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There are ethnic foods Americans love, and those we SAY we love. Hey, if you don’t like it, you don’t like it. Usually, though, we should be just a little more daring. Take a chance!
Americans should love Greek food more than they do. It’s a little bit of a challenge to folks ruined on burgers and fries. (Spanakopita with cubed feta.)
Americans who do eat Indian food tend to stay within a narrow range of food that’s most like what they know. We’re still scared somebody’s going to pull out the chilled monkey brains. (Chicken Dak Bungalow).
This is a fine, graceful cuisine most Americans haven’t really distinguished from Chinese. (Crispy Spring Rolls Vietnamese Style).
Too few Americans even know Russia has a cuisine! Missiles, da. Cuisine? (Herring ‘Under A Fur Coat’).
French food almost introduced ‘foreign food’ into America through Julia Childs. But we’ve drifted from our old friend. (Escargot).
‘Mexican!’, you say. ‘Everybody loves Mexican food!’ But if you do the typical American thing of never getting past tacos/burritos/enchiladas, you’re not trying. (Seafood Paella).
Yes, Germany has a cuisine. It isn’t just room temperature beer – speaking of things Americans pretend to like. (Sauerbraten with potato dumplings).
If you were psychic, you’d overhear this a lot at Cuban restaurants: ‘Man, I wish this were Mexican!’ (Fried Plantains).
What do most Americans know about Kosher food? That it’s lox and bagels, and we’re not sure what lox are. (Seared salmon plate).
One in a hundred Americans LOVES sushi. The rest of us eat Japanese food wishing it were Chinese. We can handle it though – when it’s deep-fried. (Tuna Eyes).