I grew up Jewish and was not exposed to pork much as a child, except the occasional bacon my mom would sneak out to me as a kid.
But when I got older I became very adventurous in my eating, figuring there is nothing that I would not try at least once, since you would not know you do not like something until you try it.... I have only one exception....well, two...cats and dogs. No way.... never.
But beyond that I grew up and now would kill for a plate of ham hocks right about now, or chicken feet, or octopus, or eel.
What about you? Would people say you are a daring eater? Or do you just stick to what you know?
If you are daring, and are coming to NN look me up and I can take you to some yummy places while you're in town.