I thought that the slides on food were very interesting. Food is something we all enjoy, but tastes vary greatly from one person to the next. I liked learning the technical terms, such as 'food neophobia' instead of just 'pickiness'. Although I have lived in America my whole life, my food preferences are very different than the average American's. I don't eat meat, so I can't eat most of the stereotypical American dishes such as fried chicken, hamburgers, meatballs, and things like that. The rest of my family is similar in that we enjoy non-traditional food over those kinds. I would rather eat Indian food than Italian, or real Chinese food instead of general chicken and lo mein. My mom has always prepared multicultural food, so my siblings and I grew up to be very non-picky and will try anything once. Are you a picky eater? What is the strangest thing you've ever eaten?
I would say that Americans in general are the world's pickiest eaters, but they are also among the fattest! In America, beef, pork and chicken are by far the most popular meats. Most countries eat these, but they also eat other proteins such as guinea pigs or spiders. Most people I know wouldn't eat a spider unless you paid them! The reason that Americans tend to be more overweight is definitely due to portion size. People often eat whatever is put in front of them, even if they get full before they finish.