I dislike mangoes. Intensely. People tell me that mangoes taste just like peaches. Peaches are one of my favorite fruits, and I have to say, mangoes taste nothing like peaches. People also tell me I'm missing out, and judging by most people's love for all things mango (fresh, dried, grilled, desserts, savory dishes, memoirs, and more memoirs), I'm inclined to think they might be right. It's one of my recurring New Year's Resolutions. Learn to like mangoes. Maybe this will be the year?
I'm not the first to try such a thing. Jeffrey Steingarten wrote about it back in 1996 on Slate in 'Learning to Eat Everything'. I'm hoping I'll get some good hints there. I'll need some practical advice as well. Who knows. Maybe someday I'll even manage this 'Scallop Mango Tartlet'from Chocolate and Zucchini. But I'll let you in on another secret: I'll have to overcome another food dislike first.