I love holidays. I've created this mission to explore other cultures through their holiday meals. If we dig enough we can find a holiday, celebration or observance from some place or time period, for any day of the year.
The Goal is to travel around the world using holiday* meals as a vehicle. The Challenge is to 'visit' 80 countries, cultures and ethnic groups. We're familiar with observances related to the Big Three** We want to go a cut deeper by seeking out celebrations from lesser known traditions, whether they're currently thriving, struggling, or historical.
We need Researchers, or people with roots in far-flung places wanting to share some aspect of home. We need brave Hosts to open their homes and Volunteers to scrub pots, and we'll need at least one more adventurous Home Cook to share cooking duties. We're not a pot-luck club, but we do share the burden. By signing up for a meal you commit to sharing the cost. (guidelines and limits will apply!)
We're not trying to be new-world gourmets, we ain't holdin' ourselves to no high-falutin' standards. Holidays are our MacGuffin, this is our Hero's Journey. A journey 'round the world, in 80 Holidays.
*Holidays - interpret this fairly loosely. Any ethnic-specific or culture-specific celebration, observance or tradition relating to food.
**Big Three religions: Christianity, Judaism, Islam