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Tinting Liu, left, Ting Cui and Xiao LI taste their samples of wild rice casserole while Sandy Willprecht answers their questions about some other deli items. (Brian Basham/DL Newspapers)

Learning the language of food

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If you were a foreign student living and working in Detroit Lakes on an agricultural study exchange program, what would be the most difficult aspect of adjusting to your new environment?


According to Thais Lara Nascimento of Brazil, Xiao Li, Ting Cui, and Tingting Liu, all of China, it's the food.

"Food is one of their biggest challenges," said Kathy Simison, an adult basic education coordinator with Lakes Learning in Detroit Lakes.

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Vicki Gerdes
Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 14 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as obituaries. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.
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