F. Hi there. I'm glad to be here today.
L. Thanks for coming. First let me start by asking how much burping is considered too much?
F. Well, that's a great place to start. Burping is actually widely accepted. In some areas, it is not only necessary, but polite. I guess when you live in a small town like I do, everyone is more sensitive to "bodily" functions, so they tend to frown.
L. Are there particular foods that cause this or is this a medical problem?
F. It's not a "medical problem", merely a body's way of releasing trapped air pockets in a stomach. It's usually the way one eats, or the foods one eats that causes these "air pockets." One would be mightily uncomfortable if they tried to keep that air in.
L. Would you consider your burping problem, excuse me, burping excess caused by the foods you eat or how you eat?
F. I am a food connoisseur. I eat foods from around the world. I love the different textures, flavors, and creative use of organic products. I'm especially fond of spicy foods and dishes that use exotic insects. I also have a place in my heart for classic basics, such as hot dogs...