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.
February 17th, 2011
Written by Rita Cook in The Welcoming Table with 0 Comments
According to my Italian friend, Anthony Duva, the southern and northern cultures of the country of Italy couldn’t be more different. Now that I’ve begun visiting Italy a few plus times a year since 2002, I understand all too well that his statement could not be more obvious.Case in point is the cuisine, while the northerners love their heavy creams (think anything pesto or cream-based), it’s the...
February 14th, 2011
Written by Laura Monroe in The Welcoming Table with 0 Comments
As the cold of winter continues, our kitchens in the U.S. are full of warm, slow-cooking foods like stews and casseroles. The season of fresh fruits and vegetables from our gardens and local farmers markets has not yet returned, so we turn to root and cold weather vegetables, as well as supermarket vegetables imported from warmer climes. As we snuggle in for the final months of cold weather, it’s...
January 19th, 2011
Written by Jodie Blankenship in The Welcoming Table with 0 Comments
When traveling to far off lands or just the East Coast of the U.S., encounters of culture and food awakens the taste buds and the senses. On the wholesome farmlands where buggies and traditional attire reign in the Amish landscape, whoopie pies are as intriguing today as they were many years ago, before electricity, automobiles, and checking accounts. The Amish prefer to travel on the horse-drawn...
January 3rd, 2011
Written by Randi McCreary in The Welcoming Table with 0 Comments
Much of the true spirit of the holidays includes what sets upon the dinner table. We lean upon the anticipation of enjoying our favorite traditions, displayed in a welcoming table that only great friends and family understand. It brings us together, to join in prayer, bow our heads, and be thankful for the season and the year. With the reflection of the holidays, and how food enters into the...
December 20th, 2010
Written by Francesca Biller in The Welcoming Table with 0 Comments
Whether I watched my Jewish grandfather carefully save the chicken schmaltz, after preparing Matzoh Ball soup or my Japanese grandmother make tamago gohan, a meal of rice, eggs, and shoyu. What far surpassed the intimate cooking lessons was the invaluable respect both sides of my family showed for each other’s cultural differences, and bonded through the shared and blended recipes of exotic...


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