Where global cuisine meets community spirit

The food was international and so was the crowd as the Food Cuisine Festival came to Drogheda today. A collaboration between Ballgrove-based community development organisation Lifestyle Development and multicultural support organisation Hands 4 Unity, the festival saw free food on offer from many of the non-Irish national communities who are now part of Ireland’s social family. Locals had the opportunity to taste Pakistani biryani and samosa along with Croatian sausage while having their chicken barbecued with Nigerian rice or served in a traditional sauce with glass noodles Filipino style. The dishes were cooked by members of the communities from which they came. And the Irish didn’t sit back. The desserts were a comprehensive collection of cakes and tarts showcasing the tastes of home.

World music brought another layer of joy to the Lifestyle Development centre in Ballsgrove, with individuals from all over the world dancing to Irish reels, Indian strings and African beats.

EurAV were on hand to capture the flavour of the day on camera.

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