I have a question for my non-American readers :)
1. Do you actually have a copy of TJOC? Is it readily available in your country?
2. Do I ever mention ingredients that you are confused by or don't have in your country? I think there are a lot of foods that we take for granted in the US that aren't necissarly sold everywhere. A coworker of my dad told me once that his daughter, who lived in Europe, always wanted them to send barbecue sauce, ranch dressing, and marshmallows.
3. If I have made any ethnic food from that your country is known for, did the TJOC version bear any resemblance to what you are used to? Please answer, I'm very interested.