Make remarks about her ‘healthy appetite.’
I’ve watched a svelte Romanian woman put away two pounds of polenta with ease and no one batted an eye. But God forbid I tuck into a plate of ribs. I’ll get chastised by men around me for being too much of a “fat American girl”. Half the time I’m trying to be polite at other people’s house and clean my plate, and the other is just that I’m hungry. Point out a culture to me that doesn’t want to embrace a hearty meal with abandon.