So ... maybe my Nana didn't drink beer, but I'll bet if she thought a president was coming to her house, she would have found out his favourite pie, regardless of her personal politics. They just don't matter at her table.
You may be on a diet. You may not drink beer. But there are many ways to partake together. People should indulge in some way together more often. Not just family, but friends and new acquaintances ... bridges can be built over and around The Table. And may this happen in any house, around any table, with our shoes off.