I'm definitely a pig then, but it's a piggishness that is helping me with weight loss (when I use it correctly).
When it comes to food, I have a strong need for novelty and adventure. I've often joked that I'd much rather eat something that tastes HORRIBLE than be bored with food I've had a thousand times before, even if I like it. For me Interesting always trumps boring, even if interesting means "OMG, this is the nastiest thing I've ever eaten... hey give me another bite and let me see if the second bite is as nasty as the first... OMG it is... well, maybe just one more bite to be sure."
The food-adventuring serves me well, when I'm trying new fruits and vegetables, because I'm willing to give strange foods three or even more tries before deciding I hate them and will never eat them again (there are very few foods I've found so nasty tasting I wasn't willing to give them a go again at a later date to see if my tastebuds had changed).
I always have been a food-adventurer, but only in the last ten years (with hubby, fellow food-adventurer) have I gone out of my way to find the most strange and exotic foods possible (probably courtesy of our favorite Travel Channel food-adventure travel shows featuring Andrew Zimmern and Anthony Borrdain - which we now watch on netflix as we don't get cable anymore).
I don't know if I'd ever eat Durian (the fruit that supposedly smells like rotted cheese or very stinky foot and underarm BO), or Balut (boiled eggs containing chicken or duck embryos), but there's not much I wouldn't try (I'm not sure I could do insects either, unless they were completely disguised. I've seen ant egg omelettes and that wouldn't be a problem at all, because the texture and appearance doesn't scream BUG, but anything that still looked like a bug, I think I'd have problems with).
I find it kind of fun to eat foods I've hated in the past because it's always a gamble, I never know if I'm going to get
Hey, this actually tastes pretty good, I wonder why I didn't like it before?
Hey, this doesn't taste nearly as bad as I remember it, but geez it still tastes pretty bad.
Hey, this tastes just as bad as I remember it, Geez why did I put that in my mouth, What have you got to wash the taste out?
or Hey, this tastes even worse than I remember it, Geez why did I put that horrible thing in my mouth. Give me something to wash the taste out, anything, anything at all - it can't be worse than this! These foods remind me of a dog we had (when after he got into the garbage and wasn't feeling well we called the vet who suggested we give him pepto-bismol, but outside in case he vomited), and after we gave the dog the Pepto he ran around the pateo, wiping his tongue on the concrete.