Originally Posted by Cerise
Hi, Gene. Sorry you had a bad flight, etc. Maybe you stumbled into McDonalds. Please don't judge a country by reaching for who-knows-what packaged bread. We have bakeries here as well, and we're not all about condiments. Please don't jump to conclusions, or as Ishbel said - make sweeping statements. In the US, we're not all about pizza, hotdogs, burgers & prepackaged food. Just sayin'.
Of course, Cerise - I found better shops later on. I was just telling of my first impression in a half-comatose state :)
I have many enjoyable memories when it comes to food regarding my time in San Diego - from greasy, but great Mexican holes in the wall, to great seafood restaurants. I am completely aware that American cuisine is way more than just fast food and I do like it - the whole west coast fusion thing, BBQ, cajun cooking, New England style chowders, and so on and so on. I did not mean any offence there, those six months in San Diego was probably the greatest time in my life.
Still, it was bloody hard to get some decent bread there. Measured against what you usually get in German bakeries.