Heritage Festival 2008 - foodie recommendations!
Things im looking forward to:
Anticuchos! (Soo pumped), and Inca Cola. Peruvian tent.
Arepa's - Venezuela
Qabeli Palau - Afghani
Burek - Bosnia H.
Tamales - either Mexico or Guatamala
I should probably go get some sticky rice from the Taiwanese tent too, but I don't feel like being harassed by the whole community.
I think the most interesting thing is how butchered certain dishes are for the North American palate. Chicha (Ecuador) - a cold pineapple drink!? really? Sigh.
LOL Penqcast. We were just talking about that today at work. My DH made a comment a few years back, "God, how many times are we going to see Kabobs on the menu."
Anyways, in the Journal there's a pullout with a list of what's what. I told my co-worker about Hubby's issue with Kabobs. And she started to laugh, of the first 4 restaurants on the pullout list, 3 had Kabobs. I said," oh well, it smells amazing"
We haven't been for a few years but, my favorites were always:
1, Roti from Sri Lanka
2, Crepe suzette from France
3, Samosas from Pakistan
I heard that places like Scotland stopped having a tent because the price was getting really high to rent for the weekend.
Hey I just found this link:
Has the menu and everything. Sweet!
I have a soft spot for the Welsh cakes, and last year I really liked the arepas at the Venezuela/Brazil stall.
The satay at the Malaysia/Singapore site is usually good, and they sell fresh coconuts to drink out of. Pricey though.
A friend of mine who just started a catering business will be cooking at the Afrika OYI site.
I worked at a friend's booth one of the many rainy HFs. And all I can remember of the food was that every nation seemed to serve something grilled on a stick even when it did not seem original to their culture. In fact, for many years we called it heritage-on-a-stick.
Completely different than my take on it. I'm with egirlwonder - best 3 days in Edmonton!! Missed last couple because I was out of the country (stupidly booked trips without thinking about what I would miss), but am looking forward to trying the Zimbabwean food that was new, I think, last year. And always love the lamb or pork on a spit from the eastern European booths. And the Israeli booth has, in the past, served the best falafel in the city.