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Food & Drink Blog

World Cuisine @ Living Traditions

by Ted Scheffler
- Posted // 2011-05-20 -

The annual Living Traditions Festival is a three day orgy of great music, crafts, performances and more. But the main attraction for me is the wide expanse of world cuisine. This year's Living Traditions food market is made up of 20 different nonprofit groups offering a diverse, multicultural array of ethnic foods from around the world. 

For the volunteer cooks, family and community members who prepare and sell the food, the food market provides an opportunity to gather and share their most delectable food traditions with festival attendees.  

Culinary temptations range the gamut from Indian tacos, Filipino adobo and  Laotian satay to Salvadoran pupusas, Tibetan momos, Sudanese chicken sheia, Bosnian cevapcici and Basque churros. 

Food booth hours are Friday, 5-10 pm; Saturday, noon-10 pm; Sunday, noon-7 pm.

The food market lineup for the 2011 Living Traditions Festival is as follows:

Thai: Thai Buddhist Temple

American Indian: Indian Walk-in Center

Filipino: Philippine American Association of Utah

Greek: Dionysius Dancers

Laotian: Wat Lao

Salvadoran: Fraternidad Salvadorena

Tibetan: Utah Tibetan Association

Pakistani: Pakistani American Association

Tahitian: Island Traditions of Polynesia

Sudanese: Dinka Community of Salt Lake

Italian: Italian American Civic League

Basque: Basque Club of Utah

Chinese: Chinese Performing Arts

Lebanese: Salt Lake Lebanese Community/St. Jude's Maronite Catholic Church

Swiss: Swiss Chorus Edelweiss

Bosnian: American Bosnia-Herzegovinian Association 

Tongan: Tongan Singers of Utah

Vietnamese: Vietnamese Volunteer Youth Association

Mexican: Centro Civico Mexicano

Hawaiian: Hui O Hawaii O Utah 

The 2011 Living Traditions Festival takes place this weekend, May 20-22, at the Salt Lake City & County Building 

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