I've noticed lately that my taste buds have changed. For example, I no longer like soda in any form. I used to be a big Diet Pepsi drinker. When that started tasting bad, I infrequently would get a regular Coke Cola. Now even the real stuff tastes bad to me. I would much rather have water or unsweetened iced tea.
About a month ago, I had lunch at Pasta House, which I only do once or twice a year. I remember loving their salad. No more. In fact, I was so disappointed in the taste, I didn't finish it. Then a few weeks ago, I treated myself to a breakfast lunch at First Watch. I had scrambled eggs, bacon, hash browns, and an English muffin. Nothing tasted good.
I seriously think my changed taste buds are a result of my better cooking. I now can make creamy scrambled eggs and yummy maple syrup bacon. I also can toss a mean salad with very little dressing as long as I have fresh ingredients.
I guess that's the down side to improved culinary skills. Most of the time it'll be better to just stay home and cook.