Get ready to taste the world

FOODS from around the globe are set to converge when the vibrant Moonah Taste of the World Festival returns for the eighth consecutive year.

The festival, which is run by Glenorchy City Council, will be held on Sunday 25 March from 11am to 4pm at Benjafield Park, Moonah.

The festival offers the opportunity to experience an authentic celebration of diverse world cultures through food, arts and entertainment.

The festival is an important celebration of Tasmania’s multicultural population and contributes significantly to public understanding and greater knowledge of Tasmania’s culturally diverse communities.

The 2017 event attracted more than 10,000 patrons and Glenorchy City Council received very positive feedback from the public and stallholders.

At this year’s event, 30 stalls will showcase food from many areas, including Tibet, Salvador and Ukraine.

Stallholders will include the Hobart Malayali Association, Cantina Latina and Miam French Crepes.

For the first time, Guilford Young College will also be holding a food stall that features a “Turkish Delight Brownie” – a delicacy created by students that combines their diverse backgrounds.

Nirmalee Perera, from Lucky Sri Lankan Kitchen, said she was excited to delight patrons with her Sri Lankan food.

She said it would be a family affair, with everyone helping out on the day.

“It will be our third year at the event and I wanted everyone to know Sri Lankan food – the food was so popular last year that we ran out,” she said.

“There is currently no Sri Lankan restaurant in Hobart and people wanted us to open one, but instead we cook at many events and also do catering.

“What we love about cooking is that you not only get to enjoy creating food, but also get to experiment the tastes, modify new recipes from scratch and taste everything along the way.”

Caption: Nirmalee, left, and Mishel Perera of Lucky Sri Lankan Kitchen.