Reading through the exchange reminded me of a part of the immigration debate that has been sorely neglected: the impact of immigration on food. If not for immigrants, we wouldn’t have pizza, hot dogs, Chinese food, to name just a few staples of the American diet. Were it not for post-Colonial immigration, I guess we’d be stuck eating British foods. Ugh!
As the great immigration debate of 2006 continues, I hope everybody will consider the impact that any legislation will have on America’s culinary options.