Let’s take wheatgrass, for example. It is EXACTLY what it sounds like: the grass of wheat. From what I’ve read, wheatgrass contains good-for-you stuff like vitamins, minerals and amino acids, and it’s really caught on as a health thing; out here, lots of people squeeze it and put it into drinks like juices or shakes, and some folks grow it themselves. I’m not quite that ambitious, but I like to think I’m open to trying new things. Let’s just say it tastes like somewhere in the neighborhood of where chalk meets… well, GRASS. Yuck.
If there’s a lesson here, I guess it’s just to take small steps into a new experience. I’m proud of myself for taking a step into the health-focused L.A. food culture, but I think the next thing I try will be something a little less outlandish… like sushi or blowfish. As for wheatgrass? Hey, I can say I tried it, and be perfectly satisfied that my grass of choice is in the outfield at the ball park.
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