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Daily Dish: Folklife Festival Starts Friday

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Texas Folklife Festival Logo 2009It’s a food lover’s fantasy: Dishes from around the world are suddenly at your fingertips. You don’t have to go to the Philippines for lumpia or Belgium for mussels in white wine.

That’s right, the 38th annual Texas Folklife Festival is back. It gets underway Friday at the UTSA HemisFair Park Campus, 851 Durango Blvd., and continues through Sunday.

The three-day event will feature food booths from about three dozen cultures this year, including several newcomers representing Korea, Guam and Pakistan. You can sample shrimp chips from the Chinese Community Council, a baklava sundae from St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church, tamales peruanos from the Peruvian Club Social, and pickled watermelon rinds from the Texas Wendish Heritage Society.

There will also be live music, dancing and global color to enjoy while getting your fill of everything to eat.

For a full menu, visit and click on “On the Menu.” The Web site also offers everything from ticket prices to a map on how to get there.

Nicholas Mistry and I plan on being there Friday evening to blog live from the event. So, look on for photos and a first taste of this year’s Folklife Festival.

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