I thought children are hard to please. But dating a grown up who is picky about food is like a nightmare. What would you do?
I'm Thai, I cook Thai food and any fusion food I can think of regularly. My bf grew up in new york city, I would respectfully say, from a family that don't explore much on food. When we first start dating, I made him a green curry and he would hesitate to eat and ask about every vegetables on the dish. He did not know eggplant, bamboo, and basil, and couldn't distinguish between sweet potatoes and bell peppers...i know it may sounds unbelievable. I was shock and annoy for awhile.
Now he is not as picky. My solution was making him simple dishes that don't have an acquire taste, pad thai and chicken and broccoli, for example. Then I moved on to more traditional taste. At some point, I told him, "I can't make dishes that you can eat all the time. I will start making what I like to eat. Either you eat or make something for yourself." Harsh? I don't think so. He was more willing to try a new dish, not only just Thai food but also other cuisines. I cook and he cleans, it works!