19. Lars Bastholm
When I first arrived in the US 20 years ago, I was mostly shocked by the ‘salads’. With the amount of cheese and bacon and dressing they contained, there was barely room for any vegetables. And they were not healthy. A taco salad: A 3,000 calorie monster.
The other major surprise was the size of the portions (I was in the Mid-West). If you finished everything on your plate, you could barely walk afterwards. There was at least twice as much food on my plate than I’d ever had before.
And s’mores. I just don’t get them…
20. John Morrow
Biscuits and that bizarre white gravy you guys love. What the hell is that made from?
I took my Israeli wife to a soda bar in Denver and ordered up an authentic Root Beer Float.
Needless to say, she was not impressed by the look or flavor. She was horrified.
I have to say, it is a little strange to plop a ball of ice cream in your soda, but I enjoy it.