Through all of this frustration of not having breakfast, lunch, and dinner prepared and handed to me by Messiah’s Lottie workers, I have learned to embrace other culture’s foods. The other night, a Turkish friend made Turkish pizza and pide (SO good!), and I’ve had Dutch pasta and have tried many of my roommate’s dishes (she also happens to be Turkish ). Food is a great way to learn about other people and to engage in conversation with them. Food is common among anyone, even between people who don’t speak the same language.