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Help with Food Questionnaire for Foreign Student

soypower | | Sep 2, 2012 11:17 AM

My mother is renting out a room to a student from Korea. This isn't supposed to be like an exchange student situation where the student will be immersed in American culture. She will be responsible for some transportation and all meals, but the student will otherwise be on his own. The thing is, my mother is really looking forward to cooking for someone but she doesn't actually know anything about the kid's likes and dislikes.

She's asked me to put together a little questionnaire. I'm not sure where to start. Should I list a bunch of different dishes (spaghetti, kimchi, apple pie) and ask him to check off the ones he likes? Or just list a bunch of ingredients (chicken, cabbage, bananas)? I just don't want to turn it into a menu that he orders off of every week. There will obviously be regular verbal communication, but having a list of things will really help her when she's grocery shopping and meal planning.

Eager to hear any input you may have! Thanks!

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