Today, we're having our office Thanksgiving pot luck luncheon... in the past I've been in offices where everyone is very similar to me, and that meant that I saw all the things I typically see at my family's Thanksgiving meal on the buffet table.
This year - I work in a VERY multi-cultural environment, and some of the items on the buffet are unique. Please don't take this as me complaining - not at all - I think it's very cool... and an interesting way that all of our cultures can blend into one.
I just went through the line, and can I just say that first of all - it's always fun to see the executive team in chef shirts going the extra mile for their employees. The second thing I noticed in the room were all the different cultures represented in the food... we had bar-b-que, Korean bar-b-que pork, fried rice, tamales, charro beans, and I haven't even looked at the dessert table yet! I'm planning on going back in an hour or so to see if there is anything I can have... I might only be able to eat the dessert I brought that is sugar-free, but even with that - I'll be happy! (When you've got diet restrictions - I've found it best to make things that you can eat, and then be cautious about the rest)
Overall, it's been a very pleasant experience, and it's always fun to see what everyone else brings! Provided that they make something and don't just pick it up from the grocery store... I once had a boss that told everyone that they weren't allowed to bring anything that wasn't homemade... HA!