Versuchen vs. Probieren?
These two verbs mean to try, yes?
But is probieren used exclusively for food? That point has always confused me a bit!
True. You can probieren a noun but you can't (generally) versuchen a noun. (Maybe with the exception of a noun derived from a verb.)
With a verb, you can use either.
Perhaps you can compare it with "try" versus "attempt". You can try the cake and you can try to run quickly; you can also attempt to run quickly but you can't attempt the cake. But you can attempt a high jump, as that's a noun related to an action.
So attempt is versuchen, and try is probieren, and the second verb shares with English the double meaning "see what something is like" and "attempt to do something".