Around The world in 80 Dishes is back!

Around the World in 80 Dishes
The chance for West Norfolk residents to take their taste buds on a trip around the world is here again with the return of the spectacular international food festival Around the World in 80 Dishes.

This hugely popular food festival is taking place on Sunday 20th January 2013 at The Corn Exchange, Tuesday Market Place, Kings Lynn from 1.30pm – 4pm. The event is being sponsored by Freebridge Community Housing.

Marie Connell, Community Cohesion Officer, commented: “Around the World in 80 Dishes is a fantastic way for people to experience different tastes they may not have come across before. This event is always so well attended, and we hope that this year will be no exception. This looks set to be a spectacular afternoon, so please come along and join in the fun!”

Around the World in 80 Dishes

AW80D is a celebration of food from near and far. The last event in 2011 attracted over 800 visitors and encouraged local businesses to take part alongside an increased level of participation from community and voluntary groups. This widespread community and business involvement led to a better understanding of the people that live and work in West Norfolk and improved learning experiences for children and adults alike.

Originally delivered as part of ‘Food Fortnight’ the event has now developed a brand and style of its own – utilising the experiences and diversity of local people to deliver food tasting opportunities, learning experiences and entertainment.

The success of AW80D in recent years is due to the fact that it delivers on its promise to give people the opportunity to try different food and activities whilst engaging with local people that they would not necessarily meet in their own day to day lives and activities. The event itself is becoming instantly recognisable and very popular within West Norfolk.

There are many reasons why people choose to prepare food for others to taste – these can relate to culture, family heritage, important festivals or holidays, country of birth, or just simply because someone feels passionate about the way a particular food is produced or made and wants to share that passion.

This is a key element of the day and there will be learning opportunities and experiences for everyone attending – people will have the opportunity to learn about countries and cultures that are represented by people living and working in West Norfolk – through their food, their heritage and culture and by simply being able to talk to each other and spend time with different people.

Stands already booked who will be bringing a wide variety of foods include:

Brazilian food
Russian food
Estonian food
Healthy eating food
Australian Food

Groups also attending, who will also bring food, include:

The Samaritans
Girl Guides
Community Coffee Bar

If you would like to be a part of the event in 2013 then please contact Marie Connell on on 01553 760568 or email her at for further information.