> as for advocating certain positions, well, i don't claim to have spent
> time absorbing the culture of this list, so if i'm being offensively sure
> myself, i apologize. i know that when it comes to food, all kinds of
> tribal allegiances come into play. food seems to be a marker for the
> who is generally suspect.
That's OK. I'm offensively unsure of myself, which is probably worse.
What do you mean by "food seems to be a marker for the Other"?