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The 6th Annual Rice Festival held at Stone Mtn. Park, October 9th | Arts & Culture

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The 6th Annual Rice Festival held at Stone Mtn. Park, October 9th
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Atlanta, GA--  This weekend on October 9th, the 6th Annual Rice Festival will once again give tribute to Asian culture and the Asian American community.  The Rice Festival is the annual fundraising event of the Asian American Resource Center, a nonprofit organization providing social and educational services to immigrants in the metro-Atlanta area. 

There will be dancers, musicians, martial artists, and food and accessories vendors representing the diversity of the Asian American community in metro-Atlanta. An exciting aspect of this year's Rice Festival is that Taste of Korea booths will be available through a partnership with the South Korean Ministry of Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries to publicize Korean food overseas. Korean cuisine has received increasing media attention in the United States during recent years. Chef David Chang was applauded for using modernized Korean ingredients like kimchi paste in his New York City restaurants. Kimchi is a traditional Korean side dish that is pickled, fermented, and oftentimes spicy, cabbage. Then the Korean taco trend occurred, starting in Los Angeles and spreading across the States. Atlanta’s own Korean taco truck, Yumbii, sells tacos from Hankook Taqueria, located in west Atlanta.

The 6th Annual Rice Festival will take place on Saturday, October 9 from 11 am to 5 pm at Stone Mountain Park’s Memorial Lawn. Admission is free with a Stone Mountain Park parking pass. More information is available at www.aarc-atlanta.org and www.stonemountainpark.com.

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