Food and eating habits are often the only vestige of a cultural link many Americans have to their immigrant parents, grandparents, and other forebearers -- often outlasting language. Most Americans who come from immigrant families understand the arguments that certain types of foods are related to cultural identity. Who would argue that Italian-American families don't eat a lot of pasta? Even so, traditions change. Cultures change. For example, how many Asian brides wear the traditional red wedding dress today? How many still Asian women still bind their feet? Do people still spit in public?