Day: October 9, 2021

Asian Food Fest this weekend

CINCINNATI (WXIX) – The 10th annual Asian Food Fest returns this weekend with 25 local Asian restaurants and establishments and live entertainment.

Sponsored by Kroger and Procter & Gamble, the event will run 11 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at the newly renovated Court Street Plaza. It’s on Court Street in downtown Cincinnati, between Vine and Walnut streets.

Asian Food Fest is free and open to the public.

This vibrant community festival celebrates culture and cuisine from Asian countries including Cambodia, China, Hawaii, India, Japan, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Nepal, Taiwan, Thailand and

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‘Anyone can enjoy food from any culture’

MONTGOMERY, Ohio — For Edward Zha and Katherine Wen, cooking is about more than food.

It’s about celebrating their Chinese heritage and sharing it with others.

That’s more important than ever now, they said, because of the COVID-19 pandemic and the anti-Asian rhetoric that has accompanied it.

“During this crisis, like, Asian hate and all that, we really need to be proud of ourselves and show who we really are,” said Edward, a 13-year-old eighth-grader at Mason Middle School.

“We shouldn’t be ashamed of showing our culture and things that we enjoy,” added Katherine, a 15-year-old sophomore at Sycamore High

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