For the 29th consecutive year under one roof a cornucopia of more than 60 ethnic groups. The International Festival kicked off on Friday with a Naturalization Ceremony where more than 200 people became US citizens. The three day festival was all about fun, food, shopping, music, dance, and art just some of the elements that are important elements of one’s culture.
Look at what I learned a few words in Swahili.
One could sample foods from 25 different countries at the old world style street cafes. The cooking demonstrations featured dishes from The Congo, Korea, Lebanon, India, Scandinavia, Italy, France, Canada, Philippines, Egypt, Iran, Columbia and so many other countries provided a treat for every palate.
Having traveled to some of the countries represented Africa, Brazil, Greece, Korea, Vietnam and experiencing the foods there,
I opted for this dish described as African American, stewed corn and tomatoes with okra by Chef Rashid.
It was delectable!
If you were too full to move the dance competitions was the place to fight off any lethargy, so enlightening and entertaining.
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