The Welcoming Table

A major way to break down racial and cultural barrier is through exploring new foods and sharing a meal. Celebrating the rich and delicious diversity of the world’s foodways and culinary traditions; and include personal reflections, anecdotes, and commentary will be featured. Recipes and eating traditions are included.
August 22nd, 2012
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Gone are the days when Tequila was merely a party drink used as a means for teenagers and young adults to drink along with salt and lime. These days tequila is a cultured spirit with the brands and flavors as diverse as the people who now call this their after dinner drink of choice. From the country of Mexico, tequila is produced by fermented juices from the Blue Agave plant, which, as noted by...
July 20th, 2012
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The Swedes love their Midsummer celebrations and, in fact, it is one of their biggest celebrations of the year. After a long, cold winter, when summer kicks in and the landscape takes on life, the Swedes use every excuse to get outdoors. During the Midsummer celebration, food takes a key role in the day, which happens on the Friday after the summer solstice of June 21.Before the food, comes the...
June 28th, 2012
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Although their diet changed over the years, one staple on any Polish American menu is that of Beetroot soup. Even if you aren’t a fan of beets, the Poles know how to make the beet a tasty ingredient in the Polish Beetroot soup.Other Polish “musts” on the menu includes meat, such as Polish sausages, especially kielbasa, a garlic-flavored pork sausage, which according to the website www....
May 16th, 2012
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It’s a celebration that in Wales is as big a deal as St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland. St. David’s Day on March 1 every year is all about feasting and parades in the street. Even more important though, eating Wale’s Bara Brith Welsh Tea Cake.According to The Petit Four website, the day honors the prophecy surrounding St. David and the day Wales was freed of all Saxons. No surprise that the Brits...
April 26th, 2012
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Since New Zealand is an island nation, access to both land and seafood options are a regular part of the local diet. Driven by ingredients that are not only indigenous, but also seasonal, expect a cuisine in New Zealand that resembles that of Australia and Britain, but with a few twists derived from the local Maori population.Agriculture plays a big role in New Zealand as well as adding a Pacific...

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