Actress Drew Barrymore recently spoke to LA Weekly about growing up in Los Angeles and the foods that helped form some of her fondest memories. Barrymore reveals she has always been pretty adventurous when it comes to her taste buds, despite her mostly vegetarian upbringing.
"I remember my godfather had me eat sushi when I was 7-years-old, which in 1982, it was just sort of really coming into fashion. He ate all sorts of really crazy, exotic stuff," Barrymore said. "I remember eating octopus when I was like 6 or 7-years-old, and it's still, to this day, one of my very favorite foods. That chewy, rubbery, yummy consistency that I think is super repellent to some people and is so desirable to others -- it's a real divider."
Even though Barrymore tried many exotic foods at a young age, she didn't become familiar with most meats until she was older.
"There was a lot of meat I didn't eat growing up, so sometimes when I taste them now they're still extremely gamey to me. I really love beef and fish, but sometimes when I get into the gamier meats, I don't feel like it's for me."
To read more about Barrymore's LA food memories, click here.