Food at the Festival of Nations [PHOTOS]

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       A dish from the Japanese tent. | Theo Welling
  •        A dish from the Japanese tent. | Theo Welling

Last weekend the International Institute of St. Louis' Festival of Nations came to Tower Grove Park (4256 Magnolia Avenue; 314-771-2679) for its annual multicultural celebration. There were several performances from groups like the Mexican Folkloric Dance Company of Chicago and monks from the Drepung Gomang Monastery in southern India. The festival also featured 40 food booths full of delicious fare from around the world.

See also: Festival of Nations 2011

       Jerk chicken and beans from the Jamaican tent. | Theo Welling
  •        Jerk chicken and beans from the Jamaican tent. | Theo Welling
       A colorful plate at the Festival of Nations. | Theo Welling
  •        A colorful plate at the Festival of Nations. | Theo Welling
       Tamales from the Mexican tent. | Theo Welling
  •        Tamales from the Mexican tent. | Theo Welling
       A dish from the Scottish tent. | Theo Welling
  •        A dish from the Scottish tent. | Theo Welling

       An unwrapped gyro from the Greek tent. | Theo Welling
  •        An unwrapped gyro from the Greek tent. | Theo Welling
       A dish from the Liberian tent. | Theo Welling
  •        A dish from the Liberian tent. | Theo Welling
       A dish from the Burmese tent. | Theo Welling
  •        A dish from the Burmese tent. | Theo Welling
       A dish from the Bosnian tent. | Theo Welling
  •        A dish from the Bosnian tent. | Theo Welling

       A dish from the Thai tent. | Theo Welling
  •        A dish from the Thai tent. | Theo Welling
       A dish from the Israeli tent. | Theo Welling
  •        A dish from the Israeli tent. | Theo Welling
       A dish from the Romanian tent. | Theo Welling
  •        A dish from the Romanian tent. | Theo Welling

For more photos of food and people from the Festival of Nations, check out the full slideshow here.

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