Not food-related, but how could I forget the exchange students in high school? We did a program with a French school where some of their students came to visit us, then some of us got to visit them. Word must have gotten around among some of the French boys that "American girls are easy" and "Americans love French accents" - so some of them came expecting free scrabble favors from every female they ran across.
Sorry, guys - usually American girls love French accents from good-looking
. Not scrawny barely-pubescent males, especially those who think they're God's gift to women. Those particular boys ended up getting a talking-to from their teacher halfway through their month here because they were behaving in ways that made the girls here uncomfortable and were bothering their host families (e.g. propositioning girls left and right and actually expecting the answer to be "yes.")
We were lucky - we had a fantastic girl come stay with us. She's since come back three or four times, I've visited with her, and my parents are actually going to France next summer to see her and meet her parents and her new baby