I agree, Phil. There is a huge difference between authentic and "american percieved-ethnic". A perfect example to add to is Mexican food. For most of the country, to get authentic Mexican food is near impossible. What most consider "authentic" is actually Tex-Mex. That, clearly, is not Mexican, but passed off to the masses as Mexican. It is a shame, too, becuase authentic Mexican food is one of the best cuisines in the world, and here in the US (at least most of the country), they try to pass off the cheese-topped, overly sauced, stuffed tortillas topped with sour cream as authentic.