Are you among those who go to Sam's Club on the day of sampling? Do you love free stuff?
So do kids. And picky eaters.
Dr. Ayala wrote this thoughtful article on using the sampling idea to get kids and other picky eaters to 'try' new food items.
It's actually simple. Prepare a dish in small, mini-bite size portions, and ask your person to try one 'out of politeness'.
Not many people can turn down a half-dollar sized bite, even if they are pretty sure it will make them retch.
Given enough time and opportunities - something has to stick.
Maybe it's squash or olives or bruschetta, but something previously unliked has a chance to be liked if presented in sample form.