Q: I am throwing a "green card" party for some British friends who just got their green cards. My question is, what are the most American foods you can think of that could be re-created in a cocktail party setting? (For example, ramekins of macaroni and cheese.)
Sent by Randi
Editor: Randi, what a great party idea! Here are a few past posts with some great all-American food ideas. We could go with simple (pasta salad, grilled corn, hamburgers) or something more diverse — maybe a melting pot of several different cuisines? You could also focus on exclusively "New World" foods — heirloom beans, tomatoes, corn.
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Readers, what would you do for a party like this?
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