My stepson is hosting a German boy for a few weeks as part of an exchange program. I want the exchange student to have the opportunity to try different kinds of American foods. Because we live in the San Francisco Bay Area, I also want to show him California cuisine. I realize he may not like everything that's offered, but I want to at least give him the chance to try some new things.
So far I know he's had hamburgers, hotdogs and pizza. I know he dislikes blue cheese, and avocados. Oh, and seafood, which eliminates several possiblities.
So far, I've come up with the following, which includes things my family likes to make and eat:
1.) Pizza cooked on the BBQ
2.) Soul food/Southern food like grits, beans or greens cooked with pork fat, cornbread, biscuits, pulled pork and jambalaya
3.) Fondue, which is something my family loves and we do several different kinds at once
4.) Mexican food (we'll probably hit the neighborhood taco trucks for this)
5.) Lots of fresh local produce
Any other suggestions about what to prepare for this German boy to show off American cooking?