To promote various types of food produced by farmers of West Bengal, the state government will organise a food fest from October 30.
The four-day-long “<g data-gr-id="17">Ahare</g> Bangla - a food festival celebrating Bengal” at Milan Mela grounds would feature unique food products from the state like agricultural produce, fish, meat etc, state government officials said.
West Bengal is home to many unique varieties of rice like black aromatic rice, short grained aromatic rice ‘kalo <g data-gr-id="23">nunia</g>’, ‘gobinda <g data-gr-id="25">bhog</g>’, ‘tuali <g data-gr-id="27">panji</g>’ and others.
Animal resources development department promote various non-conventional and exotic meat products such as quail, turkey, rabbit, emu, pork etc, while the fisheries department would promote new varieties of fish with high productivity and improved taste like ‘vennami’, ‘pungus’, ‘Vietnam koi’ etc.
Officials said top restaurants and caterers of the city have been brought on the platform. The festival would be interspersed with ethnic cultural programmes, cookery shows, panel discussions and B2B summits, they said.