Wednesday, April 23, 2008

International Food Festival a BIG Success

tamales con pollo from Honduras
picadillo from Cuba
palm butter soup from Liberia
egg fried rice from China
challah bread from the United States
green salsa from Mexico
molikia from Sudan
vegetable dumplings from China
samosas from India
pizelles from Italy

More than 200 people enjoyed the tastes, sights and sounds of last week’s International Food Festival, a multi-cultural event at the Community College of Vermont in Burlington. CCV students prepared most of the food and their classmates, families, friends, neighbors and teachers ate it all. A newly arrived Iraqi family escorted to the event by a CCV student from Peru enjoyed dinner together. A couple from Texas read about the event in 7 Days and decided to check it out.

The CCV Burlington Community Choir sang songs of national transition (South Africa) and Sergio Torres, a CCV graduate this June, sang Latin American favorites. A couple of students from James Blynt’s Comparative Religions class baked challah bread and described its significance on posters nearby. And, most playfully, children colored people pins and students marveled at Mendhi art designed impromptu by a professional artist right on their very own hands.

Thank you to everyone who helped make this event possible. We hope to see you there next year!

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