Every culture has their own unique food and specialty dishes that typically include the ingredients that are local to that culture’s geographical area. Dining at an authentic restaurant can help your child explore new foods and learn about the region where that culture originates.
See if there are any Thai, Lebanese, Indian, Greek, French, Spanish, or other restaurants in your area that you’ve never been to. Find a copy of their menu online and talk about it with your child. Explore which dishes you’d like to try and research their ingredients and origins.
If your child is more comfortable sticking to familiar foods, visit restaurants that are more common in America, such as Italian, Mexican, or Chinese restaurants. Order your child’s favorite dish, and research if that dish has been “Americanized” to fit the American palette. Talk to your child about what that means and explore the differences between Americanized dishes and authentic dishes.