I thought I could.
It wasn't living in Europe that was the problem. It was being an American GI in Europe. During the 80's Uncle Bunky bought beef for the chow halls and commisaries from the UK. I was dining on mad cow burgers for three years. If I had been there as a civilian I would have been eating the sane Schnitzel und Wurst und Kartoffelpuffen. Ich habe Kartoffelpuffen gern.