They shower us with questions, have a few awkward minutes figuring out how to climb below, then turn from near-strangers to “amigos” in an amazingly short time. For these folks, I always try to make a simple meal that they can identify as North American. A choice that has proven universally successful is hamburgers. I bake hamburger-style rolls using my standard bread recipe, then I put out a platter with slices of tomato, lettuce, cheeses, pickles and onions, plus condiments such as pickle relish, mustard and ketchup. With or without potatoes, salad or side dishes, this always makes a hit.