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    Posted: 14 August 2015 at 02:14
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I had a thought . . .
I thought it might be fun to devise finger food, snacks, game watching food with an international twist.

In 35 days the Rugby World cup kicks off.

With all those different countries playing I thought that it could be interesting to base a game on the type of food you would serve to your mates if they came around to yours to watch the game, based upon the two countries playing each other.
I know that most Americans don't give a fig about rugby, but I do know you lot are sporting, love food and celebrate international cuisine.

How the game might work -
If you look at the draw you will see that there are four  pools - each of us would choose, or be allocated to a pool. Depending on how many might want to play there could be more than one per pool. Each pool has five countries - so there is plenty of scope for interesting food choices.

Each week pick one match from your pool to cater for and post your recipes before the match is played.

When we get to quarter, semi and finals, if you have been knocked out you can buddy up with another who is still in. By the time we get to the end there will be two teams, just like the cup final itself.

The aim will be to match party/ game night food with the two national teams playing the match you selected. As we get to the end you will have to pick the country who will be playing from your pool, until the final and then there will be no choice at all.

If you think this might be fun,  tell me,  and we can sort out exactly how it will work - we have a month to get organised.

If its a really dumb idea don't be afraid to say - nothing ventured nothing gained i say
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   I'll give it a go!  Though I'll need some direction on teams and times...I'll take a look at the website with the upcoming matches, but I don't have access to the Rugby games themselves.

   Sounds like a real interesting idea though...this basic concept could easily be adapted into other sports...I like it!
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In S. Texas, you might get some interest in "Feetbull", aka soccer, you might not.
From what friends in GB and OZ have told me, rugby is a freeforall with about the only rule being do not run over the strecher bearers.
They MAY being a bit over broad in the actual conditions.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote HistoricFoodie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 August 2015 at 09:19
Sounds like fun, Ann. Unfortunately, work pressures won't let me participate.

These sorts of things can always be a joy. When my son gave his final recital at music school I devised a reception that included a dish based on the nationality of the composer. I went over really big, especially with the faculty.

Running it the way you suggest, seems to me, really ties it in with the whole point of this forum; exploring not only international foods, but looking as the social, ethnic, and cultural hooks as well.

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Well Japan beat South Africa in their first round match! I feel that the only appropriate snack for that game would have to be a Bento Box of blossoms - No Braii!

*laughing*

Much as I would love to take up the challenge of making a Bento Box - it won't be this year.
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