Nom wars?So. This is interesting. First, we hear about Taste of Berkeley, get sufficiently excited for the plethora of worldy flavors that will literally be laid at our feet this Tuesday at 11 a.m. and then kind of forget about it, assuming we’d be reminded by the presumable delicious aromas wafting from Lower Sproul Plaza at that time.

But then, today we’re on Facebook, wasting time and stuff and we realize we’re  invited to this thing called the International Food Festival, which is also on Tuesday and starts at 11 a.m.

For a second, we assume that it’s the same thing as the aforementioned ASUC-sponsored Taste of Berkeley, but then we do a double take. read more »

The Clog managed to squeeze through the crowds and traffic at the Berkeley International Food Festival this Sunday for another great day of culture, demonstrations and … food.

We went in with an empty stomach and came out with significantly more than that–including knowledge of how to not cut yourself in the kitchen (Pro Tip: keep the blade away from the flesh).

A few of the events the Clog attempted to attend were the Capoeira demonstration (sadly, we missed it), a cooking exhibition by Kitchen on Fire chef/instructor Mike C (what does the C stand for, we wonder?), and a crowd so large and in tune with their Indian dancing that we had to spill into the street just to get across.

For more information on the annual festival, you can read its website.

Image Source: jaycross under Creative Commons
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Berkeley International Food Festival [Website]