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Food & dining

International BU students get a taste of first Thanksgiving meal

You may think there’s nothing unusual about a Thanksgiving buffet with turkey and gravy, stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, corn, even squares of ravioli stuffed with butternut squash. But this uniquely American holiday offers some surprises for foreign students who don’t know it.

For Soohyun Hong, 22, of South Korea, studying international business, the symphony of flavors on her plate are delightful. “The cranberry sauce is especially really nice,” she says. But she’s disappointed about one thing. “I miss seeing the whole turkey like in the movies.”

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