Just wondering what your earliest memories about food are, or those items that made a big impression on you when you were very young?
I remember mine clearly, even back to toddlerhood.
Coca Cola, ice cold in a 7 oz bottle on a sultry day in Houston. ( Dad gave me a drink of his) It blew my young mind - couldn’t believe the bubbles & the taste. I’ve been a Coke/Diet Coke girl ever since, though I drink it rarely these days.
Meat on the grill with bbq sauce. My parents had a cookout, and dad gave me a tester, thought it was the best thing I ever tasted. Hung around the grill, but no more testers. (Hope to god us little ones didn’t get hot dogs, but I bet we did)
Stuffed crab, we must have gone crabbing with friends in Galveston or somewhere like that. I was equally fascinated and terrified of the crabs in the buckets. We then took them to my parents friends’ house, where they were stuffed and baked. I had never smelled anything that good before. My mom told me I wouldn’t like them, but let me taste the stuffing. Loved it, so got some crab for dinner.
Anyway, what foods made a big impression on you as a very young child?