26th Annual Ethnic Food Fair

26th Annual Ethnic Food Fair

by Dana Zimmer on January 16, 2015

An aroma of ethnic foods filled the campus center at Ohio University Zanesville/Zane State College today.

The culinary arts students from Zane State held their 26th annual Ethnic Food Fair to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Multicultural outreach coordinator Keisha Norris, says the students have worked very hard to make this event both diverse and delicious.

“It’s really interesting, we have four different food sampling or selections from four different countries from around the world. So, there’s soul food, which would be recognized as american, Haitian, Polish and Italian, and it’s really exciting because the students, the culinary art students, they created the menu, they select the food, prepare the food, serve the food, they are really really involved.”

Some say the food is so good, they even attempt to make the meals in their own homes.

“I come out here every year, we come out here to taste the different foods from different countries. Sometimes we get some good ideas for our own dinners at home, we try them, get the recipes they leave on the table, we’ll take them home and try them out.”

In honor of Martin Luther King Day, there will be a sing-spiration on Sunday at the John McIntire Library and the Scholarship Breakfast at the North Terrace Church of Christ on Monday.