2016 Lowell Folk Festival Foodways: Tasting Tradition
Lucy Larcom Park, Saturday & Sunday, Noon – 5 p.m.
The stories, smells, memories, and tastes of beloved foods are the things that people hold on to longest in their lives, despite changes through time, geography, and even language. Whether foodways are adapted by immigrants long settled or those newly arrived, we all can share generations’ worth of techniques and wisdom in every bite, along with cooks’ stories from some of the cultures that make up the American foodscape, such as African American, Chinese, Jamaican, Polish, Puerto Rican, and beyond.
To celebrate the festival’s 30th anniversary, we are featuring cooks who have adapted their traditions ranging from small islands to regions of large continents, and how they found their way to America and to the Lowell Folk Festival. Come have a taste of tradition.
Demonstration Schedule: Saturday & Sunday, Noon – 5 p.m.
2016 Foodways Demo Schedule
Noon: Dottie N. Flanagan, Polish pierogi
1:00pm: Ruben Arroco, Fruit Carving
2:00pm: Charles Coe, West African chicken peanut stew
3:00pm: Nicola Williams, Jamaican fish tea
4:00pm: Max Gow, Chinese soba noodles for salad & soup
Curated by Millie Rahn, folklorist & foodways specialist