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.
May 30th, 2013
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When my family emigrated from South Korea to rural Wisconsin, I didn’t understand why kids at school kept asking me what kind of food they ate in China. How should I know? I had never been to China. I had been to Japan once, on vacation with my parents, but the only food I remembered from that trip was the spectacular cart of whipped-cream-covered cakes wheeled in every day by hotel room service...
March 20th, 2013
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There is one thing you can count on when you visit Germany and that is the fact that you won’t go hungry. On a recent trip to Germany’s Fairy Tale Road featuring the Grimm Brothers, I had the pleasure of enjoying a number of tasty treats from the northern region in Hamelin where the Pied Piper put the town on the map to Kassel, Germany and Hanau where local specialties ruled the day like Ahle...
February 18th, 2013
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Lafayette offers some great choices for spicy food and there are plenty of restaurants to visit, many with the local delicacies like seafood gumbo, crawfish étouffé, and jambalaya. One favorite Cajun past times is the good, old- fashioned crawfish boil. Considered sacred in these parts and called "mud bugs" or "crawdads," crawfish are served with potatoes, onions and corn or you might also find...
January 9th, 2013
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Most folks celebrate New Year’s traditions that go back ages and relates to their ethnic culture, but did you ever wonder where these traditions really came from? One tradition on New Year’s is a good meal, and oftentimes, what you eat on January 1 is also said to determine your good fortune for the remainder of the year. In Spain, grapes are a popular dish, and many believe that if you eat 12...
December 28th, 2012
Written by Rita Cook in Latest News, The Welcoming Table with 0 Comments
Christmas comes early in the Netherlands every year, which allows more time for good food and holiday celebrations. However, while Christmas, as a religious Christian holiday, is celebrated on December 25 and 26 and called the (First Christmas Day) and Tweede Kerstdag (Second Christmas Day) Santa Claus and his reindeers make their debut a bit earlier on Sinterklaas or St. Nicholas Day. St....


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