My husband and I enjoy eating. We like cooking, trying new foods and going out to nice restaurants. We are devotees of the reality show Top Chef; this summer we re-watched all the past seasons on Hulu while we wait for the new season to come out (Dec. 2!). So when we were expecting, we had big plans for the kind of eater we wanted to raise. After years of watching my step-kids order noodles with butter at countless restaurants, I wanted my child to be more adventurous with her meal choices. During the last months of my pregnancy, I would dig into my spicy yellow curry tofu with pineapple from our favorite Thai place, feel her kicking in my belly, and dream of the day when she would sit beside me and share in this delight. I read about how children raised in different cultures were able to tolerate spice and heat at an early age because those were the foods they were given once they began on solids. I hoped that exposure was beginning in the womb!