02 Apr '17, 9pm

As an adventurous eater, I had no idea durian would be my undoing

As an adventurous eater, I had no idea durian would be my undoing

Facts & Arguments is a daily personal piece submitted by readers. Have a story to tell? See our guidelines at tgam.ca/essayguide . Lying on the cool tile floor of a hotel bathroom on the other side of the world after being violently ill inevitably gives you time to reflect on your life choices, and what may have led you to that precise moment. Curling up with the bathmat as a pillow, I knew that my trajectory had begun well before I’d ever boarded a plane to Vietnam. Growing up, there were few rules in my house, except for one that we followed religiously. My dad longed to raise adventurous eaters and as a result insisted that we try every food presented to us. While for most kids that might mean a tentative nibble of broccoli or a spear of asparagus, around our dinner table it meant digging into various nightmarish organ stews full of tongue, heart, kidney and brains ,or ...

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