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    if everything goes to plan

    next year i will be going to i believe moscow on a trip but i will be palced with a host family; im concerned because mainly im a picky eater...think ill survive much and any advice for someone who is picky with food?

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    If you are picky about the food your host family serves it could be considered an insult to their cooking or culture.
    Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore.

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    maybe it would be a good idea to list what you like and dont like, and we might have a better clue. Do you eat meat, etc....

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    Quote Originally Posted by drew881
    maybe it would be a good idea to list what you like and dont like, and we might have a better clue. Do you eat meat, etc....
    sorry yes; I eat

    meat of all sorts
    limited amount of vegetables and fruits (brocolli,carrots,green beens)
    i can eat random fruits though not my first choice of foods (apples,tangerines,cherry's,pineapple)
    mostly packaged foods such as noodles(top raman)

    hmm; i dont like sweet foods such as jelly and i can tolerate a little bit of peanut butter. I love fish but am picky about how it is cooked.

    I like my food very seasoned..

    if yall can keep questioning hopefully more things will come to my mind

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    do you like butter or greasy foods , tea, sausage (salamis, hot dog type sausage, etc). I would probably guess thats the kind of stuff youll run into in a homestay. Some kind of cutlet of meat that isnt too expensive fried or cooked somehow with some rice or maybe noodle or salad on the side. At least i have ran into pretty much that kind of stuff on 3 separate occasions.

    Breakfast foods -yogurt, cereal, kasha (sort of like an oatmeal), eggs is what you might expect.

    If you have problems with greasy foods it might be tough for you.

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    What about borsch, pelmeni, blini, kvas, vareniki, водка, пиво, blinchki with meat?
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    kalraevyn, yes. you will have trouble. In Russia you will find no familiar food except for steamed potatos. And tea. Everything else is different. Even fish. I was in a homestay and got some godforsaken mush with a ton of little bones in it. I asked the homestay host what kind of fish it was, and she didn't even know. It was a challenge, but just think of eating as a challenge to Obtain the maximum protein/energy. Also - they put mayo on everything. Honestly, I made it through a month in Moscow without once going to Макдоналдс.

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    Leave your inhibitions at the airport... It will be an adventure to try new foods you've never tried before... Worst case scenario, just pretend you're on Fear Factor, you'll have a story to tell.

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    your typical cutlet of meet with potatoes or rice wont be that different.

    Pelmeni is very similar to a ravioli type dish, just not with a tomato sauce. Russians like to put ketchup on noodles, which is kind of odd.

    the salads are usually pretty good, even if it has mayonaise on it.

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    i forgot to mention im allergic to mayonaise and either way i cant stomach the taste, but thanks for ya'lls input its greatly appreciated

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    I think that you had better stay home with mummy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kalraevyn
    i forgot to mention im allergic to mayonaise and either way i cant stomach the taste, but thanks for ya'lls input its greatly appreciated
    Ha, allergic to mayo? You're totally ****ed.

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    Being an extremely picky eater myself, I wholeheartedly sympathise with your worries. And though personally I've never been in such a tough situation, I think the best thing is to explain everything to them in the beginning, saying something like you are sorry, but that's the way you are made or you can tell them that you need keeping kind of a diet (of course you should be ready to cook your meal yourself then).
    And who knows, maybe your host family will turn out to be picky eaters too, then you'll understand each other. Good luck!
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