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Culinary Discovery

The World Food & Music Festival will return to its location in Downtown Des Moines (DSM)'s Western Gateway Park for its 17th year on Sept. 17 – 19, 2021.

The Festival celebrates Greater Des Moines' (DSM's) vibrant and diverse culinary industry at the Meredith Culinary Discovery Pavilion. Outside of The Festival, explore this page to discover local restaurants, products and favorite recipes from The Festival.

Diverse Dining  |  Business Highlight  |  Recipes

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Meredith Culinary Discovery Pavilion

All weekend long, local chefs will demonstrate their culinary skills, offer samples of their delectable creations and share instructions from how to prepare them in the Meredith Culinary Discovery Pavilion. This is a can't-miss opportunity for anyone who enjoys live cooking demonstrations or is interested in expanding their recipe book.

Diverse Dining

If you’re looking to take your taste buds on a trip around the world, this list is the perfect place to start. Greater Des Moines (DSM) is full of diverse flavors at restaurants open for in-person dining or carryout. Discover a new restaurant today!

List of Restaurants

If you would like to be added to the list of restaurants, please contact Downtown Events Director at the Greater Des Moines Partnership Colleen Murphy.

Business Highlights

Recipes

A favorite spot at The Festival has always been the Meredith Culinary Discovery Pavilion. Here, local chefs have demonstrated their culinary prowess and shared delectable creations. Check out recipes from our collection online so that you can create them in the comfort of your own kitchen.

Bacon-Wrapped Dates

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Chicken Spiedini

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Eggplant Dip

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Fattoush Salad

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Filipino Lumpia

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Fried Green Tomatoes

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Gnocchi Salad

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Indian Butter Shrimp

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Korean Steak
Tacos

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Chicken &
Curry Couscous

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North African
Street Tacos

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Poached
Pears

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Ricotta Cake
& Orange Whip Cream

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Smoked Pork
& Tomato Salad

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Pork & Chicken
Tamales

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Roma Tomatoes &
Chicken Pasta

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