The HungryAmi Reveals Intercultural Food Secrets

Posted by Allyson Upton On April - 7 - 2011

Have you ever asked yourself how Italians eat spaghetti or how to pour a wheat beer the German way?

Come join Allyson as she reveals a few intercultural food secrets!


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Intercultural Food?

Posted by Allyson Upton On April - 7 - 2011

Fulda, April 2011: Four International Students Went On A Search To Discover:

How authentic is ethnic food in Germany?
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Dinner is served … but when?

Posted by Lilia Brestel On April - 7 - 2011

At some point in our intercultural experience, almost all of us have found ourselves in the situation of  arrivng either too late or too early for a dinner invitation.  It seems to be such a “small” part of our daily lives yet nevertheless, manages to create a lot of confusion. To try and prevent our readers from this uncertainty, we set up a survey on facebook and asked friends from all over the world to reveal their eating habits. People were asked how many meals they eat during the day, at what time, and for how long. Thanks to the numerous answers we were able to evaluate them and present them here for you. Read the rest of this entry »

Intercultural Comfort Food

Posted by Allyson Upton On April - 7 - 2011

It turns out there’s no word for “comfort food” in German.  While trying to translate it for our survey, I realized it is actually quite difficult to describe, and though comfort food is culturally orientated, it is also quite individual.

For me, comfort food is the food that takes me away from my current situation (be it a bad day, stressful moments, etc) and brings me into my memories. This happens especially often when abroad because everything in my day to day life is different. Sometimes I just need to find solace in something from home. A blueberry muffin, for example, immediately takes me back to my childhood porch in summer. I would sit in the sun eating fresh blueberry muffins with berries from my garden.

It can be that food that brings you back to a childhood moment or that simply gets you through exams. Something that brings you comfort. It can be warm and heavy or simply a bar of chocolate. Through a survey we conducted, we found that comfort food varies all over the world and we’d like to share our results with everyone.

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Intercultural Comfort Food

A collection of comfort food from all over the world

Which International Food Are You?

Posted by Allyson Upton On April - 6 - 2011

Come take our quiz and find out which international food you are!
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