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Eat Around The World At The 66th Annual Holiday Folk Fair International

Nov. 2, 2009

For the 66th year, The Holiday Folk Fair International again offers the unique opportunity to savor ethnic foods from all across the globe. This year, attendees can eat around the world to the featured food of “weavings and wrappings.” America’s premiere multi-cultural festival is being held on Fri., Nov. 20 – Sun., Nov. 22, 2009, at the Wisconsin Exposition Center at State Fair Park in West Allis, Wis.

 

Among a wide variety of foods, the following “weavings and wrapping” featured food menu items will be available in the World Café:

 

• Samosas wrapped pastries (African)

• Indian Tacos (American Indian)

• Knoedel bread dumpling (Bavarian)

• Pita, Cevapi in Flat Bread, and Kifla rolled dough dessert (Bosnian)

• Egg Roll, Fortune Cookie, Crab Rangoon (Chinese)

• Knedlicky dumplings, Kos Orechy basket cookies, and Sisky Crullers (Czech)

• Kringle (Danish)

• Stuffed Grape Leaves, Spinach Cheese Pie, and Konafa pastry (Egyptian)

• Turon wrapped dessert (Filipino)

• White Crepes and Buckwheat Crepes (French)

• Strudel (German)

• Spanakopita spinach and cheese pie and Dolmades stuffed grape leaves (Greek)

• Egg Rolls, Spring Rolls, Sweet Rice Banana Dumpling, Steamed Pork Dumpling (Hmong)

• Scones (Irish)

• Cannoli (Italian)

• Churro, Taco, and Tamal wrapped pork or chicken (Mexican)

• Halusky small dumplings and Cabbage Roll (Slovak)

• Thai Spring Roll (Thai)

 

In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to learn how to incorporate weaving, braiding, and wrapping in their own kitchen with the following cooking demonstrations:

 

 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20

9:30 May Huang Chinese Chinese Onion Cake

10:15 Danuta Kurczewski Polish Chrusciki

11:00 Mary Khair Egyptian Cheese Wrapped in Filo

11:45 Kris Pluskota Irish Irish Rueben Roll

12:30 Anna Pitzo Italian Braided Cookies

1:15 Victor Zamora American Indian Hunter’s Fry Bread

6:00 Macia Donadio Brazilian TBD

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21

11:00 Ellen Amoroso Swiss Braided Bread

12:00 Sarah Amoroso Italian & French Pretzels

2:00 Phen Melrose Thai Thai Wrapped Banana Leaf

4:00 Susan Plewa Polish Galumpkies (Polish Cabbage Rolls)

5:00 Victor Zamora American Indian Traditional Hominy Casserole

6:00 Nena Castillo Filipino Filipino Fresh Vegetable Roll

6:00 Flor Ortiguera Filipino Filipino Banana Fritters

 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22

12:00 Mary Ellen DeVito Polish Nalesniki (Crepes – Thin Pancakes)

1:00 Kris Pluskota Irish Irish Reuben Roll

2:00 Pat Baka Pomeranian Rollmops Little Birds

4:00 Victor Zamora American Indian Cucumber and Squash Wrap

 

Produced by the International Institute of Wisconsin, the event will provide attendees with an opportunity to “Celebrate the Weavings of Culture,” this year’s show theme. In addition, the event will recognize the International Year of Astronomy and the International Year of Natural Fibers.

 

In addition to an assortment of ethnic foods, the three-day event features music and dance performances, ethnic cultural displays, arts and crafts displays, and educational exhibits and demonstrations. Holiday Folk Fair International will host a United States Citizenship Naturalization Ceremony Sat., Nov. 21, at 10:30 a.m. and the eighth annual Around The World 5K Run/Walk Sun., Nov. 22, at 9 a.m.

 

New in 2009 will be a photo portrait display of the sky titled “The World at Night” a photo display recognizing the 35th Anniversary of the Resettlement of Refugees in Wisconsin, and a Peace Corps exhibit chronicling the 33-month stay of a Peace Corps volunteer through letters and photos.

 

The three-day event also features the All Nations Theater, with traditional music and dance by a variety of ethnic groups, with a Mexican dance group from Chicago serving as the stage’s featured attraction. The World Cafe will have traditional food dishes, the International Stage will have ethnic dances performed by young people, and the Music Pavilion offers a variety of music styles, including Darren Thompson, a Native American flutist.

 

Heritage Lane will offer unique traditions and customs through interactive exhibits, and the International Bazaar has cultural artifacts that create a unique shopping experience.

 

Hours on Fri., Nov. 20, are 2 p.m. – 10 p.m.; Sat., Nov. 21, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.; and Sun., Nov. 22, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Admission is $8 in advance, and $10 at the door. Military personnel (with military ID) and children 5 and younger are admitted at no charge, with tickets for children ages 6-12 and seniors 62 and older $8 at the gate. A “Family Fun 4-Pack” of tickets for $28 is available at the International Institute of Wisconsin office and online at www.folkfair.org.

 

Advance tickets for $8 are available through more than 50 Pick ‘n Save stores in southeastern Wisconsin and other select retail outlets. The complete list of advance ticket locations is available at www.folkfair.org.

 

For more information on the 2009 Holiday Folk Fair International, call the International Institute of Wisconsin at 414-225-6225 or visit www.folkfair.org.

 

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