THE LIVING TRADITIONS FOOD MARKET IS A MULTICULTURAL DINING ADVENTURE, OFFERING THE TRADITIONAL FOODS OF TWENTY ONE ETHNIC COMMUNITIES.
Prepared and sold by nonprofit groups and churches to benefit their year-round cultural programs like classes, workshops, performances and festivals.
For many, the Food Market is the point of entry to enjoy the Living Traditions Festival, with a huge selection of savory and sweet choices, from Indian tacos to egg rolls, from falafel sandwiches to curries, and from Swiss tortes to tiramisu. For the volunteer cooks, as well as family and community members who assist, the Food Market provides the opportunity to gather and share their most delectable food traditions with everyone who attends the festival.
FOOD BOOTH HOURS – MENUS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
- Friday, 5–10pm
- Saturday, noon–10pm
- Sunday, noon–7pm
BOOTH 1 COLOMBIAN
ASOCIACION DE COLOMBIANOS EN EL EXTERIOR-SEDE UTAH
Papas Choreddas • Arepa Colombiana • Chuzoa • Chorizos • Patacones • Arena Colombiana • Empanas Colombianas • Carne Asada
Colombian cuisine includes the cooking traditions and practices of Colombia and its Caribbean shoreline, Pacific coast, mountains, jungle, and ranch lands. Colombian cuisine varies regionally and is influenced by indigenous, Spanish, African, Arab and some Asian influences.
BOOTH 2 SUDANESE
DINKA COMMUNITY OF SALT LAKE
Chicken Sheia • Spinach & Couscous • Sudanese Kabob • Mango Juice
In Sudan, regional cultural differences affect the cuisine with influences from the indigenous peoples and the food traditions of traders and settlers. Stews, breads, porridge and vegetables are staples for the Sudanese.
BOOTH 3 SALVADORAN
Pupusa • Tamales • Quesadilla • Frijoles • Platanos • Lemonade
The indigenous people of this Central American nation have a strong influence on the foods, with the pupusa serving as a notable Salvadoran dish. Other traditional foods include marinated turkey, yuca frita, and the use of the distinctive pipil spices (annatto, clove, allspice, pepper).
BOOTH 4 LAOTIAN
Egg Rolls • Pad Thai • Chicken Satay • Fried Won Ton
Located in Southeast Asia, Laos has drawn from many cultures over the centuries, with a distinctive cuisine incorporating such ingredients as lemongrass, and other native herbs, greens and spices.
BOOTH 5 AMERICAN INDIAN
URBAN INDIAN CENTER OF SALT LAKE
American Indian foods are generally simply prepared and based on what's available from the land. The iconic fry bread is a food prepared by many tribes and presented in varying combinations with beans, cheese and tomatoes and other ingredients, often called an "Indian" or "Navajo" taco.
BOOTH 6 SOUL FOOD
AFRICAN AMERICAN FAITH INITIATIVE
Deep Fried Catfish • Ribs • Hot Links • Mustard Greens • Dirty Rice • Cornbread • Sweet Tea
The term "soul food" is used to refer to a type of cuisine that is associated with African-American culture in the southern United States. The origins of soul food, however, are much older and represent well established style of cooking by Africans in Africa, several thousand years before.
BOOTH 7 VIETNAMESE
VIETNAMESE VOLUNTEER YOUTH ASSOCIATION
Fresh Spring Rolls • Fried Spring Rolls • Fried Noodles • Chicken on a Stick • Ham Fried Rice • Vermicelli with Grilled Chicken • Lemonade
Vietnam has a great Southeast Asian culinary tradition, incorporating such elements as soy, rice, herbs, fresh fruits and vegetables, and a well-developed vegetarian menu for its many Buddhist residents.
BOOTH 8 TAHITIAN
ISLAND TRADITIONS OF POLYNESIA
Pua'a Cascroutte • Tuna Pa'a • To'e Pinapo • Guava, Mango & Coconut Juice
Tahiti, in the South Pacific, is rich with tropical fruits, vegetables and seafood. Chicken and pork are staples in the Tahitian diet, as is taro root. Tahitian feasts include a lavish presentation of traditionally prepared foods, accompanied by music and dance.
BOOTH 9 THAI
WAT DHAMMAGUNARAM BUDDHIST TEMPLE
Red Curry • Fried Rice • Pad Thai • Spring Roll • Chicken Satay • Thai Roti • Thai Iced Tea
Thailand's traditional foods reflect this Southeast Asian nation's reliance on rice, tropical fruits and local vegetables, often prepared in soups, curries and stir-fry dishes.
BOOTH 10 LEBANESE
SALT LAKE LEBANESE COMMUNITY/ST. JUDE'S MARONITE CATHOLIC CHURCH
Hummus Sandwich • Falafel Sandwich • Kibi Sandwich • Baba Ganoush Sandwich • Spinach Fatiah • Meat Fatiah • Baklawa
The Lebanese palate has a Middle Eastern base with Mediterranean influences. Fresh vegetables, ground meat and sweets are typical of the choices on the Lebanese menu. Olive oil and lemon juice add to the traditional flavors and the Lebanese version of baklava is a favored dessert.
BOOTH 11 BASQUE
BASQUE CLUB OF UTAH
Basque Chorizo • Basque Churros • Basque Ham Croquetas • Iced Tea • Lemonade
An independent culture from its neighbors of France and Spain, the Basque cuisine is distinctive in its reliance on such ingredients as beans, cod, paprika and sheep's milk cheese. The Basque sausage and lightly fried doughnut-like churros are emblems of the Basque community.
BOOTH 12 ITALIAN
ITALIAN AMERICAN CIVIC LEAGUE
Meatball Sandwich • Sausage Sandwich • Italian Cookies • Italian Sodas • Iced Coffee
Italian cuisine is enjoyed the world over, with regional specialties and the foundational ingredients of pasta, sauces, olive oil, tomatoes, herbs, spices and cheeses. An Italian meal promises a bounty of flavors, served in a series of courses, often accompanied by wine and mineral waters.
BOOTH 13 BOSNIAN
AMERICAN BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINIAN ASSOCIATION
Cevapcici • Pljeskavica • Chicken Kebab • Baklava • Hurmasica • Palacink
The Bosnian cuisine is influenced from both the east and the west, based on light spices, fresh vegetables, sausages and kebabs. Stews and soups, incorporating lamb or beef, are often served at Bosnian meals.
BOOTH 14 TIBETAN
UTAH TIBETAN ASSOCIATION
Momos • Hot Spicy Potatoes • Vegetarian Fried Rice • Vegetarian Chow Mein • Spring Roll
This high mountain nation bases its foods on what is available. In the mountainous areas, vegetables are rare and barley, meat and dairy products are more prevalent. Yak butter, many types of tea, yogurt and yak milk are typical components in Tibetan meals.
BOOTH 15 SWISS
SWISS CHORUS EDELWEISS
Bratwurst Sandwich • Cucumber and Tomato Salad • Apple Beer • Tortes
Switzerland has rich food traditions, known particularly for the use of potatoes, cheeses, sausages and other meats. Swiss bakeries are filled with such treats as cakes, tortes, and cookies, and the reputation of Swiss chocolate is universal.
BOOTH 16 CHINESE
CHINESE PERFORMING ARTS
Sweet and Sour Chicken •Vegetable Chow Mein • Egg Rolls • Fried Rice • Dessert Won Tons • Iced Lemon Tea
The vast nation of China has myriad regional delicacies, with its cuisine noted for beautifully prepared rice, vegetable, meat and poultry dishes. Sauces and spices are numerous and contribute to a significant diversity in flavor, texture and presentation.
BOOTH 17 HAWAIIAN
HUI HAWAI'L O UTAH HAWAIIAN CIVIC CLUB
Hawaiian Shaved Ice • Teriyaki Beef Sticks • Lau Lau
The islands of Hawaii in the South Pacific prepare foods from the rich environment of vegetables, fruits and seafood. Roast pork is the centerpiece of a traditional Hawaiian luau, and noodles or rice are the foundation for many dishes. The cuisine represents a fusion of native and immigrant influences.
BOOTH 18 TONGAN
TONGAN SINGERS OF UTAH
Moa Tunu • Puaka Tuna • Macaroni Salad • Polynesian-style Rice • Fresh Vegetables • Fresh Mangoes • Tropical Trifle • Puteni • Pani Popo • Otai
The Tongan menu, based on the bounteous nature of this South Pacific nation, includes carefully prepared rice and vegetable dishes and a wide range of seafood and grilled meats.
BOOTH 19 PAKISTANI
PAKISTANI AMERICAN ASSOCIATION
Samosas • Chicken Shish Kabobs • Chicken Potato Curry • Vegetable Curry • Jasmine Rice • Lemonade • Baklava
The South Asian nation of Pakistan reflects regional differences in its food, with such staples as chapati, lassi, ghee, yogurt, pickles and chutneys, herbs, spices and nuts.
BOOTH 20 NEPALESE
NEPALESE ASSOCIATION OF UTAH
Chicken Momo • Sel Roti • Chicken Curry • Chana Masala • Mango Lassi
The local food of Nepal consists of many things. The main dish is of rice (Bhat), lentils (Daal) and vegetables or meat. Hot, salty, sour pickle is a part of dish for taste. Sometimes it is wheat flour bread (roti or chapati) along with rice or in substitute of rice. Nepalese use mild to strong spices and red chili in vegetables and meat.
BOOTH 21 MEXICAN
CENTRO DE LA FAMILIA DE UTAH
Pork Tamales • Chicken Tamales • Rajas & Cheese Tamales • Carne Asada, Chicken, & Vegetarian Tacos • Rice and Beans • Mexican Wedding Cookies • Empanadas • Horchata, • Aguas Frescas
The distinctive herbs and spices of a Mexican meal vary by region and include such staples as tortillas, cheese, meats and fresh vegetables. The contemporary traditional menu is a complex blend of native ancient Mayan and Aztec cultures plus the Spanish influence which arrived later in their history.