I swear, I didn't prompt him at all.
I would hope not, that was not a very polite thing to say. I get that it's annoying when you are trying out a different diet - my in-law's table is always laden with things I am trying to avoid - but a simple, "I've found I actually like this, thanks" is a fine way to respond. The "interesting assumption" comes off as overly defensive.
I wonder, though, if what prompted him to say it was the "interesting assumption" not about what he liked and didn't like, but the one about how he is just a passive man-child who just eats whatever his wife puts in front of him, whether he likes the food or not, and can't speak up for himself. Or maybe the one about how his wife just gives him food and doesn't care if he likes it or not, and basically says "You can't get up from the table until you have cleaned your plate".
Those assumptions are the ones really getting me in that story. The OP and her DH are adults, and married, and what she prepares as meals and whether or not he eats them, I would hope that we all should assume that this is a thing they have discussed together before the meal, and that OP knows what DH likes and provides it for him, and there is enough communication that if he wants to try something that he's not sure if he'll like, she'll go along with it.
I don't know, maybe I'm just reading too much into it, but it really is an "interesting assumption" that the OP would just be giving her husband food and insisting he eat it, and that he wouldn't speak up if he didn't like it-basically the assumption that there is a lot of immaturity here.
And I'm not disagreeing with anyone here, by the way, this was just the previous post that was closest to what I was thinking, so I quoted it.