Immigrants Day Gathering
Some friends of mine host an annual Immigrants' Day gathering as a sort of pre-Thanksgiving/Friendsgiving event. Partygoers are instructed to bring something that people from their ancestral homeland would have cooked prior their arrival in the United States. The idea is that we celebrate all the wonderful cultures that arrived in America instead of only the puritans. I've never made it to the party, but based on the forbearers of my friends that attend this Minnesota party, it must be a very strange mishmash of sushi, lutefisk, matzo, sausage, and carnitas. Though I'm sure the food is fine since people are loaded up on aquavit, wine, beer, sake, and tequila.