[email protected], With all due respect salsa simply means "sauce" in Spanish (which I do not speak) and comes in a myriad of varieties in Mexico including: Salsa cruda, picante, salsa fresca, salsa rojo and salsa verde, these are to be made fresh so comparing them to A1 which I have always had served out of a bottle from some unknown factory is simply absurd. You haven't seemed to grasp the original intent of my question and your reading off of the Taco Bell menu doesn't help this perception. I never said that I don't enjoy hamburgers, or barbecue, or biscuits with sawmill gravy; but these dishes (and others not mentioned) are not varied enough or developed to the point of refinement (in the sense of taste) to be classified as a cuisine in my lexicon. Salty and fried are good on occasion, but is this what the basis of a national cuisine rests on?"”It would seem so by the responses I have received thus far. American food contains words, perhaps enough of them to form sentences but far from the amount required to write a novel. Jen, I am not a New Englander nor due I feel any hostility toward the south, in fact I find southern food charming in the limited doses that are required to sample all its offerings and do not judge it by the food served at Cracker Barrel.