It can be tough for us picky eaters, especially around the holidays when so much cooking gets done by someone else, in a foreign kitchen, with who-knows-what ingredients. People with very particular tastes take a lot of ribbing from family and friends who might think we’re being difficult for fun, or attention.
A recent study from the Columbia University Medical Center, published in Nature, however, has scientists convinced that our personal tastes and food aversions are an innate part of our brain. This doesn’t just mean that you’re off the hook for hating your Dad’s liver and onions. It also leads us to the possibility that if you wanted to, someday you might be able to make yourself like them, with science.
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