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Old 08-12-2019, 01:32 PM
Eva Luna is offline
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Originally Posted by bordelond View Post
... touché -- but those were only incidental details, anyway.

Switch up the thought experiment, then: we'll go with soft corn tortillas, barbacoa** or carnitas, diced onion, cilantro, and the fixings for pico de gallo. Tougher to make at home in Paris, Warsaw, or Brussels than it is to do the same in the U.S. (due to item availability or any other factor)?

And would the end result be less likely to win over European friends than American ones?

** well, an ersatz barbacoa, anyway, that can be done in an oven or crock pot. Trying to stick with items readily done in the home.
Not 100% on point, but my Salvadoran-American college roomie has lived in small town England for over 20 years. There is no masa or masa harina or any number of other Central American ingredients to be had for many miles around. When I have gone to visit her, half my suitcase has been filled with things like that.

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