Here is a talking point:
What food did you dislike or were indifferent to when you were younger, but came to like as you grew older?
The Talking Point series provides an opportunity to discuss things in English, exchange ideas, and learn from each other.
Olives, for one. I didn’t appreciate them when I was a child. I ate them as my family, fortunately, had a no-nonsense approach to eating: you eat what you are served even if you don’t like it, but I didn’t really like them.
It was only in my twenties that I started to realise what a refined explosion of taste olives can be. Yes I know, refined and explosion are two words that do not normally go together, but it is true in the case of olives.
When I was younger, I couldn’t eat any sort of cheeses. I was disgusted by the smell, the aspect and the taste. But little by little I started to eat some of them with bread and butter (typically French!) and finally today I like almost all kinds of cheeses.
I think I should have written “cheese” as it is uncountable
Yes Louise, in this context, I agree with you, I think “cheese” is singular because you say “a sort of.. or kinds of…
But we can say” the French cheeses”, then, really uncountable?
That’s an interesting point. The word “cheese” is usually uncountable unless when we are talking about the different types of cheeses, such as “the cheeses of south of France”.