A SELECTION of different foods from across the globe were on offer during the Taste the World event in Tillicoultry’s Centenary Hall last week.

The event was organised by the council and Clacks English for speakers of other languages (ESOL), and held on Thursday, August 15, as part of Tilly Community Week.

When asked how it went, a spokesperson for Clacks Council told the Advertiser: “Food is a massive part of everyone’s culture and identity and we thought what better way to bring the local community together than sharing food.

“Our learners, although differing in their level of English, worked over the summer learning language to write their favourite traditional recipes that could be shared in a recipe booklet.

“At the event, the learners prepared some of the recipes included in the booklet from countries such as Syria, Kurdistan, Pakistan, Colombia, Lithuania and Poland.

“All the food proved to be very popular with everyone that attended.

“We gave out copies of the recipe booklet, which were well received and many attendees said they were inspired to make something new.

“Language for some can be a barrier to getting involved in the community, however this event has shown that these can be overcome with the simplest of things.

“Our learners were overwhelmed by the positive response to their food and enjoyed the conversations that evolved around the day."

The spokesperson added that although this was the first time the event has been held, they hoped it would not be the last.