An International Feast
October 17, 2012 12:03pm CST
The church I go to is celebrating its 60th anniversary on Sunday. It is an International Church and we are going to have a feast. We have all been asked to bring one of our national dishes for the meal. Since there are many nationals there it should be very interesting and delicious. I am taking an English trifle, if you were coming what would you bring to represent your country?
• Nelson Bay, Australia
18 Oct 12
I have been invited to go to a party at the beginning of Nov and I am having the same debate! The party is for staff and students in a university and those students are all international, so I wonder what dishes they are going to bring to the party. I am also wondering the same thing, as I was born in Peru, lived in the Dominican Rep, Austria and I am now living in Australia, where I also lived, studied and work before. Actually I am tempted to take a tabouleh salad, as that has been popular in the past when I have prepared it, it is fresh and would go along well with any other dishes! I first tried that salad while I was in the DR, as many people migrated there from the Middle East.
• Marion, Kansas
17 Oct 12
The US has so many regional foods, I would have a hard time deciding. Since I live in the Central US, and it was settled by Mennonite Germans who brought hard red winter wheat to the area, it would have to have something made with wheat flour. I would think perhaps a Runza casserole as that would be easy to prepare and share. Runza aka Bierocks, are a bread dough usually filled with ground meat, cabbage and cheese, with some other veggies as well. In the casserole you use a layer of bread dough, then ground meat and cabbage and onions with a sauce and then top it with cheese, and another layer of dough. You bake it and then it is easy to serve in squares.
17 Oct 12
hope you have a great time. so you are taking English trifle, i heard the name of the dish, but never tasted it. So your is an International church , wow, then you would have met many people from around the world, what was your experience? . Well i would bring Indian Pulav along with side dish curd chutney. i just love it.
18 Oct 12
There are lots of Pakistannis and Filipinnos in the church as well as the usual European mix along with Africans and Americans too. People tend to stay in their national groups so the hope is that this International Day will bring us all together. I'm longing to ask the Filipinno women about their romantic men! All thanks to Mylot discussions of course.
• United States
17 Oct 12
I would bring the easy side dish called devil eggs. I make them so good and since I don't like eating from people i really don't know. I would eat as many of these as I could to fill me up. I do hope you have a great day as well. My mother is always baking a cake for her church or cooking up a lot of meals for them.