When you think of pasta, you probably think of Italy. Stories have long circulated, however, implying that the Chinese are in fact responsible for the creation of this culinary delight. And while NY-style cheesecakes are the best, America ultimately can't take credit for this rich and delicate dessert.
I worked on a film in the beautiful Czech Republic where one day we got "tripe" as an offering from our caterer. It turned out tripe is made of the stomach lining of cows, pigs and who knows what else. Suffice it to say, the American crew revolted. Does this mean that tripe is not a good soup and cannot be enjoyed?