|Senegalese food served up in Portland|
People my age, of course, grew up with a plethora of ethnic foods available. Well, it seemed like a plethora. Specifically, there were three: Chinese, Mexican, and Italian.
My, my, how times have changed! The three varieties of ethnic food I knew as a boy are so integrated into American culture that they're hardly considered ethnic any more. Who doesn't know what a taco is today? Or an egg roll? Or chicken parmigiana?
Ethnic food today is much more diverse. Indeed, within walking distance of my home in Portland there are half a dozen Thai restaurants, several Indian restaurants, a sushi house, a couple Mediterranean places, an Ethiopian place, a Korean barbeque, and a couple Vietnamese pho houses.
Just another benefit that comes from ethnic diversity here in the land of plenty. It's a good thing I have such an iron will when it comes to dietary restraint. (Er --strike that --heh.)