SPP Students give American food Two Thumbs DOWN
These articles were written by St. Paul Prep’s Journalism class.
SPP students do not like American food, because of its awful taste and excessive use of chemicals, according to the interviews conducted at SPP.
Although SPP students vary in cultures, political views, and religions, they have one opinion in common: American food seems unhealthy and not as tasty.
Fabrizio F., a junior from Venezuela, seems to prove that point.
“The first thing I think about American food is not very good, very unhealthy, and not very well prepared,” he stated. “It usually comes from a different culture also. It’s usually trashy food like hamburgers.”
Jeanne A., a senior from France, listed the multiple ways that American food is different from food in France.
“Serving size, which in America is so much different [bigger], GMOs are illegal in France; the quality of the food because meat here is not that good and not sustainable or anything,” she concluded. “We eat way more veggies and bread, but good bread, not the smushy bread that is nice looking for two months.”
Wuttikorn “March” K., a senior from Thailand, made it clear that chefs in his country prepare food in diverse ways, and something like that does not exist in the United States.
“They are a lot of differences. We use herbs, we use spices from India, and China and India influence Thai food,” he claimed. “We use a lot of seafood stuff that makes it kind of a little fishy, but it just tastes the best.”
Interestingly, American SPP students have the same view on American food. Hayla O., a junior from the United States, completely does not really enjoy it, so she finds different foods to consume.
“I eat a lot of Colombian and Mexican food. I love Thai and Chinese food!” she confirmed.
Living away from their families and having a new experience with regional food makes SPP students miss home more.
“I miss my food more than my family, to be honest,” March lamented.