Goole menu goes cosmopolitan for a day

Polish pancakes, Latvian honey cake, doughnuts laced with vodka, and Venezuelan-style hot dogs are just some of the delicacies that will be on offer to visitors to a popular farmers’ market in Goole tomorrow as part of a new World Food Café project.

Members of the town’s migrant communities will be sharing some of their favourite dishes in a unique celebration of Goole’s increasingly diverse population.

Magda Kotlarska, from Poland, who has lived in Goole for the past few years, is the link between the town’s migrant communities and staff at The Courtyard.

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“Each of Goole’s migrant communities will be represented by at least two chefs,” she said. “There will be cooking demonstrations and recipes for people to take away. All of the ingredients are available here, either from the farmers’ market or from the Polish shops on Pasture Road. Even Tesco and Morrisons, in Goole, also have a Polish food section now.”

The availability of speciality ingredients from around the globe in local supermarkets reflects the rapid growth in Goole’s migrant community in recent years – now almost 20 per cent of its total population.

All meals at the World Food Café will cost less than £3 for adults and £1 for children. (Open 9am-7pm with cooking demonstrations, children’s entertainment and recipes to pick up)

Volunteers from the World Food Café are also attending a food festival planned as part of this year’s Howden Show, on Sunday, July 3.