Lily von Wielligh
Professional Teacher
What is the strangest thing people eat in your country?
Hi! I'm Lily, I'm a professional teacher and the other day i was preparing a Conversation Practice lesson. As we agreed to discuss food, i found this question that made me laugh...and think. What is the funniest (strangest) thing people eat in your country? Here in South Africa it's common to eat Mopani worms, a kind of caterpillar. Fat and juicy. Eek! What about you?
Jun 9, 2020 8:30 PM
Comments · 12
I'm American, and processed cheese or cheese "products" are common here. They have very little dairy in them, and come in jars, boxes, and spray cans. Slices usually come individually wrapped in cellophane. People use cheese products to cook with or put on crackers, but they taste awful and are unhealthy.

So if you are ever in an American grocery store and see things like Velveeta, Cheez-Whiz, Easy Cheese, Kraft Singles, or American cheese -- my advice is to keep walking! A lot of people use them, but I think they're terrible.
June 10, 2020
Goieie Dag, Lily.

Here in America we unfortunately are complicit in the sacrilegious international trend of putting pineapple on pizza. As if we weren't fat enough already, we deep fry almost everything. At local fairs it is typical to find deep fried Oreos. Lastly, we consume a disgusting amount of prepared foods; ravioli in a can, frozen Thanksgiving meals, and Spam (a canned meat product primarily consisting of ham).

I am curious whether or not anyone else out there not from America has tried or habitually consumes any of these foods. Reply below!

June 9, 2020
In my idea, Calleh Pache🙈is the strange and yummy meal in Iran.
June 9, 2020
A lot of people eat "Lutefisk" in my country (Norway), which is dried cod soaked in water and lye for a few days (, but there is a longer process). It has a jelly-like consistency. I don't like it.
June 9, 2020
Canadian here. Other Canadians can downvote this all they like, but I will never understand the appeal of poutine. (French fries with gravy and cheese curds.) This originated in Quebec about fifty years ago and seems to be mainly an eastern-Canadian thing even though most people blanket all of Canada for representing this dish. Now... pardonez-moi while I go vomit just thinking of it.
June 9, 2020
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Lily von Wielligh
Language Skills
Afrikaans, English, French, Italian, Other, Russian
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