My Dad also was a food adventurer.
I am eternally grateful that he got us to try
different foods, but not in a forceful way.
My Mother on the other hand would MAKE us
kids eat something even after trying it,
and we couldn't get down from the table
until we finished our dinner.
"There's starving children in China, EAT IT!"
My Sister one night got up from the table,
wrapped her plate up and handed it to Mom,
"Here, send this to them!"
Another award winning statement from my Mother:
Charcoal is good for your teeth...
I think I've made mention that my Mother can't cook!