Memorial Day *Peacemeal

September 26th, 2010

Spring Dinner Buffet

“Food is strength, food is peace, food is freedom”
— President John F. Kennedy


Iraqi Kufta
Halal Ground Beef on a stick
seasoned with Onions, Parsley and Spices
Served on Pita with Heirloom Tomato Salad

Afghani Chicken
Grilled Chicken Breast marinated in Yogurt, Garlic and Lemon and served with Lavash, Yogurt Sauce and Walnut-Coriander Chutney

Vietnamese Lemongrass Fish
Deep-Fried Marinated Cod Filet
Served with Sweet and Sour Fish Sauce

Indian Tofu Tika
Roasted Tofu served with a Tomato Sauce


Haitian Rice & Beans
Jasmine Rice, Brown Tepary Beans cooked in Spiced Coconut Milk

Indian Dal with Chili Peppers
Stewed Yellow Lentils in a Spice Vegetable Broth

Korean Kim Chi
Napa Cabbage tossed with Garlic, Tamari and Sambal

German Cucumber and Onion Salad
English Cucumbers sliced thin and tossed with Shaved Onion and Dill Vinaigrette

African-Spiced Broccoli-Cauliflower Salad
Fresh Broccoli, Cauliflower and Carrots tossed with Sour Cream, Green Onions


Lebanese Moulhalableh
Floral Milk Pudding with
Toasted Pistachio and Walnuts

Fruit Fool Ivory Coast Style
Strawberries, Apricots and Kiwis
pureed with Gran Marnier and Milk
Topped with a Chocolate Ribbon

Guinean Ginger Drink
Spiced juice

Coco-Lime Mint Lassi
Lime, Honey, Milk, Coconut Milk with Fresh Mint

*We often hear the names of certain countries in the news along with reports of military action, war, terrorism, and death.  Today we explore the food of these countries in an attempt to focus on the peaceful and sharing nature of humanity.  A common thread to all cuisine is its positive influence from foreign cultures.  It is hard to find a “traditional” dish of one country that is not shared with another.  Let this be a lesson for other areas of cross-cultural interaction.