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Old World meets the New in dinner fit for Columbus Day
It is to be hoped that the little dears are learning more in school than that Columbus Day is all about appliance and mattress sales. Indeed, he is credited with "discovering" America, which was, you might agree, a rather momentous achievement, albeit unintentional. Oh sure, the Vikings are purported to have gotten here first, but they didn't stay. And another Italian, Amerigo Vespucci, got to have his name emblazoned on our dollar bills. But it is Christopher Columbus who "found" these shores and decided to colonize them, for good or ill.
By Donna Ellis
October 5, 2012