This afternoon I embarked on yet another culinary adventure. Local restaurants from the area presented their savoriest dishes in an array of global cuisines- representing those of Mexico to Thailand, through China to India, and Italy to the Realm of Sweets (especially of macaroons, chocolate chip cookies, ice cream, and brownies). Gray Cage was as usual, packed with both locals, staff, and students eagerly anticipating to satisfy their palate- and what a palatial pallet of pallates it was (sorry, as an English major, couldn’t resist throwing in a few literary devices) Admission was $5 for 10 tickets (each booth typically required a ticket in exchange for a taste), and I regret to announce that I had a few left over as there was not enough room to digest and time to leave for class (I wish the event could have lasted longer!).
For many, there were both old and new sights. I’m glad I not only got the opportunity to eat, but to mingle and learn a few tips for a few recipes. Better yet, I’m grateful that although I spent only $5, I know that my proceeds are to be donated to the Flood Relief in Pakistan. I sincerely hope that through the “Annual Taste of Lewiston-Auburn” (the sixth one!) the community and college can continue to collaborate, and that the tradition will be here even after I’ll be long gone.