Cooking creatively for picky eaters
I've recently declared my emancipation from cooking increasingly boring colonialist-based foods. The endless parade of stew with dumplings, pot roasts, Yorkshire puddings and biscuits has me bored to tears, and I really love to cook. It's been years since I've made West African yam and peanut soup, borscht, biriyani, etc. So I have vowed to cook at least one meal per week that is what my family might call exotic. My husband has a few dislikes but is essentially an organic garberator. My youngest would be happy on a diet of PB&Js, Mac and cheese, and fish and chips. Last week I started off with east Asian cooking, combining Thai favourites with Chinese dumplings and won ton soup. Apart from a request to ease up on the napa cabbage (flatulence-inducing), the food was greeted with enthusiasm - even by my picky eater. Next stop, African and Carribean (neither of which I've cooked in a decade or more). Any of you out there have a hard time feeding people creatively?