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Khasi tribal food wows UN gathering

By The Assam Tribune

SHILLONG, May 21 - Delicacies prepared by Khasi tribesmen in Meghalaya had the taste buds of an international gathering tickling at the ongoing 15th UN Permanent Forum in New York.

Officials said today that North East Slow Food and Agro-biodiversity Society (NESFAS) had presented a number of dishes of Meghalaya�s Khasi tribes like ja stem (yellow rice), pork cooked with pumpkin, radish and sesame salads.

The presentation by board member Anita Roy was made at an event organised by Rome-based Indigenous Partnership for Agro-biodiversity and Food Sovereignty. Roy also demonstrated at the event the use of turmeric, pepper, ginger and garlic not only for taste enhancements but for health purposes by the indigenous people of Meghalaya hills, the officials said. � PTI

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Khasi tribal food wows UN gathering

SHILLONG, May 21 - Delicacies prepared by Khasi tribesmen in Meghalaya had the taste buds of an international gathering tickling at the ongoing 15th UN Permanent Forum in New York.

Officials said today that North East Slow Food and Agro-biodiversity Society (NESFAS) had presented a number of dishes of Meghalaya�s Khasi tribes like ja stem (yellow rice), pork cooked with pumpkin, radish and sesame salads.

The presentation by board member Anita Roy was made at an event organised by Rome-based Indigenous Partnership for Agro-biodiversity and Food Sovereignty. Roy also demonstrated at the event the use of turmeric, pepper, ginger and garlic not only for taste enhancements but for health purposes by the indigenous people of Meghalaya hills, the officials said. � PTI