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Parliament Street festival offers flavours to savour
9:18am Monday 2nd September 2013 in News
SHOPPERS and tourists had a chance to sample international flavours aplenty at a community street festival in York.
The YUMI project, which works with York residents from overseas, brought its community garden to Parliament Street and showed off food from nine different cultures grown in the garden.
Fifty people from nearly 30 different cultures were involved in the festival, which also included Indian floor art with grains, seeds and petals and a children’s trail linking the garden with the tent kitchens.
Sasiki Hubberstey, of the project, said: “The festival is to highlight the way we bring together people who come to live in York from all over the world to develop and share their skills and traditions in the community.”
Visitors also had the chance to buy a pack of recipe cards for the specialist foods on offer written by the cooks, all of whom speak English as a second language.
The festival involved training teams in English health and hygiene standards, mass cooking, transportation, evaluation and the other activities needed to put on a street event.
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