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Organise a food sharing day at the hostel you're staying at

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1. Posted by fooddays (First Time Poster 1 posts) 7y

I'm trying to get as many people as possible in hostels around the world to organise hostel food sharing days/nights. The idea is that people in the hostel get together, each person cooks a typical dish from their own country, then they all share it. Super simple.
I've set up a facebook group you can join here;

International Hostels Food Days
http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/group.php?gid=83440732121

and stick up photos from a food day you've been involved in, or recipes that've been cooked (recipes from the day can also be shared around by email/facebook of course).

The idea arose from an evening we had when I was staying at art factory hostel in Buenos Aires. Here was the menu of the day

Snag (sausage) rolls (Australia)
Traditional Northumbrian Stottie Bread (UK)
Beef Salad (Australia)
Escalopes in a creamy mushroom sauce (France)
Meatballs and mashed potato (Sweden)
Quesadillas (Mexico)

It was one of the best evenings of culinary delight in my life. I didn't eat a thing the next day.

So talk up the idea to everyone in the hostel, stick a note on the noticeboard and get the staff involved (we used the staff as the oficial tasters for the evening) stick posters up and then get cooking.

Any comments or suggestions, do you like the idea, have you done something similar before, do you think i'm a total nutter, whatever, would be greatly appreciated.

So, get cooking and enjoy

2. Posted by Peter (Admin 5813 posts) 7y

Ok, normally we are really strict about anything even remotely promotional, which this one could be considered. I'll let this one through though, since there's not really anything it's promoting other than meeting up in a hostel. I quite like the idea :)

3. Posted by Redpaddy (Inactive 1004 posts) 7y

It has quite a nice feeling about it - doesn't it.
Stottie is much more widely made and eaten in Newcastle. Horrible stuff. It's yeastless bread, basically - and tastes like something baked last week, or even earlier.

4. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru 1113 posts) 7y

this goes to a long list I should not be interested, since I gave up meat eating.

5. Posted by Redpaddy (Inactive 1004 posts) 7y

Must say, it's not exactly a vegetarian's paradise - is it??

6. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru 1113 posts) 7y

Quoting Redpaddy

Must say, it's not exactly a vegetarian's paradise - is it??

one more bad meal, and I'll turn into a born again veggie preacher, screaming meat is murder in every KFC outlet. I'll shut up, when they give me a free bucket.

7. Posted by Redpaddy (Inactive 1004 posts) 7y

A free bucket of chips - or veggie chicken??

8. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 7y

I have a great idea - let's bring this thread back to topic. Thanks!