When I was growing up, the only way I was ever served yams was candied. I really didn't like them. They looked great with all the toasted marshmallows on top, but they were too sweet for my little taste buds. Then one day I was invited for supper at the neighbor's house. They were having yams and at first I was worried because I had only had candied yams. But what a revelation! They served their yams roasted with just a little butter and salt and pepper. Wow! I loved them served that way.
I honestly did not know there were CHOICES in how yams were cooked. From that point on, I knew which method I would choose. (Can you tell that I am not a very adventurous cook or eater?) And then recently, my son-in-law served up one of his signature dishes --- "stuffed yam burritos." This consists of a roasted yam stuffed with a type of pico de gallo salsa with lots of vegetables. Who knew there was yet another choice for serving yams? Probably many others, too.
In daily listening Music, I have a wide and varied palate. Because I have studied and performed many types of music, I have an appreciation for many styles. I guess I choose music to listen to according to my mood. But, then again, I have almost constant music playing in my head, so I mainly need to have something different like a podcast or talk radio on to cancel out the music.
"Come Sing to the Lord" - original Sacred Duet for Soprano and Mezzo