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Big Meal Scene 1

Stephen and Ashlie visit Chinatown to look for some cooking tips.

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Intermediate: B1
Upper intermediate: B2


sometimes i prefer to eat outside , and we have Italian restaurants in my country

Well, thanks for the episode. I prefer having a good time eating at home.
In brazil we have a lot of italian restaurants. Their food is delicious!

I prefer to eat at home because it is just convenient and I feel more relax.
But I really enjoyed eating in the restaurant, with quality food and good service as well. I personally like French food.

I would like to meet a chef once and get hist best advice too. I also love to try new food and I also like to try new food at home and cook many things I don't even know how to cook. It is so interesting to learn about new food and to have something new to cook every day. I also love to go to a restaurant, but I prefer to cook my own meals.

I really like to try out foreign food, especially Chinese food. Don't get me wrong, I like Austrian food but its always a nice experience to taste things you didn't taste before. The downside is, that there is not really any Chinese grocery stores nearby so if I wanted to cook my own foreign food, then I would need to go and buy the things somewhere else. A multicultural city like London has an advantage for People who want to try out new things.

I prefer to make my own food at home, because I know exactly what is in my food. For me, restaurants are places that are meant for celebrations. Also eating at home is more comfortable than in restaurants. Cooking makes me feel good and i can be proud of myself if i create a masterpiece. But i don't dislike eating in pleasant restaurant with good staff, because the meal usually taste very good and is quickly prepared. In Austria we have a lot of different foreign food. Chinese and Italian food is very popular in our country. I personally like the Italien food very much. But every taste is different.

I think variety is the best choice. I really like cooking my own food, but going to a nice restaurante with friends or family is also really enjoyable. If I would have to decide between those two, I would coose eating at home.

We have a lot of different food cultures in Austria like, American fastfood restaurants such as McDonalds, Burgerking or KFC. We also have a lot of Chinese and Italian as well as some Indian and Mexican restaurants in our country.

I prefer eating at home because I like cooking my food myself so I can make it just the way I like it. Eating at home is also cheaper and healthier over all.
In Austria is the Chinese food the moste common than comes the Italian and the Greek. I prefere the Chinese because I love Duck.

I prefer to eat at home, because it is important to know how to cook and maybe one time you live alone and then you can't cook. But after a long day at school i enjoy it to go in a restaurant and don't have to cook for myself. At the weekend the most of the time I eat at home, because i invite a friend and then we grill and drink a little bit beer.
I'm living in Austria and we have really much various eating cultures. We have the east with Chinese, India, Turkie and much more. From the south we have the Italian, Croatia and we have the American Steak and Burgers from the west. I love the American food.

In my opinion, cooking yourself is an important activity that will continue to be useful in the future.

Restaurants are nice places to have a good time with people or to celebrate something. It is clear that you do not have to cook anything yourself in restaurants and it is also quickly made and tastes delicious.
But creating something yourself is still a different feeling, according to my own experience. That's why I prefer to cook my own food.
If it has to be fast, I prefer to go to an Austrian restaurant.
Although I really appreciate the variety.

All in all, Austria is a multicultural country and that's wonderful.