The Food Virgin is here to help everyone who has ever
found themselves in a restaurant baffled by the menu,
bewildered with the cutlery and fearful of the food that
arrives. The more unusual the cuisine, the more
likely it is we'll encounter confusing customs and
unfamiliar entrees for those of us who were raised on
burgers and fries.
The Food Virgin will take you step-by-step through all the
stages of eating any cuisine as it is typically served in
America. She'll tell you what to expect from the
moment you walk in the door right up to how you should pay
the bill. She'll explain what's on the menu, what
the best thing to order might be if this is the first time
you or your guests are trying the cuisine, what drinks
(both alcoholic and non-alcoholic) traditionally go with
it, what everything tastes like, and how to eat and drink
it all as skillfully as a native would.
The Food Virgin herself is what many might call 'a picky
eater'. Her mother said she was 'fussy' as a child,
as demonstrated by the 'Nothing but Cheese Diet' she
insisted on at the age of four. Although she gave
that up after a while, the Food Virgin stuck to a fairly
bland North American diet consisting of the usual
suspects: roasted chicken breast, tossed salad, mashed
potatoes. A real stretch would've been to order
chicken wings 'medium' instead of 'mild'. Ooooooh!
Fortunately for the Food Virgin, as luck would have it,
she moved to Asia, and was forced to eat things like
steamed sea bass and beef curry and seaweed for the first
time. OK, the seaweed was gross, but the rest of it
all opened her eyes (and taste buds!) to an amazing array
of foods she would otherwise have never tried. Now,
as these and other cuisines become more and more popular
across America, let the Food Virgin show you how to enjoy
eating what the world has to offer. There's no
excuse now- it's here on our doorstep!
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