Big Food: Great Dishes That Bring People Together

Around the world, large-format dishes bring people together

Crawfish boils are a big food hit in Louisiana!

Food. It’s why you’re here isn’t it? You visited The Daily Meal because, in some way, shape, or form, you love a good meal and an even better cocktail. It’s kind of like going to a party — you’re not going to be invited to or attend a party if there isn’t some connection between you and the host, right? 

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Unless, of course, there is a massive meal to be had at said party — then you could loathe whoever is in attendance because that meal is the real main event.

Think about all the big meals throughout your life — holidays, birthdays, weddings — there’s always a massive plate bringing people together: a turkey, a cake, a keg, (hey, you’re only 21 once) or even a heaping pile of ice cream.

So the next time you’re getting together, maybe decide on a spicy jambalaya ala New Orleans, Greek-style roasted lamb, or a killer cake that reaches the ceiling it has so many tiers. Go big or go home, that's what we think—and if you really love one of these dishes, go for the record-breaker, it's only right. 

One giant dish instead of having the hassle of a whole five-course meal — one and done!