Although it may sound weird to most of the people here, I am vegetarian by birth. By vegetarian I mean lacto-vegetarian, not vegan. My parents are vegetarian and hence so am I. However me and my Mom do make eggs sometimes.
But atmost care is taken while cooking eggs. In our refrigerator, eggs are kept separated from other stuff. There's a separate set of utensils to cook eggs and they washed very thoroughly afterwards.
Why? Because in my experience, eggs and meat have a distinct smell which veggies don't. This smell is off putting. Not to mention that I can't even stand smell of fish.
Even if that's the case, I want to develop a taste for meat and fish. My friend gave me a small piece of chicken wings when we were at a party. I ate it. There was that off putting smell, but still I did. Compared to vegetarian stuff I ate so far, this was very chewey (maybe it wasn't cooked well?). I had to chew a lotttttt.. And in the end when coating of wings was gone, all left was salty chewey thing. I can't say that I liked it, but I didn't dislike it either. It was just different.
So, this is my situation right now. How should I develop a taste for meat? How to appreciate the taste of it? From where and how should I start?
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I think you should start with things that don't have a strong smell. For example, fish is pretty hard to develop a taste for. Some people still don't like fish. You could try eating fishsticks. Most people who don't like fish, do like fishsticks.
For meat, I think chicken is a good start since it doesn't smell that strong. Try chicken nuggets or something.
What you also could try is when you make spaghetti, you could try putting some minched beef through it so you still eat meat, but you can't smell it and the taste is subtle.
The texture from meat really is different than from vegetables, but you'll get used to it.0