For Lincoln, NE I'm pretty cosmopolitan. I can cook several different cuisines and I know some about wines, breads, cheeses and some unique culture foods that I've seen on TV. I've never seen anyone here eat edamame before. I can't remember where I ran across it, but I know I ate the pod and everything.
There's a bunch about culture and life in general that you need someone's guidance for. For years as a kid I pronounced the word "facade" as "fah-KAYD" because I'd never heard it spoken, I'd just read it in books. I have plenty of other examples like that. Without guidance, most people wouldn't "get" anything. I'm nosing around in the dark on my own on a lot of this stuff. It's funny, but at the same time it's frustrating.
This is a decent place to live. But there's zero culture. It's fast food and chain restaurants, and until recently Beringer was the "nice" wine you could get. These people are happy with their meat and potatoes, so it sucks to be someone like me who wants to learn and grow and try. My options are really limited.