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46th Annual International Food Fair

Date: March 18, 2010
Phone: 269-471-6395

Over 20 Andrews University clubs representing cultures and traditions from around the world will join together on Sunday, March 28, for the 46th annual International Food Fair at the Johnson Gym on the campus of Andrews University. From noon to 7 p.m., visitors will enjoy a small taste of the diversity represented among the student body. Admission to the event is free and the public is invited to attend.
Each spring, dozens of campus clubs join together for this savory tradition. Over 150 volunteers help prepare vegetarian entrees, drinks and desserts from countries around the world, including Europe, Mexico, Korea, the Philippines, Japan and Brazil, to name a few. Each booth will offer an authentic menu while showcasing various displays, music and ethnic décor. 

“We hope to have roti (a flour pancake or wrap, similar to a tortilla, stuffed with various foods) at the Caribbean Club booth and a famous drink called sorrel (a punch-like juice with a tangy, acidic flavor). Some others foods that will be on the menu are rice and peas, Johnny cakes, cassava pone and other tasty treats,” says Courtney Hines, president of the Andrews University Caribbean Club.

Nearly 5,000 visitors attend the fair each year. All will have the opportunity to sample familiar ethnic dishes, such as eggrolls, quiche, pansit, and chips and salsa as well as try new dishes such as chapati (a special Indian bread resembling a tortilla) and samosas (a Southeast Asian triangular-shaped pastry shell stuffed with spiced potatoes, onions and peas). Satisfy your sweet tooth with tasty bubble tea, Brazilian fudge candy, delicious pastries, cakes, rolls and traditional American strawberry shortcake and ice-cream.

At last year's International Food Fair, the Korean Booth sold dduk kkochi and jae chae.
Approximately $20,000 has been raised each of the past few years through the Food Fair, held annually since 1964. All proceeds benefit the participating clubs.
“We hope to have lots of food that everyone will like and enjoy, so I hope to see everyone at the International Food Fair this year!” says Hines.
Food tickets can be purchased the day of the event in the ticket office of the Johnson Gym. Tickets are sold in increments of $5 and menu prices range from 50-cents to $6. Students will be allowed to access money from their cafeteria accounts to buy meal tickets. For more information, please contact the Office of International Student Services at 269-471-6395.

-Written by Ashleigh Jardine, student news writer, Office of Integrated Marketing & Communication

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