Food fair opens, showcasing Red River original dignity
A culinary art show was opened in the northern province of Thai Binh on October 13 to illustrate food specialties from 10 provinces and cities in the Red River Delta originally living on wet rice growing.
The fair has seen 70 pavilions built to showcase traditional foods reflecting the lifestyles and living conditions of different localities and also the process of making them.
The host province alone has 16 pavilions built by major food makers based in the province.
“The fair aims to promote the culinary arts of the Red River Delta to other parts of the country and the world as well for regional tourist development”, said organisers from the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) and the provincial Department of Industry and Commerce.
The event will close late on October 16 as part of the Cultural, Sports and Tourism Festival 2009 of Red River Delta Provinces.
The fair will also organise a “golden hands” contest for chefs and folk art shows performed by amateur artists from regional provinces and cities, including Hanoi Capital.