Originally Posted by Gourmet Greg
I think our food preferences and proscriptions are cultural. People from India don't eat beef...
This is a bit of a misconception. It's true that some Hindu sects don't eat beef. But some do - primarily those in the southern part of the country. Some Indians are also vegetarian and don't eat any meat for that reason. And it should be noted there are also quite a few Christians in India, who have no qualms at all about eating beef... or pork, for that matter. Pork Vindaloo is a popular dish in the Goa region.
Sorry, I had to bring this up because I was once chastised by a co-worker who immigrated here from India. I said the same thing to him, and then he proceeded to take me out to lunch at his favorite burger joint.