We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
When I worked in Latin America, for the most part I didn't miss American [U.S.] food. The tropical fruit was marvelous. At the time, mangoes [I once bought 4 mangoes for 5 cents US in Bolivia] were not available in most US markets. Tomatoes and chicken had much more flavor than in the US. And in Argentina, one could eat tomato salad without any danger to the intestinal system. I wouldn't have ventured to try tomato salad in other countries, though. I never drank coffee until I was in Colombia- marvelous.
Homemade Guatemalan tortillas were much thicker and tastier than the machine-made thin flavorless tortillas in the US. They actually tasted like corn.
But I did miss peanut butter, which was not very common in Latin America. Maybe it is today.