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Sometimes feeding vegetarians can be considered a challenge. It’s not easy to know what to feed us and some people struggle to cater when there are other guests.
Our neighbours have found a novel solution.
It’s called Cook your own dinner!
Each guest has their own small wok pan with spatula and a burner.
The food comprises bowls of raw ingredients.
There’s something for everyone. Any one evening can have a specific theme. A typical selection would include:
-chopped raw onion
-chopped raw mushroom
Fish and meats in separate containers depending on the diet of the guests.
Sauces, oils and herbs
-oils for the cooking
Cooked rice or noodles go well with an oriental theme. Or pasta could suit an Italian style dinner.
Everyone can then make what they like and eat as many servings as they choose to cook.
The feasting is social and entertaining at the same time and no one can really complain about what they are having.
It also helps where there may be allergies among the guests. Everyone gets their own choice.
After the feast, a quick wipe of the pans and a chocolate sauce feast can follow.
-other fresh fruit
How do you cope when there’s different diets and tastes to cater for?
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