I have list I would like to get to for posts, but there isn't much extra time. I will try to knock off two of the quick ones. Reading the reviews for the only Indian restaurant in Concord, NH, it was fairly obvious that all the Americans - not just the locals - liked it very much, and all the one-star reviews were from people with Indian names.
One's first thought would be that the people who really, really know authentic food from India know better, not like the ignorant Americans. But the tone of the reviews and the type of criticism convinced me otherwise. It was all posing, posturing. Browsing around everything showed as I suspected for ethnic foods of any type. The people from whatever ethnic group was being displayed were almost universal in their disparagement of "their" restaurant's food. It seemed to fall well below the I'm Italian and no one's sauce was as good as my grandmother's attitude, no matter the ethnicity.
Well, you can't get real barbecue/patisserie/Mexican/Brazilian/pork pie/bagels/Thai/souvlaki around here, can you? Even Romanians do it, and trust me, even the best Romanian food isn't that great.