to my mum, or anyone in fact. I remember hoping that when friends came over that mum wouldn't cook Filipino food for dinner that night, even though I loved Filipino food. Fortunately I got over this ridiculousness quickly, and into my older childhood years I looked forward to when my friends got to taste it for the first time.
What about you? Were you ever ashamed of things your mother cooked? And if not, what foods from other cultures do you enjoy? I definitely love Korean, Thai, Greek and Japanese the most! Yummo!
(PS. The winner of the Mixmasha Giveaway is Amelia. Congrats!)
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