People think that because I'm a food editor, my kid must be an adventurous eater.
It doesn't really work that way! I do expose my one-year-old daughter to a wide variety of foods—basically, everything that I eat, I offer her. But has that made her into a good eater? Not reeeeeeally. I mean, she'll take down an entire avocado, but when I give her a piece of roast chicken or a meatball, she looks at me like she's pretty sure she's adopted.
That's why I read her lots of fun picture books about food — because they're great books, and because maybe they'll make her curious enough to try something new.