"Recently, I spent three weeks working on an archaeological dig in
Central America. In camp, we subsisted on a diet of rice and beans,
beans and rice and -- on special occasions -- plantains, beans and
rice. Small wonder that our favorite entertainment was the "What I'm
Gonna Eat When I Get Home" game. We'd lounge around camp in the long
tropical evenings and dream of American food. Sweet little Katy from
Mississippi would describe her mama's fried chicken, real mashed
potatoes and fried okra."