Why Mexico Isn't Central America, And Other Things I Learned From Writing A Book About Cheese
Recently, contributing editor Laurel Miller, and our own Lassa Skinner co-authored Cheese For Dummies, a comprehensive primer on all things cheese. Upon reviewing the published work, Laurel noticed something that irked her -- Mexico's cheeses had been moved from the "North America" section to the "Central America" section.
It was at the urging of my Gadling colleagues, with whom I engaged in a lengthy discussion about the topic at hand, that I decided to write this article. They thought it raised some interesting arguments about geopolitics and cultural differences within a given region, and found it fascinating that cheese was the conduit. As Heather Poole put it, "Maybe you thought your book was about cheese, when really it's about the people who eat cheese."
Photo by Laurel Miller