Being a foodie family, this can make things even more difficult. I write recipes for a living and my wife is West African so there is alway a mix of food around the place. But the kids want to eat what they see their friends getting. But when it's served to them, they do not like it (they have been spoiled taste-wise).
As a result I'm always on the lookout for food I can cook which is 'like our friends get', but to which I can add a chefy or a West African twist. Enter pinterest. And if you have never heard of or been to Pinterest, then it's a social networking service that is based around images not text. You upload pictures and get people to 'like' the pictures and the associated web page.
This means that you can go through Pinterest and look at pictures in lots of different categories. One of those is 'Food and Drink'. Last night I sat with the kids around the computer and asked them to choose ten of the pictures for food that they would like to try. This is what they eventually chose: