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If you could only eat one type of cuisine. . .


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If you could only eat one type of cuisine. . .

JessicaKlonsky | Jun 21, 2002 04:50 PM

Calvin Trillin once wrote that every Thanksgiving his family goes out for Chinese food, because the one thing he is most thankful for is the Immigration Act of 1965. One of the things that makes people in the U.S. so lucky is the incredible variety of cuisines available to us because we are a predominantly a country of immigrants and their descendants.

But, if we were like most of the world's people and only ate one cuisine, what cuisine would you pick? What I mean is, if you could have the full range of one type of world cuisine, but that's it, for the rest of your life--which one would you pick?

For me, it would be Mexican. I love the high end stuff, the street food, I even love Pinguinos (the Mexican version of Hostess cupcakes.) I never tire of black beans-I've eaten them for two weeks straight. The only thing I'd miss would be bread and bagels. I do get weary of tortillas at every meal.

So what are other folks picks?

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