Those who know me well would tell you that I see the world through a lens of food.   I hate to miss a chance to dine or to snack!   So why not take a culinary approach to a big and current political debate? 

© 2002 Steven E. Cutts 
a Studio C recording, March 2007 

A recent immigrant orders lunch in a local Chinese restaurant; 

Julio says, " ¡ Ho-la !   ¿ Me gustaria egg foo yung?" 

Fu Ming Lee does not speak Español; his English even now is just so-so, 

But they're communicating, creating a whole new mother tongue.

       Beef burritos, terriyaki; chili salsa; green wasabi; 

       Korma, kabobs, hot knishes; nation-building kinds of dishes. 

Morning, noon, and night adding more new spices to the flavor of America, 

Expanding the franchise beyond burgers and French fries. 

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner: we're serving up a brand new version of America; 

Communion of the masses; many into one. 

I myself was raised on Wonder Bread, and TV dinners; here is what we said: 

"They’re as American as baseball, Mom, the flag, and apple pie." 

But now a New World Order's taking shape from across the borders on my plate, 

A smorgasbord of tempting treats deliciously diversified. 

       Shrimp tempura, udon noodles -- common now as apple strudel. 

       Lamb sovlaki, chicken curry; tastes can sure change in a hurry!

Morning, noon, and night . . . 

Maybe we should change the motto:  "One nation under food."