Who says we Americans are insular and don't care to explore international culture?
Tonight I made us Senegalese Peanut Soup for dinner (from a cookbook I'm reviewing, though the same recipe is here), and in an unrelated bit of internationality, added the Setanta Sports Channel (soccer, rugby, hurling, lovely accents) to our DirecTV package. A cheap way to feel worldly.
I especially love how we don't quite know half the programs that are on Setanta yet. "Chelsea" I know, but "Chelsea v Werder Bremen"? "Levski Sofia v Barcelona"? "Galatasary v Bordeaux"? (Actually I know "Galatasary" from Rob's playing of The Fall song, "Sparta FC" ("We're not Galatasary, we're Sparta FC!").