Chennai is all set to host a 3 day Singara Chennai Food Festival 2022 on August 12, 13 and 14 at the Island grounds. The festival, organised by the Tamil Nadu Food Safety Department in association with Eat Right India, will also see a walkathon on the closing day.
The food festival will be open from 10 am to 10 pm on all the 3 days.
Eat Right India is a measure of the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) to improve public health in India and battle negative nutritional trends to combat lifestyle diseases.
In an interaction with The Indian Express , designated food safety officer of Chennai, Satheesh Kumar said that the event was supposed to be held previous year but was postponed due to COVID.
Food safety officer said, “We had organised a similar food festival in 2019 titled Madrasapattinam Food Festival. Close to 90 per cent of the items in this festival will be our traditional food items. It will be more like a food expo. We have planned the food festival on the lines of those being organised in the districts. Around 150 stalls will be set up this time. We are planning to keep around 10 stalls for the women self-help groups. Several prominent personalities will be a part of the food festival”.
According to the planners of the food festival, the ‘Singara Chennai Food Festival 2022’ will get to see an array of cultural events as well. Folk artists from across the state will be performing in the festival.
According to the organisers, the food festival will also produce good chances for women self-help groups to showcase their culinary skills. From Ragi Puttu to Mudakathan Dosai, this forthcoming festival will offer a wide range of traditional food items.