International Food Festival – A celebration for the soul.

For the many of us who live glued to computer keyboards at work, TV monitors at home, and mobile phones, food may be more than entertainment. It may be the only sensual experience left. Food is our common ground, a universal experience.
The “International Food Festival,” an International Understanding Project organized by the Rotaract Club of General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University held on the 01st of October 2016 at the University premises in Ratmalana was indeed a celebration for the soul.
Food is a central activity of mankind and one of the single most significant trademarks of a culture. With this in mind, the Club was able to provide an array of cuisines ranging from the Maldives, India, Bhutan, Rwanda, the Middle East, Nepal, Africa, Belgium, as well as Western dishes cooked up by our very own university students, both foreign and local, for the second consecutive year, celebrating cultures from around the world!
The event was open to the parents, family and friends of all university students, who were eager to yet again experience what the budding chefs of the University had to offer, ranging from Medical students to Law students and Engineers, who cooked their hats off from 9am till 5pm, satisfying the bellies of over 500 people! Each stall representing the mentioned countries offered a spread of dishes which represented the culture of their countries, cooked on the spot by the students, who were dressed in their respective national outfits creating a truly spectacular ambiance and spreading the festive mood. Passers-by watched in awe as students expertly placed dishes and beverages before them that looked mouth-watering and tasted divine, awakening the pallet and introducing new flavours and fragrances that most happy customers have never before seen or tasted in Sri Lanka!
The Rotaractors too put up their very own stall, selling Virgin Mojitos and Ice creams and Milk shakes to passers-by. The members could be seen squeezing lemons and pounding mint leaves to cater to the customers who were eager to quench their thirst with a fresh beverage while little children, not to forget adults, waited in line to get their hands on an icy cold milkshake topped with sprinkles and nuts. It was indeed a successful celebration of Cultures and food for the soul!
Stay tuned for the next Annual International Food Festival organized by the Rotaract Club of General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University, and watch us cook up something spectacular (Pun intended!)


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