Turkish Student Association (TSA), in collaboration with Raindrop Turkish House, organized the first annual Turkish Food and Crafts Festival in the free speech area between the SUB and the Library, on April 20. The festival which many different types of rich Turkish cuisine and crafts sold were very much appreciated by approximately 2000 visitors, including students, faculty and staff members from Tech and also people from the Lubbock community.
In the festival, there was a small sample from the authentic Turkish cuisine, such as cyro kabap(doner), Turkish pastries, stuffed vine leaves(sarma), Turkish ravioli(manti), cakes, desserts(baklawa) and more of those. In addition to the food, there was an art section which the amazing traditional Turkish art (water marbling) was demonstrated. Many of the attendees liked this wonderful painting on the water. In the gift shop section, they saw and bought different types of souveniers for themselves and their friends. More importantly, in the Ottoman tent, they enjoyed travelling in the history with Turkish ancestors. One of the volunteers represented a King, and his wife represented his wife (first lady), and they have more information about the Ottoman Empire, their lifestyles, and geographical locations.
(April 20,2012 Lubbock,TX)