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.
September 18th, 2012
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Barbeque sauce has ties to many states in the U.S., Texas, North Carolina, and Kansas, but hands-down, in my opinion, one of the best experiences is in Memphis, Tenn. With BBQ hangouts covering the city, Memphis hosts an annual spring Barbeque Cooking Contest, known throughout the country for its sweet and spicy as well as smoked sauces.  However, the taste and recipes for barbeque change...
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...


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