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    My French Exchange is the nicest person in the world she won't accept any snacks, meals or an alternative to water. I am deeply worried although there are probably rational explanations concerning her sneezing now and then. Just how do I encourage her? By the way, she is NOT anorexic (despite what some may assume, I think she just feels sick sometimes).
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    She's being snobby and unadventurous, since to her our food is foreign, and being English food in the eyes of a French person, is ''disgusting''.

    Leave her to it.
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    My italian exchange was like this-I tried giving her indian food, danish pastries, cereal etc...
    In the end she only drank coffee and accepted familiar foods. Some people are like that.
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    (Original post by whispercally)
    My French Exchange is the nicest person in the world she won't accept any snacks, meals or an alternative to water. I am deeply worried although there are probably rational explanations concerning her sneezing now and then. Just how do I encourage her? By the way, she is NOT anorexic (despite what some may assume, I think she just feels sick sometimes).
    just feed her croissants and milk. easily gettable from the supermarket.
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    Ha ha, unfortunately English food is seen very badly in France... There is this cliché of the British host family who gives you nothing to eat except snaks such as a toast with pasta on it (??), a slice of jam and half a tomato with mayonaise etc.
    She might be a bit stressed and shy as well. I know I can be like that, when I'm not in my family I sometimes don't dare to accept snacks I'm offered (stupid yesss but well)
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    Yeah, you need to try and improve on the reputation of british food-i.e. give her proper food.
    Buy bread and cheese from a good bakery and cheese monger.
    Something strong and veined, goats would be a good option.
    Lots of fresh vegetables.
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    oh and wine to make things more chilled out, it's always drank at meal times by the italians and the french.
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    Introduce her to bushmills, then when she is relaxed enough you can get some fish and chips into her.
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    (Original post by littlepotatoe)
    Ha ha, unfortunately English food is seen very badly in France... There is this cliché of the British host family who gives you nothing to eat except snaks such as a toast with pasta on it (??)
    This is in LoL: Laughing Out Loud
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    (Original post by lechaton-x)
    This is in LoL: Laughing Out Loud
    Haha exactly !
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    (Original post by littlepotatoe)
    Ha ha, unfortunately English food is seen very badly in France... There is this cliché of the British host family who gives you nothing to eat except snaks such as a toast with pasta on it (??), a slice of jam and half a tomato with mayonaise etc.
    She might be a bit stressed and shy as well. I know I can be like that, when I'm not in my family I sometimes don't dare to accept snacks I'm offered (stupid yesss but well)
    I've always wanted a slice of jam I just never knew how to make it.
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    (Original post by SAK.A)
    I've always wanted a slice of jam I just never knew how to make it.
    Right. Bear in mind I'm French. (now you chose, either we have weird food or I just made a mistake whilst writing. Cause I actually try to speak another language..)
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    (Original post by littlepotatoe)
    Ha ha, unfortunately English food is seen very badly in France... There is this cliché of the British host family who gives you nothing to eat except snaks such as a toast with pasta on it (??), a slice of jam and half a tomato with mayonaise etc.
    She might be a bit stressed and shy as well. I know I can be like that, when I'm not in my family I sometimes don't dare to accept snacks I'm offered (stupid yesss but well)
    Do you mean ravioli or spaghetti hoops?
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    (Original post by littlepotatoe)
    Right. Bear in mind I'm French. (now you chose, either we have weird food or I just made a mistake whilst writing. Cause I actually try to speak another language..)
    He's trying to say we don't eat 'slices of jam', we eat it on things lmao
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    (Original post by littlepotatoe)
    Right. Bear in mind I'm French. (now you chose, either we have weird food or I just made a mistake whilst writing. Cause I actually try to speak another language..)
    Sorry. I feel really guilty now.
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    (Original post by SAK.A)
    Sorry. I feel really guilty now.
    Haha oh no, I do now. I must sound like a complete (french) prick.
    I still don't get it then... Why wouldnt you eat slices of jam...?
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    (Original post by Lewis :D)
    Do you mean ravioli or spaghetti hoops?
    Rather pasta shells.
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    (Original post by littlepotatoe)
    Haha oh no, I do now. I must sound like a complete (french) prick.
    I still don't get it then... Why wouldnt you eat slices of jam...?
    You can't get a slice of jam. You get a slice of toast and spread jam on it. Like you get a slice of toast and spread butter on it.
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    It could just be that she feels a little off-colour, being in a different country. You could maybe try taking her to a café or the supermarket with you and getting her to choose something
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    (Original post by SAK.A)
    You can't get a slice of jam. You get a slice of toast and spread jam on it. Like you get a slice of toast and spread butter on it.
    I meant ham..
    I'll just hide now
 
 
 
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