I've heard of bake sales, I've heard of formal dinners but I had never heard of food sales for political candidates. That's until I dropped by a St. Thomas food sale for the campaign of U.S. Virgin Islands Governor John deJongh.
My St. Thomas expert Karen, invited me to the grassroots event, which was held in a parking lot. Caribbean dishes like curried chicken and goat, rice and peas, grilled fish and fungi, the Virgin Islands staple of corn meal and okra.
deJongh, above, really grabbed an early start for the November elections but you can never start too early when it comes to fundraising. The place was packed with hundreds of voters buying food and shaking the Governor's hand. I think holding food sales for political candidates is an interesting St. Thomas custom. Don't think it would work in Chicago, though. Have you discovered any unexpected customs on your travels?