A number of Saint Lucians got a taste of Saint Lucia on Sunday October 13, at the World Food Day Fair. The event which was held at The Sab Playing Field in Vigie, offered the best of the best and it was clear that patrons had no regrets.
The heavenly smells of local food travelled through the atmosphere and were hard to resist. Mouthwatering foods like lobster, lambi, crab, octopus, whelks (A.K.A. ‘bwigo’), fish, pork, duck and more were cooked to perfection; some were grilled, stewed and fried to make the eating experience even better.With the right ‘sides’ (greenfig salad, breadfruit salad, rice and more) at their side, and local juices to top it off, it’s no wonder why many persons were requesting more; persons also got to sample free foods thanks to Baron Foods.
But food wasn’t the only attraction. A number of arts and crafts booths highlighted the works of local craftsmen and women; there was also a live animal display, aquaponics display, entertainment from local artistes and more. Overall,the event was a fantastic one and some even requested an encore!
The World Food Day Fair which is presented by the Ministry of Agriculture is held annually in observance of World Food Day; the event also falls under the umbrella of activities for Independence 40.
According to fao.org (Food and Agriculture of the United Nations), “World Food Day is celebrated each year on 16 October to promote worldwide awareness and action for those who suffer from hunger and for the need to ensure food security and nutritious diets for all. Events are organized in over 130 countries across the world, making it one of the most celebrated days of the UN calendar.”