There were Mexican, Greek, Malaysian, Filipino, Japanese, Ukrainian and plain ol' American foods at Sunday's annual International Food Fair.
It was pure vegetarian.
The lawn area outside English Oaks Seventh-day Adventist Church was filled with homemade, yet inexpensive dishes prepared by church members. Here's a sampling of the food that was offered:
- Malaysian — Rice cakes with sweet potatoes, gado gado (vegetable salad with peanut oil) and rati prata (wheat flour bread dipped in yellow curry).
- Filipino — Lumpia and vegetarian noodles.
- Japanese — Sushi.
- Greek — Dolmas, consisting of grape leaves stuffed with rice, tomato, garlic, onions and olive oil.
- Ukrainian — Cheese buttons
- Mexican — Meatless tamales, black beans, Mexican rice.
- American — Veggie burgers
The idea for the food fair came three years ago as a way to raise money for English Oaks' lavish kitchen. The first festival consisted mostly of church members and those who have taken the Coronary Health Improvement Project, or CHIP, but now there are more from the community as a whole than ever before, because the event is advertised as vegetarian, said Mark Gabrys, who organized the event.
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