The Greatest Gourmet Paradise “Taiwan Culinary Exhibition”

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Taiwan Culinary Exhibition - “Taiwan's Era of Pure Food ,” aims to revive the great tradition of “Eating locally, Savor seasonally.”

What place comes to mind when you think of amazing food? According to CNN’s online poll in 2015, readers voted Taiwan as the number one culinary destination. Not only is Taiwan cuisine - from night market street food to traditional restaurants - an integral part of life for locals, but is also in the spotlight of international media and being listed as one of the “compelling reasons to visit Taiwan.” America’s established financial website Business Insider published an article listing 23 reasons to visit Taiwan, and 5 of the most appealing reasons are all food related: soup dumplings, beef noodle soup, and oyster omelets; Taipei’s best known breakfast with soy milk, handmade crepes, and fried breadsticks; Keelung Night Market; Taiwan’s original bubble milk tea and unique fruits such as pink guava, wax jambu fruits, and sugar-apples. These are described by the reporter as some of the “must-try” delicacies in Taiwan.

The U.S. media's promotion and portrayal of Taiwan's exciting food culture speaks for many visitors who have been to Taiwan. Designed for "foodies" to immerse in Taiwan’s great food and sample a wide range of dishes as well as understanding the deeper cultural implication and essence of diversity, the Taiwan Tourism Bureau will join forces with the Taiwan Visitors Association once again to host the Taiwan Culinary Exhibition. Building on last summer’s success of nearly 150,000 attendees, this year, the exhibition promotes the theme, “Taiwan's Era of Pure Food ,” aims to revive the great tradition of “Eating locally, Savor seasonally.”

Taiwan Tourism Bureau Los Angeles Office's Director Brad Shih said, “Taiwan's gourmet cuisine is the ultimate expression of multicultural fusion with abundant agricultural and fishing resources, and a variety of seasonal fruits because of our subtropical climate and Northern Tropic location. Generations of hard-working and frugal locals carried on their family traditions, different provincial dishes throughout China were brought to Taiwan, while the younger generation is fond of foreign cuisines and innovative cooking. This creates a rich and diversified variety of food culture and flavors with each city and town boasting its own unique specialties. Taiwan as a whole is a gourmet paradise and headquarters many international food enterprises; the 85 °C Bakery Cafe newly opened in downtown Los Angeles is a prime example. The Bureau hopes to collaborate with more Taiwanese enterprises to expand the tourism market together. The culinary exhibition in Taiwan is going to take place in August. We welcome everyone to come visit and savor the flavors of Taiwan.”

Held at the Taipei World Trade Center Exhibition Hall from August 5th to 8th, the culinary exhibition is elaborately organized into six major themes – Culinary Arts, Culinary Ingredients, Culinary Utensils, Culinary Journeys, Culinary Souvenirs, and Culinary Education. Through live cooking shows by master chefs, showcase of local ingredients and village wineries, display of exquisite tableware, sampling of specialty travel food on-the-go such as railway bento, sophisticated souvenirs for purchase, and education on “slow eating” and healthy eating, the many facets of Taiwan’s profound culinary culture will be presented. Those who are interested in visiting Taiwan this summer should definitely partake in this wonderful feast of Taiwanese cuisines.

Besides visiting Taiwan to taste their local dishes, there will be an opportunity to get a taste of Taiwan here in the U.S. at The Taste – the largest food festival in southern California on September 4th at the Paramount Pictures Studios. With the increasingly frequent exposure of Taiwanese cuisine in the international media, popcorn chicken, pearl milk tea and night market BBQ sausages were especially loved by event goers at last year’s event. The Bureau is going to expand its booth this year to offer more refined specialty food of Taiwan, along with a series of exciting and interactive games, so visitors can taste as well as experience in person of Taiwan’s irresistible charm. Hurry in to visit and “Like” the Taiwan Tourism Bureau Los Angeles Office's fan page on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TourTaiwan, and keep up with event details and the latest Taiwan travel deals!

Taiwan Culinary Exhibition website: http://www.tcetva.tw
The Taste: http://events.latimes.com/taste

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