Yoni on what it takes for a kid to like a food .. and what that might mean for an adult.
Our home's rule is simple - one bite to be polite. You have to eat one bite of everything that's put on your plate. If you don't like it after a bite, you don't need to have more, and there's always at least a few different choices per meal (but second meals aren't prepared to replace wholly rejected first ones).
My oldest probably took 30 runs at green leafy salads until she started eating them without pause. My middle kid, 30 runs at sweet potatoes. And the baby? So far she still eats pretty much anything.
Apparently kids' palates are rather plastic, and just like I tell the girls, if you try a food enough times, eventually your tongue will learn to like it.
Well one day a little over a month ago I got to thinking. I wonder if my palate's got any plasticity left?
To test it I chose coffee.