The 2018 Around the World Cultural Food Festival is moving its home this year to Freedom Plaza and Pennsylvania Avenue (between 13th and 14th St.), right across from the White House.
Come enjoy delicious foods from around the world while watching a folk show with singers and dancers from different countries, as well as a fashion show with traditional outfits from some of the participating countries.
Around The World Cultural Food Festival creates a Cultural and Educational Experience like no other in the area. Our participants do not only sell food; they showcase, educate and teach their culture through food.
This year Maison Culinaire is presenting the ethnic food of Indonesia and El Salvador, come join The 2018 Around the World Cultural Food Festival with us !!!
Food is an important part of any celebration in all nations of the world, regardless of culture or religion. It can unite and strengthen community bonds and help maintain a common identity among a group of people; food is the single great unifier across cultures. Different countries use food in different ways to help celebrate special occasions.
Indonesian cuisine is one of the most vibrant and colorful cuisines in the world, full of intense flavor. It is eclectic and diverse, in part because Indonesia is composed of approximately 6,000 populated islands of the total 17,508 in the world’s largest archipelago, with more than 300 ethnic groups calling Indonesia home. Many regional cuisines exist, often based upon indigenous culture and foreign influences. Indonesia has around 5,350 traditional recipes, with 30 of them considered the most important. We are presenting a small part of Indonesia’s favorite dishes.
This tiny country on the Pacific coast has made a rich contribution to Central American cooking. The cuisine of El Salvador is similar to that of its neighbors, with a strong reliance on indigenous foods like corn, beans, squash and tomatoes. The influence of Mayan culture is quite strong, mixed in with contributions from the Spanish kitchen. Pupusas and curtido may be the most well-known Salvadoran dishes