I defend my right to tell the world what I think of ALL cuisines, Zemgirl. And I INSIST y'all get offended. Because if I hate salad it must mean I hate YOU!
Has it come to this? Leonova's skating is so boring that people would rather talk about salads and roads in a thread about her.
Marco, LMAO. Leonova has a very simple solution to her problem-----find a coach who doesn't transport her to New Jersey for a month (she seems to have sme misgivings any way about the attention he gives her).
Or have her food flown in from Russia or the skaters pool their resources and hire a personal shopper or chef
This is an interesting discussion. Does anyone have a link to a translation of an interview with Oleg Ovsyannikov from way back when they were living and training at U. of Delaware in the 1990s? As I recall, he lamented that Angelika had arrived and promptly made new friends & was always off shopping at malls, going to movies, etc. He was sitting in the Russian townhouse, homesick, discontented with his surroundings, etc. even though they were getting lots of ice time, housing, and so on. Am I making this up? Does anyone else remember this interview?
I am someone who loves to try new food and one of my favorite parts of traveling is trying local specialties. In order to do this, I decided early on that I wasn't going to get grossed out by ingredients but would just try it. While there have been a couple things I haven't loved, (congealed duck's blood in Taiwan), there have been many more things that I have loved (wonderful intestine in Taiwan). Having said this, I have plenty of friends and colleagues who find cuisines that I think are farely commonplace to be scary. I'll never forget my boss taking the office out for, what was for me, fairly widely available middle-eastern cuisine, and only two of us would eat it.
Given that Leonova sounds fairly provincial, all of this ssems to me be less a knock against the US then a general dislike of trying new foods and only liking the foods she ate as a child. It also sounds like general homesickness and unhappiness with the Morozov set-up. I have the feeling that the headline could have read "Am not too fond of [fill-in-the-blank]" because it would have applied to anyplace she was training that wasn't home.
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