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Taste of Our World


In its 25th year, Taste of Our World is one of the most popular Cultural Diversity Festival events.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014
11am – 1:30pm
Student Center Grand Ballroom
$5 for all you care to eat! Cash or FLEX dollars 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.

Arrive early, 250 navy blue long-sleeved t-shirts will be given away to students on a first-come-first-serve basis. Ten Thousand Villages, a free trade retailer, will offer items for sale. 

 “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!”  

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 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.