Monday, September 1, 2008

Army of Sisters

According to the Sister Cities International organization, Knoxville has seven sister cities. Seven. I kid you not. They are:
Chelm, Poland
Chengdu, China
Kaohsiung, Taiwan/China
Larissa, Greece
Muroran, Japan
Neuquen, Argentina
Yesan County, South Korea
I didn't sign up for theme day since I knew I wouldn't have time to search for images, track down the photographer, and get permission to post the image. But I wanted to post some kind of connection to a far-away sister city despite that. 
So, (work with me here, I'm desperate), I'm posting a shot of the Greek dinner I made last night and dedicating it to Larissa. Hello, Larissa! 
In case you're wondering, that's broiled eggplant with capers and mint, tzatziki (cucumber, garlic and yogurt dip) with pita bread, and some ouzo to make things fun. And no, I am not of Greek ancestry, I just love the food.

12 comments:

Z said...

A for the thought and the effort!

Dan said...

Clever approach to the theme! Nice pic too.

Virginia said...

Clever one today KG. I am going to volunteer to help cook at the Greek Food Fest. here in Sept. I am dying to learn some of their dishes. I'll probably be peeling potatoes or something!

babooshka said...

Italian frist, then Greek food second. No, I have ties either just love the nosh. Great lateral thinkng on the theme. I think theme day has
been a mixed bag, but fascinating. Obviously I am disappointed to find we are not sister cities, with my amiable locals, fine dining, classy pubs, and abundance of local events.
Oh no that list is your place, not mine. Now I see why no kinship, but me thinks I should move.

marley said...

Great idea. I love Greece and the food and the ouzo! Especially the ouzo!

Laurie said...

Knoxville Girl, I just love the way your mind works!

Now, how dare you present us with this delicious fare with absolutely no way to partake in it? Greek food is a weakness of mine. I had a long term boyfriend who was Greek. Honestly, I think I stayed in that relationship longer than I should have because of his mother's spanikopita.

Great take on Theme Day!

USelaine said...

Theme Days are meant for creative interpretation - you shoulda gone with it! Nice tablecloth too.

Petrea said...

I'm following some of you around the blogosphere today. KG, I think theme days spark great creativity. You have done a wonderful job! I'm hungry now.

Dusty Lens said...

The food looks delicious, I'd suggest a glass of ouzo to go along.

Louis la Vache said...

Indeed, as the others have written, you've made us hungry! It's times like this "Louis" is happy nous vaches have more than one stomach...

Chris said...

I thought we had a lot! I note most of yours are Asian. Is there a reason, do you think?

Food looks great. White or red wine?

angela said...

I wish you'd invited me to dinner. That looks delicious.