Jenny Wells

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Taste the World This Wednesday

Published: Feb 24, 2014
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 24, 2014) — Now in its 25th year, "Taste of Our World" is one of the most popular events that takes place during the University of Kentucky's Cultural Diversity Festival.  This culinary extravaganza will kick off the month-long celebration with cuisine from around the world from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26,  in the Student Center Grand Ballroom. 
 
Price of admission is $5 for all you care to eat. Cash or Flex dollars are accepted.

 

Cuisine from Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East/Mediterranean, North America, and South America will be available in booths staffed by volunteers from the university community.

 

Students: be sure to arrive early, as 250 navy blue long-sleeved T-shirts will be given away on a first-come-first-served basis.  Students can also enter a drawing for an iPad and a Beats headphone; the winners will be announced Tuesday, April 1.

 

“Going to the Taste of the Our World last year was eye opening,” said Jessica Neiser, a senior in School of Interiors. “I tried a variety of foods that I normally would be hesitant to try.  Now, I love European cuisine!” 

 

During the Taste of Our World celebration, the festival committee members host a Ten Thousand Villages sale of jewelry, home decor and gifts. As one of the world’s oldest and largest fair trade organizations, Ten Thousand Villages builds long-term relationships with artisans that are based on mutual understanding and respect. Fair trade enables artisans to earn a fair wage. Purchases from Ten Thousand Villages support artisans from around the world who receive a fair wage. To view the kinds of items that will be on sale, visit the Ten Thousand Villages website at www.tenthousandvillages.com/home.php

 

The menu:

 

Africa
Moroccan Tajine ( vegan)
Somosas with Mango Chitney & Peri-Peri Sauce (vegetarian)
Nigerian Shuku Shuku – Coconut Macaroons (vegetarian)

 

Middle East- Mediterranean
Hummus with Toasted Pita (vegan)
Falafel with Tzatziki Sauce (vegan)
Spanakopita (vegetarian)
Baklava (vegetarian)

 

Europe
Russian Stroganoff with Parsley-Butter Egg Noodles
Kale & Cannellini Bean Cassoulet (vegan)
Polish Pirogues with Braised Cabbage & Apple Chutney (vegetarian)
Sables a’ la Poche (cookies) (vegetarian and some gluten free)

 

Asia
Assorted Sushi   (vegetarian and non-vegetarian)
Kung Pao Chicken with Rice
Pork Pot Stickers with Ponzu Sauce
Japanese Mochi (vegan)
Fortune Cookies

 

North America
KY Beer Cheese with Celery & Pretzels (vegetarian)
Carolina Pork BBQ Sliders with  Vegan Crunchy Vinegar Slaw
Vegetarian Gumbo
Black Eye Pea Fritters with Sweet Chili Sauce ( vegan)
Appalachian Burgoo with Corn Bread
Bourbon Bread Pudding

 

Latin America
Quinoa Salad (Vegan)
Caribbean Jerk Wings
Mexican Mole con Arroz y Queso Fresca
Argentinean Ceviche y Guacamole con Tortillas Azul
Mexican Wedding Cookies (vegetarian)

 

Taste of Our World is part of the Cultural Diversity Festival which promotes cultural awareness to the UK campus and Lexington community. The festival is devoted to highlighting the wealth of diversity represented at UK and strives to engage all students, faculty and staff, as well as the Lexington community, through fostering dialogue, encouraging new experiences and promoting unity.

 

 

MEDIA CONTACT: Jenny Wells, 859-257-5343; jenny.wells@uky.edu

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