Well, I'm definitely not making sushi.
August 3, 2011 12:06 PM Subscribe
My husband invited a Japanese colleague and family over for dinner next week. What should I cook for them?
posted by rebeccabeagle to food & drink (32 answers total)
I am completely blanking on ideas for dinner. I'm a very competent cook and okay baker. I'd like to make something "American" and seasonal (but nicer than burgers and brats). I'll be hitting up the (upper Midwest) farmer's market this weekend and have access to a farm stand up to the last minute for super-fresh sweet corn, etc. We have a charcoal grill, but don't want to grill anything that takes more than a few minutes, since my husband is the family grillmaster and he won't be home for long before dinner.
The guest family is visiting from Japan. The wife attended college in the US. They have a toddler daughter (we have a toddler son the same age).
Help me with ideas! (And let me know if there's anything to generally avoid with Japanese guests.)