19TH NOVEMBER, 2020 PROCLAIMED TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO FOOD DAY IN WASHINGTON, D.C.
19 November 2020
PORT OF SPAIN: 19TH NOVEMBER, 2020
The Ministry congratulates the staff of the Embassy of Trinidad and Tobago to the United States of America in Washington D.C. as the Mayor of Washington, D.C., Muriel Bowser, proclaims 19th November, 2020, Trinidad and Tobago Food Day.
As part of its activities to brand Trinidad and Tobago and promote the country’s culture in the District of Columbia, the Embassy of Trinidad and Tobago in Washington, D.C. participated in the Embassy Adoption Program, a decades-long public/private partnership between the Washington, D.C. Public School system and the Washington Performing Arts.
Among the results of the Embassy’s engagement efforts is the selection of Trinidad and Tobago as one of two countries to be highlighted in the D.C. Public School International Food Days programme, with 19th November, 2020 being declared, by Mayoral Proclamation, Trinidad and Tobago Food Day.
For the past two years, the Embassy has submitted recipes for pelau and Trinidad and Tobago-style curried chicken, which were featured in the widely-distributed D.C. Public School International Food Days cookbook.
Today, Trinidad and Tobago-style curried chicken will be distributed to District of Columbia Public Schools students and information on Trinidad and Tobago food will be shared across participating schools. Promotional videos will also be posted on District of Columbia Public Schools Global Education platforms. The Embassy’s adopted class will have an exclusive bonus of a live chat with the Embassy’s Attaché, Public Affairs and Culture, to discuss Trinidad and Tobago cuisine, including the featured dish.