Monday, October 24, 2016

Take Your Ethnic Food to Work Day celebrated

TODAY, Oct. 24, was the day when people brought their favorite ethnic food to work without fear of getting a letter from the Human Resources Department.

Tired of that salad and sandwich from the corner deli? No offense to PB&J fans, but your favorite sandwich isn't considered ethnic enough.

It was National Take Your Ethnic Food To Work Day.

GBC30 reporter Jenny Yang shows us how Santa Catarina, California marked the new day by visiting Long Life Insurance during lunch to see how employees marked the day.

Meals included stinky tofu, globs of kimchi, stacks of whole fish and, of course, the ubiquitous fish sauce that pairs perfectly with everything from chicken and salad to oatmeal.

One of the sponsors of the day is The National Food To Work Foundation, which was founded in 1998 by the American Fish Sauce Cooperative, the Korean Kimchi Cultural Foundation of America, and the Norwegian Council of Lutefisk Manufacturers with the mission to encourage intercultural exchange and communication.

Take Your Ethnic Food to Work Day is a day we need to celebrate our growing diversity without fear of offending sensitive aromatically challenged co-workers.

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