How many times do most adults taste a new food? Probably fairly rarely. After reading the blog entry below about watching my daughter try her first “solid” food, my friend Christine emailed me to say the story reminded her of a tradition she discovered while working in Russia in her mid-20s. Before tasting a food for the first time, her Russian friends made a wish. Christine had the pleasure of watching one friend make a wish before biting into a banana for the first time.
Naturally, tasting new foods happens more frequently the younger we are. Today, I try foods prepared in unique ways as often as possible. But I can’t remember the last time I tasted an entirely new food – something to strive for.