So, I’ve seen a few things advertised that are selling a similar idea to our international days.
Would I like to turn this idea into something marketable some day? Sure! But, we’re not that now.
I also see a lot of blogs where everything is perfect and orderly, photos look very professional, and not a thing is out of place. Yeah… we’re not that, either.
Well – maybe to do something like this, we have to be rich and buy a lot of weird ingredients! Nope. While some of the ingredients that we have used in recipes have been a bit difficult to find, nothing has been stupid expensive. Here’s one option, substitute ingredients. It may not be “authentic” or “rustic” or “perfect”, but it will be “good enough”.
If we just take a bit of time to learn about someone else’s culture or food, perhaps we’ll be less willing to accept propaganda designed to dehumanize.
It doesn’t take loads of resources to do this – you’re already using a web browser.
It doesn’t have to be perfect. We’re doing this with and for kids.
I guess where this random collection of sentences is leading is to this; it doesn’t have to cost a lot of money, it doesn’t have to be perfect, it just has to be sincere and as accurate as you can make it.
I have heard rumors that some other families want to do something like this, or maybe already have. I’d love to hear some stories.