What Do You Do When Taste Buds Clash?

A friend of ours recently lamented that his girlfriend can't stand garlic. Meanwhile, he considers it a staple and is having a hard time scaling it down in his favorite Korean recipes. Uh-oh!

How do you deal with the challenges of cooking for someone who doesn't share your taste buds, especially if they are your partner or someone for whom you cook on a regular basis? If they have allergies or a medical reason, you definitely need to avoid the ingredient but what if they're picky or just really don't like that one herb, spice, or vegetable that you can't imagine life without?

We're curious to hear your stories and advice!

Related: How Do You Get Fussy Adults to Eat Their Vegetables?

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Emily Han (formerly Emily Ho) is a writer, recipe developer and educator on topics such as food preservation, wild food and herbalism. She is author of Wild Drinks and Cocktails (Fall 2015), co-founder of Food Swap Network and creator of Miss Chiffonade