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Sunday, Morch 27, 19

Page Fourteen


Page Fourteen THE MICHIGAN DAILY Sunday, March 27. 19]

Tourists Find Foreign
Foods Not So T ypical
trouble finding pizza outside of
"WHAT? No chop suey? Are you Rome or Naples. If he does dis-
sure we're in China?" cover a place that serves pizza, he
Confusing episodes such as this will probably find it rectangular
have happened to American tour- rather than round as it is in the
ists because of the inaccurate ster- United States.
eotypes existing in this country of Not all American ideas of for-
many supposedly typical foreign eign foods are wrong. The French
foods. like wine! Not only'do they drink
When an American thinks of it a great deal, but they also use
South American or Spanish food, it for cooking. As one tourist put
he pictures chile con carne and it, "You can get drunk from eat-
other spicy dishes. Actually, these ing a piece of meat."
foods originated with the Mexi- In visualizing English food, too,
can Indian and are eaten mainly the American probably would not
by the poorer South Americans. be far wrong. Fish and chips, boil-
Some truly typical South Amer- ed meat and potatoes and pud-
lcan dishes are pailla (fried chick- dings really constitute a major
end and rice with sea food), and part of the English diet.
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pu pa ssquiu) .n rgenbian s
diet is dominated by steak, beef
and red wine.
Spanish culinary customs differ
from those of South America more
than the average person realizes.
The Spanish, being Europeans,
have a more international and a
less spicy diet than South Amer-
icans. One expressly Spanish cus-
tom is frying foods in olive oil, one
of the main products.
GERMAN food eaten in America
is not an accurate sample of
what the tourist in Germany
would find. Sauerkraut and pigs
knuckles are dishes consumed only
by the poorer people. Nor are all
Germans beer drinkers. While
southern Germans are, those from
the Rhineland are mainly lovers
of wine.
The tourist in Italy may have

SHOCK and often disdain is reg-
istered by many tourists upon
being offered certain European or
eastern "delicacies." The French
relish snails, the Swedes raw fish,
the Chinese fish lips and the nat-
ives of Thailand water buffalo.
Although there are differences
in eating habits of foreign coun-
tries, there are also similarities.
Americans seldom realize how
many of their popular dishes orig-
inated elsewhere. The Hungarian
"toltot kaposta" is our stuffed cab-
bages, their "gulas" is our stew.
Czechoslovakian people are fond
of "parkies," which are similar to
American hot dogs. Viennese wein-
erschnitzel is fairly well known in
the United States, if not by that
name by that of breaded veal cut-



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European Study Toun
Offered for Students
MODERATELY PRICED study EUROPEAN study trips for pa
tours open to American stu- litical science, sociology as
dents a summer education across economic students are now beir
the Atlantic or Pacific. offered by the United States N
One "study abroad" plan tional Student Association. j
eludes the "European Study Tour Costing $865 for 75 days, a
inComsatveEucain:"tdyThis tour provides opportunity for Pt
inCopaatveEucation."Ti lia lnd econHomic std ofY
tour takes the student. to EnglandglvialngandecHollanddy Ge:
France, Spain, Italy, Austria, Ger- mayFrngland Holland
many and Switzerland f or sight- many, France and Switzerland.
sen,"l ondfu.Inad- This group will have full fre
dition students will be able to ful- will be permitted to intervie
fill the goal of talking with "the legislative, judicial and adroin
people." strative officials in addition to fa
Arrangements are made for stu- tory managers, newspaper, ar
dents to stay in first-class hotels, student leaders.
and travel by private motor coach A main stopping point will a
and trans-Atlantic plane. The all- the Transport House, headqgua:
inclusive fee for 72 days of travel ters of the Labor and Conservt
is $1595. tive Party in England.
European tours are not the only In Germany students wile o
"travel and study" opportunities serve problems of coal producti
available this summer. Michigan of the Ruhr industry and will v'
coeds have been offered a $500 tour it the Land government of r6B
including seven weeks in Hawaii varia at Munich: Several do's
and an opportunity to acquire col- be spent meeting with Berlin, c
lege credits for study at the Uni- officials and students of the
versity of Hawaii. University of Berlin.
Two types of tours are offered. Students will also visit Fea
One group lives in a large resi- and Holland, where group me
dence hall on campus and has the bers will be guests of the Bene
social, educational, and living fa Committee, and will hear lectu
cilities of any large university. The by members of the French
second program invites girls to live Benelux parliaments.
in apartments at a popular hotel
in the heart of the Waikiki Beach SOCIOLOGICAL tours are a
area. The tour includes round-trip being offered for under-gr
airplane travel, excursions in Ho- uate students to Sweden, De
nolulu and Oahu, special visits to mark, Norway, England, Fran
Pearl Harbor, campus social af- Holland, and Germany. Theft
fairs, and several cruises. A bien- will cost $885 for 75 days.
nial trans-Pacific yacht race with There will be two days of i
its accompanying gay events will troductory lectures, followed
highlight the summer social cal- visits to children's homes, mat
endar. The tour departs from the nity centers, consumers' cooper
West Coast June 20 for the Islands tives, labor unions, model f
and returns August 10. tories, and town planning
slum clearance projects in
GRADUATE students and special den, Denmark and Norway.
groups are offered special for- In Britain, emphasis will be
eign study considerations, the National Health Service
Five fellowships for study in in Germany the group will
Spain are available to American the new refugee industries
graduate students for the 1955-56 USNSA tors are open to
academic year. The awards, given students in the United States
See LOW-PRICED, Page 15 tween 18 and 30 years old.

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