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From Kitchen to Pride: A Flavorful Celebration of Diversity

As the vibrant colors of the rainbow start to adorn the streets and social media feeds, it can only mean one thing: Pride Month is here! This special time of the year is all about celebrating and embracing the diversity of the LGBTQ+ community. As a Seattle caterer who specializes in Soul Food deserts and charcuterie boards, I believe that the culinary world beautifully mirrors the principles of inclusivity and acceptance, making Pride Month the perfect occasion to explore and honor the rich tapestry of flavors from around the world and how it reflects the foods we cater here at Pies Boards And Books. So, join me as we embark on a mouthwatering journey, celebrating Pride Month from a food lover's perspective!

The Rainbow Platter: A visual feast just like the rainbow flag symbolizes diversity and unity, a Pride-inspired feast can also reflect these principles. Creating a vibrant rainbow platter with an assortment of colorful fruits and vegetables is a wonderful way to celebrate. Think juicy red strawberries, vibrant orange carrots, sunny yellow bell peppers, crisp green cucumbers, succulent blueberries, and rich purple grapes. Arrange them artfully on a platter, and let the colors shine through!

One of the beauties of the culinary world is its ability to transport us to different cultures and traditions. This Pride Month, let's celebrate by exploring LGBTQ+-inclusive cuisines from around the world. Try Ube and introduce your taste buds to the purple sweet potato pie. Mix an Asian influence to this African American Soul Food classic. Delve into the vibrant flavors of Mexican spices to flavor butter boards, or incorporate rich mole sauces and tangy salsas into your grazing tables. Or perhaps we can appreciate the Indian culture with their diverse array of vegetarian and vegan options. Vegan charcuterie boards are a big hit. We honor the contributions of the LGBTQ+ community to the culinary world while indulging in delicious dishes.

Love Is the Secret Ingredient: Supporting LGBTQ+-Owned restaurants, cafes and caterers like me not only brings people together but also serves as a platform for inclusivity and acceptance. This Pride Month, let's make a conscious effort to support LGBTQ+-owned restaurants and cafes in our communities. By dining at these establishments, we not only savor delectable meals but also contribute to the success and visibility of the LGBTQ+ community within the food industry. So, go out and explore those hidden gems, savor their unique flavors, and spread the love.

A Celebration: hosting a Pride-Inspired charcuterie party! What better way to celebrate Pride Month than by gathering friends and loved ones for a pride-inspired potluck? Encourage your guests to bring dishes that represent the vibrant colors of the rainbow or reflect LGBTQ+ culture. Go to event all month and meet new LGBTQ friends!

Amplify LGBTQ+ Voices: Highlighting LGBTQ+-Friendly Food Bloggers While Pride Month is an opportune time to celebrate and honor the LGBTQ+ community, let's remember to support and amplify LGBTQ+-friendly food bloggers and content creators throughout the year. By seeking out and sharing their recipes, stories, and experiences, we help create a more inclusive and diverse culinary landscape. Let's take a moment to explore their creations, learn from their expertise, and build a stronger community that embraces everyone's unique contributions.

Pride Month is a time to celebrate and embrace the diversity of the LGBTQ+ community. As LGBTQ caterer, I have the privilege of showcasing this celebration through the rich flavors of charcuterie. Use your platform to create a more inclusive and accepting space where everyone can find a seat at the table. This Pride Month, let love and delicious food guide us on a journey of acceptance, unity, and mouth!

Nadia Moseley,

Pies Boards And Books



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