The maiden edition of Taste of Lagos ‘the original’, a national template for bringing stakeholders in the food industry together to celebrate indigenous foods, will make its debut at the National Stadium, Lagos from December 2 to 5 .
The Chief Consultant of Iconic Events Ltd, Mr Abiodun Fagbohun, organisers of the event, described Taste of Lagos ‘the Original’ as a concept modeled after popular annual global taste festivals.
He stressed that the essence of the festival is to bring together the indigenous foods that reflect the cosmopolitan nature of Lagos.
He said they conceptualized the Taste of Lagos as the first of pan-Nigerian initiative to popularize the rich food and beverage culture of Nigeria as well as help to reinforce the visibility of every state of the federation on the world tourism map.
He added that when such programmes are embraced like this to appreciate Nigerian foods, Nigerian farmers will be encouraged to produce more and the economy will be the better for it.”
Fagbohun said the week-long Taste of Lagos will avail food producers and manufacturers the opportunity to showcase their products and give Nigerians enough reasons to patronize them.
“Special features of the event include ‘celebrity kitchen’ where popular entertainment personalities would test their culinary prowess.
About 200 secondary school pupils would also be hosted as special guests every day to enable them appreciate the richness of Nigerian foods.
Nutrition experts will equally be on hand to share knowledge on the nutritional values of indigenous foods.