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.
July 25th, 2011
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The waft of a barbecue’s finest — burgers, brats, hot dogs, skewers, steaks, ears of corn, and any other favorite that fits on the grill — is a wonderful sign that the long winter is ending, and the warmer months have arrived. The wind gently calls the family from the deep recesses of the home, outside, to celebrate the reemergence of life.The wind, however, is not discriminatory to just the...
July 20th, 2011
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In order to really understand and experience a country you must first take a bite of its food. Indeed, learning more about the culture with every bite. Such is the case in Hungary where the national food is goulash.The name goulash actually originates from the Hungarian word gulyás and simply means a cattle stockman or herdsman. A traditional Hungarian food dating back 300 years to when poor...
June 29th, 2011
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There is something wonderfully nostalgic about breakfast. The simple pleasures of waking up tothe smell of freshly brewed coffee, or sitting down to a giant stack of pancakes are some of the things we overlook. In a bustling society where so many of us rarely take the time to sit down and unwind, breakfast begins to sound like a much-needed tradition.When I was young, it was my own daily...
June 15th, 2011
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The first written record of Scotch whiskey was in 1494 and since that time, Scotch has seemingly never lost its popularity. Case in point, a recent issue of Wine Spectator magazine had two glasses of scotch on the cover and a lead story called “A Wine Lovers Guide to Scotch.”The Scotch Whisky Association notes that no one knows exactly when the art of distilling first occurred in Scotland, but it...
May 24th, 2011
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Sushi! Love it or hate it, but at some time in your life you will be asked, “Hey, do you want to go get sushi?” It’s becoming more acceptable these days to eat sushi as much as once or twice a week, so for all those newbies out there the best way to introduce yourself to sushi is by eating a California Roll.Credit generally goes to Chef Manashita Ichiro and his assistant, Mashita Ichiro, of the...


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