Ethnic Foodways Project: Sri LankaSaint George Greenmarket (St. Marks Place and Hyatt Street) Map it Free
Staten Island Arts Folklife program will present the Ethnic Foodways Project (EFP), a series of free programs that will demonstrate the foodways of three ethnic communities on the island — Sri Lankan, Mexican, and Liberian.
On Saturday, July 13, at the Saint George Greenmarket (St. Marks and Hyatt streets, Staten Island) from 11am-1pm the EFP will feature Sri Lankan home cooked food prepared by Monica Thenuwara. A traditional food item featured in the program will be Sri Lankan vambatu pabie (egg plant curry).
Attendees will get a chance to ask questions and observe chefs and home cooks prepare traditional food items through live demonstrations; learn about ethnic food stores and markets where people from different cultural groups shop for ethnic vegetables and spices; sample freshly prepared dishes; ask questions; and get the opportunity to better understand the diverse cultures of their neighbors and friends through food.