It can be anything. A type of food, movie, book, music.
For me, it has to be my latest obsession with metal music. I never used to like metal, but lately, I love metal music, and especially Viking metal.
What’s funny is I never would have discovered a lot of the bands I’ve been listening to without Amazon’s “My Soundtrack” and “My Discovery Mix”. A couple of songs happened to show up at random, and I liked them. And then more showed up, and I liked them too.
The AMC TV series, Breaking Bad. Having watched over many years through my employment the damage that is done by meth addiction, I resisted watching a program that I believed would glorify its manufacture.
When I finally caught the series during a marathon showing, I was hooked.
Sauerkraut. It’s one of those things that I probably just refused to even try as a kid, because the idea of sour fermented cabbage doesn’t sound appetizing. Then I visited Germany about 15 years ago, and tried some just because they served it everywhere, and I actually like it. Now mustard and sauerkraut has become my standard topping for hot dogs and bratwurst, and I always keep some on hand.
Because it’s like not even real sushi. Might as well have ebi which is a cooked shrimp and some rice.
If BeepKillBeep doesn’t want a huge chunk of raw fish, then there is always tuna, spicy tuna or salmon roll.
What’s not real about it? Sushi means vinegared rice. Sure it’s an American interpretation, but it’s an in-road to become familiar with the taste profile of the rice. Then one can try crispy salmon skin rolls or (cooked) eel rolls, and then progress to salmon or other raw fish rolls or sushi.
California rolls (or sweet potato rolls, which I love) are perfectly real examples.