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Evansville Islamic Society Worldwide Meals Pageant occurs October 2.


NEWBURGH – WISE is the anachronym of the Girls of the Islamic Society of Evansville, and these girls definitely are clever within the methods of welcoming company to the Islamic Society with an ample unfold of unique meals in contrast to every other you may discover within the space.

The Islamic Society’s Worldwide Meals Pageant first occurred in October 2002, when the native Islamic group reacted to the tense ambiance after 9/11 by inviting everybody to the Islamic Heart (then on Lincoln Avenue) to tour the constructing, study Islam, and meet , speak to and share a meal with native Muslims whereas benefitting the Tri-State Meals Financial institution.

Evansville-area meals information:Barbecue, Islamic Society Meals Pageant and extra

Marieme Diao of Newburgh, left, and Zahra Sulub of Newburgh strain traditional Somalian tea made from a blend of cardamom, cinnamon, and cloves to sell during the 18th Annual International Food Festival at the Islamic Society of Evansville, Sunday afternoon, Oct. 6, 2019.

Every competition since has seen a rise in attendance; now, 1000’s of diners converge to partake within the one-day out of doors feast, and all proceeds are nonetheless donated to the Meals Financial institution.

The COVID-19 pandemic triggered a hiatus for the occasion, however this yr it is as soon as once more a go.

“It has been two lengthy years with out the Meals Pageant and eventually it is occurring. We’re making an attempt to get again to regular,” mentioned occasion organizer and board member Bushra Saqib.

A brand new dish this yr is Jerusalem Salad, a favourite amongst Israelis and Palestinians. It is a easy and recent combination of cucumbers, tomatoes, inexperienced onions and mint with a dressing of lemon juice and olive oil, and might be ordered as a facet or added to the falafel sandwich.

Proceeds from every delicious plate at the Islamic Society of Evansville's International Food Festival benefit the Tri-State Food Bank, Newburgh, Sunday afternoon, Oct. 6, 2019.

Along with meals, there will likely be a global bazaar, henna hand design, and excursions of the Islamic Society constructing. In the event you benefit from the meal a lot you’d prefer to make among the dishes at house, on the bazaar it’s possible you’ll discover the second version of the From Our Desk to Yours Worldwide Cookbook by the Girls of the Islamic Society of Evansville.

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