Peshawar: The Tourism Corporation Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (TCKP) is organising a two-day event to showcase the cultural and folk performances and traditional cuisines for enjoyment of the families at the Peshawar Garrison Club tomorrow (Saturday-Sunday).
The event titled, ‘Culture and Cuisines Festival’, is aimed at to promote the soft image of the province and to provide a changed scene to the people after the recent Army Public School tragedy.
There will be a total of 30 stalls in the festival and of them 15 will be reserved for the items showcasing cultural and national heritage and traditions through handicrafts, modern and cultural dresses, metal and clay works etc.
The rest 15 stalls would offer cuisines from all the districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa that includes painda or suhbat, rice, Nowshera fish, chapal kebab, Peshawari naan, Kabuli Pulao, seekh kebab, lamb sajji etc.
Traditional cuisines are strongly influenced by the rich cultural surroundings of the region and the food blends in the mouth-watering flavours of cooking. The roots of the traditional food stuff can be traced to the cookery styles used in Afghanistan and Iran.
Chitrali, Kalash dances, Khattak, Mahsud, Waziri and Afghani attan (traditional dances) are also part of the two-day festival.
The event, which is only open to families, would be held at Peshawar Garrison Club from 10am to 10pm.Tickets are available on payment and Rs30 will be charged for a ticket. The money collected from the tickets sale would be given to a charity organisation.
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