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Old 27 February 2018, 04:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Dasla View Post
This happens in Australia too. And I bet it happens in every multi-cultural nation.

In grades 3 and 4 my teacher* would organise "international days" on which we would learn about a particular country and a parent of a student in the class, who had ancestry of the country in question, would come and cook a dish from that country.

Once upon a time, people would complain about Italian immigration, now spaghetti bolognaise is one of Australia's most popular meals.

Thank God for immigration, because as much as I like a good steak, I don't want it every night. And I don't like lamb.

*The teacher moved up a grade with us.
My elementary school did a week (maybe more, it's been a while) for studying Japanese culture, which included some green pudding and some other things which I've forgotten. Now you can't go too far without running into a sushi place, even in land-locked Switzerland. I am very glad, because pork, potatoes and cheese gets really boring. Not to mention Swiss wines.
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