Cultural Food Show – KosherFest, Expo Comida Latina & All Asian Food’s Sophie Stone and Mel Fabrikant decided to visit the Cultural Food Show held at the Javits Center in NYC November 11th to 12th. They were treated to a large and varied selection of foods and beverages. One might say it was one nosh after another, one beverage after another.

After passing through the rigid but rapid pre-registration, we wended our way through the aisles sampling meats, pastries, cookies, candies, breads and beverages of different types. It was educational as well as tummy filling!

Viands were presented from many ethnic areas, eighteen in all including the United States of America. Australia, Argentina, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, England, France, Israel, Korea, Mexico, Romania, Panama, Switzerland and Thailand. One could savor the flavors of food, spices and local drinks within the confines of the Javits Center.

We stopped to watch a cooking show presented by chef lala from Agoura Hills, CA on organic foods. Before an audience of over 50 people, this enterprising young lady made dishes of beef, chicken and fish and had them served to her hungry audience so that they could savor the flavor.

One of the exhibitors, Dougie’s BBQ & Grill has a local location. 184 W. Englewood Ave., Teaneck, NJ. A kosher eatery, they promise a new interpretation of what a kosher restaurant can offer.

After sampling this international fare, yes, it is possible.