I was reading the following post:
and was happy to hear that some kids like what their parents make, even if it included pieces like lungs.
Personally, I grew up with food considered odd, including things now no longer considered wierd (yogurt, roasted meats instead of deli meats, whole grained breads, and an entire slew of so-called oddities like chicken feet, pickled fish, guava, etc.).
I'm happy that I grew up with "odd" foods, as it has helped me with my on-going exploration with foods. But as a kid in the suburbs, it was not so much fun. People thought it was wierd what I ate and what my parents served (fresh food, made from scratch mostly, plus ethnic things from my French-Vietnamese-Chinese-Spanish-Mexican-German-English-Danish-Irish-Swiss-Austrian-AMERICAN heritage). That in addition to growing up with foods from Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Greece (Chicago has great enclaves).
How do you introduce other kids to "your" food or make your own children okay when they are eating what they like but what is considered foreign or odd to the other kids, particularly when they start bringing lunch to school?