Husband’s parents both grew up in eastern Ohio on the the border with Pennsylvania and West Virginia. He grew up eating far different foods than I did.
Husband loves mush, especially cornmeal mush and grits. His mother served it to him for breakfast. He doesn’t object if Cream of Wheat, Cream of Rice, or Maltomeal are on the menu, either. I can sometimes eat polenta, but the others are a real challenge. I think it is a texture issue on my part.
Last weekend, Husband made Scrapple, a Pennsylvania favorite, and his ultimate treat, since it combines cornmeal mush with pork. He used Julia Child’s recipe ( Who would have imagined she had a Scrapple recipe??) It is sort of yellowish brown. You can see it in the header photo. After it was baked and cooled, he sprinkled slices of it with cornmeal, fried them, and ate them with blueberry syrup. I just stay out of the kitchen when he gets it out. It is too weird for me.
What is the oddest food you have ever been served? What do you eat that others won’t eat? What food have you come to like that you never imagined you would?