Taste the World 2011, Win Tickets

Comments 165 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Vancouver Foodster presents Taste the World February 22nd, bringing a collection of local chefs and international cuisine to the heart of Granville Street. Six regions from around the world will be represented that night with tastes presented by six restaurants:

Creme BruleeThailand with Charm Modern Thai
New York with Fresh Local Wild
India with Atithi Indian Restaurant
Jamaica with Calabash Bistro
Mexico with Dona Cata
France with Bentons Cheese

“When I first started Vancouver Foodster almost 18 months ago, it was because I had a great passion for food and wanted to share it with the public,” explains Richard Wolak, Editor and Publisher of Vancouver Foodster. ‘”Taste The World’ is a chance for people to try something different, foods from the Global Village in Vancouver!”

Participants can purchase receive a “Food & Wine Passport” to visit all regional tasting stations and enjoy wine pairings while DJs spin and live music plays on stage. I have two Food & Wine Passports (value $95 each) to give away to a winner and their lucky guest. Here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment on this post listing your favourite dish from their Thailand, New York, India, Jamaica, Mexico, or France (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
  • RT to enter to win a #TastetheWorld Food & Wine Passport from @VanFoodster & @Miss604 http://ow.ly/3FWMZ

    I will draw one winner at random from all entries on Tuesday, January 25th, 2011 at 12:00pm. You can still purchase Food Only or Food & Wine Passports online until February 21st or until sold out. Attendees must be 19 years of age or older. Please enjoy responsibly.

    Update The winner is Jessica – congratulations!

    165 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

    1. Tracey FlattesTuesday, January 18th, 2011 — 10:40am PST

      Indian food is the best! Butter chicken, Saag Paneer, rice and naan is my fave meal!

    2. SpencerTuesday, January 18th, 2011 — 10:41am PST

      So many types of food that I love from each country, but I just had Butter Chicken last night so have to go with that!

    3. LilyTuesday, January 18th, 2011 — 10:42am PST

      Favourite dish from Thailand is Panaeng curry.

    4. Cameron W.Tuesday, January 18th, 2011 — 10:42am PST

      I like New York bagels. Mmm…

    5. MarinaTuesday, January 18th, 2011 — 10:43am PST

      Malia Kofta from India. It is absolute heaven on a plate! 🙂

    6. MicaelaTuesday, January 18th, 2011 — 10:43am PST

      I love Pad Sew from Thailand! But I’ll also take butter chicken from India! Yum!

    7. JessicaTuesday, January 18th, 2011 — 10:44am PST

      my favourite dish is simple – pad thai! when its well done – its amazing! you just have to watch out for places with sugary/syrupy sauce that tastes like ketchup – a big no no!

    8. sueTuesday, January 18th, 2011 — 10:50am PST

      Well , when in NY, we tried to eat PIZZA everywhere we could find it!!! But we also had the best BBQ @ Jimmy’s across from Penn station..

    9. JeremyTuesday, January 18th, 2011 — 10:52am PST

      I love pad thai!

    10. JenTuesday, January 18th, 2011 — 10:53am PST

      One of my favourite Thai dishes is Tom Yum soup 🙂

    11. terumiTuesday, January 18th, 2011 — 10:55am PST

      Love Thai-especially Pad See Yew or Pad Thai.

    12. AngelaTuesday, January 18th, 2011 — 11:00am PST

      I love Tom Yam soup from Thailand!!

    13. ShawnTuesday, January 18th, 2011 — 11:00am PST

      Sounds great. Hope to win. I love ethnic food.

    14. jeanTuesday, January 18th, 2011 — 11:00am PST

      this sounds amazing! pakoras!! yum!

    15. DianeTuesday, January 18th, 2011 — 11:02am PST

      MMmmmmm… how to pick just one good dish?? Well, I’m always interested in a Thai red curry.

    16. MichelleTuesday, January 18th, 2011 — 11:07am PST

      Hi Rebecca, like several who have already commented, I would have to say my favourite dish is Indian – I can’t get enough butter chicken! My daughter and I visit our local food court every week to get our fix.

    17. HeatherTuesday, January 18th, 2011 — 11:09am PST

      Paneer pakoras from India are my favourite – the Indian version of mozza sticks 🙂

    18. MaryanneTuesday, January 18th, 2011 — 11:11am PST

      From Thailand I love Pad Si Ew and from Mexico I love shrimp tacos!

    19. JeanTuesday, January 18th, 2011 — 11:13am PST

      i love love butter chicken!

    20. AmyTuesday, January 18th, 2011 — 11:13am PST

      Thai or Indian curries are my fav!

    21. RaiaTuesday, January 18th, 2011 — 11:16am PST


    22. LindaTuesday, January 18th, 2011 — 11:24am PST

      French food is my weakness… adore le coq au vin, moules frites et fois gras! 🙂

    23. ChristineTuesday, January 18th, 2011 — 11:28am PST

      Thailand: panang curry / New York: pizza / India: chicken tikka masala / Jamaica: roti / Mexico: guacamole / France: crepes

    24. SeanTuesday, January 18th, 2011 — 11:53am PST

      It’s tough to beat a New York pizza.

    25. SandraTuesday, January 18th, 2011 — 11:55am PST

      I love all those different types of food. Curry mutton is a favourite for sure! Jamaican patties as well.

    26. SanazTuesday, January 18th, 2011 — 11:55am PST

      Crepes for sure!

    27. RitaTuesday, January 18th, 2011 — 12:02pm PST

      Thai satay chicken skewers are the best! And Thai roti…. mmmm yum!

    28. Heather BTuesday, January 18th, 2011 — 12:08pm PST

      I love Thai food! Spicy green beans are my favorite!

    29. TairalynTuesday, January 18th, 2011 — 12:10pm PST

      Oh I would say my favorite would have to be Thai Satay… the Peanut Dip I could eat on its own… Okay – wait thats just wrong to tell complete strangers 🙂 Sorry for that!


    30. TairalynTuesday, January 18th, 2011 — 12:10pm PST

      and of course I tweeted!


    31. RachelTuesday, January 18th, 2011 — 12:19pm PST

      I love Tom Kha Gai soup from Thailand!

    32. TracyTuesday, January 18th, 2011 — 12:32pm PST

      my fave dish from france is escargot!

    33. SaraTuesday, January 18th, 2011 — 12:58pm PST

      Indian food! Shahi paneer all the way!

    34. AndreTuesday, January 18th, 2011 — 1:02pm PST


    35. CliffTuesday, January 18th, 2011 — 1:15pm PST

      Mexican pork carnitas tacos, mm.

    36. BrendaTuesday, January 18th, 2011 — 1:16pm PST

      Spicy Thai red curry!

    37. JuliaTuesday, January 18th, 2011 — 1:26pm PST

      Crème brûlée all the way! Just love French cuisine – “Vive la France!”

    38. Donna LTuesday, January 18th, 2011 — 1:28pm PST

      I love pad thai. Noodles have always been my go-to comfort food!

    39. Tooth FairyTuesday, January 18th, 2011 — 1:54pm PST

      Mildly spiced Thai Curry dishes ☺
      A fave of mine is prawn + cashews mix!

    40. RoxanneTTuesday, January 18th, 2011 — 2:00pm PST

      That’s a tough call! But, I would have to go with Saag Paneer + Chicken Korma from India!

    41. Michael KwanTuesday, January 18th, 2011 — 2:11pm PST

      Call me generic, but I like naan bread with butter chicken.

    42. ParkerTuesday, January 18th, 2011 — 2:58pm PST

      Mexican street food really can’t be beat, unless you choose poorly…

    43. KerryTuesday, January 18th, 2011 — 3:04pm PST

      French crepes after New York Pizza!

    44. belindaTuesday, January 18th, 2011 — 3:31pm PST

      New York Cheesecake is to die for.

    45. Amy W.Tuesday, January 18th, 2011 — 3:43pm PST

      Tres Leche cake from Mexico!

    46. SummerTuesday, January 18th, 2011 — 4:06pm PST

      Jamaican coco bread. Simple and addictive.

    47. BonnieTuesday, January 18th, 2011 — 4:48pm PST

      Jerk chicken from Jamaica — nothing beats it!

    48. SarahTuesday, January 18th, 2011 — 5:27pm PST

      Escargot from France =)

    49. KatherineTuesday, January 18th, 2011 — 5:46pm PST

      Lazzara’s Pizza in New York on 38th in the Garment District… to die for!

    50. KellyTuesday, January 18th, 2011 — 6:01pm PST

      Although this obviously wouldn’t be a dinner choice, nothing beats a fresh chocolate croissant out of a Parisian oven. Or maybe a fresh baguette with butter.

    51. Teresa KTuesday, January 18th, 2011 — 6:09pm PST

      Pad Thai. Thailand.

    52. ChrisTuesday, January 18th, 2011 — 7:00pm PST

      Jamaican goat curry. Hands down. Mmmm.

    53. NatalieTuesday, January 18th, 2011 — 7:08pm PST

      France – real baguettes with real butter. Not sure that it qualifies as a dish but so delish!

    54. DanielleTuesday, January 18th, 2011 — 7:17pm PST

      Saag paneer or Thai green curry!

    55. KatieTuesday, January 18th, 2011 — 8:10pm PST

      I’m still a fan of Pad Thai from Thailand …

    56. LawrenceTuesday, January 18th, 2011 — 8:20pm PST

      I love green papaya salad

    57. EnnieTuesday, January 18th, 2011 — 9:08pm PST

      Butter Chicken

    58. Jennyfer C.Tuesday, January 18th, 2011 — 9:15pm PST

      My favorite has to be a good Aloo Gobi. A must at any Indian restaurant!

    59. Dustin C.Tuesday, January 18th, 2011 — 9:17pm PST

      A staple has to be Laab Chicken salad – one of my favorite Thai dishes.

    60. SharonTuesday, January 18th, 2011 — 9:52pm PST

      Pad thai is the yummiest!

    61. VeronicaTuesday, January 18th, 2011 — 10:04pm PST

      Thai: Chicken Satay with Lemongrass

    62. gillybean604Tuesday, January 18th, 2011 — 10:16pm PST

      Me & my bf like New York Brooklyn Style pizza with the giant pepperoni!

    63. BrendaTuesday, January 18th, 2011 — 10:18pm PST

      My favorite Indian food is naan bread!!

    64. MichelleTuesday, January 18th, 2011 — 10:37pm PST

      France!!French wine, cheese and good bread!!!

    65. DonnaTuesday, January 18th, 2011 — 10:58pm PST

      Although I love food from all parts of the world I currently have a craving for the Thai dish Larb Moo (Spicy pork salad)!

    66. KellyTuesday, January 18th, 2011 — 11:18pm PST

      Creme Brule mmm

    67. KristyTuesday, January 18th, 2011 — 11:31pm PST

      My favourite Indian dish is Malai Kofta

    68. MeganTuesday, January 18th, 2011 — 11:38pm PST

      New York!!! Pizza, bagels, BBQ etc, so good!

    69. HenryWednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 12:22am PST

      NYC Chicken and rice from food trucks. Haven’t had any shawarma that comes even close.

    70. brianne sheppardWednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 6:46am PST

      I LOVE Indian Food… Pakoras, butter chicken, Naan… chai tea to finish.. delish!

    71. ScottWednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 7:49am PST

      Chile con queso, from Mexico. Although I do love lots of Indian food…

    72. BenjaminWednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 8:04am PST

      Mais les crêpes, bien sure!

    73. HollyWednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 8:39am PST

      Palaak Paneer is my favorite!!

    74. Jennifer M.Wednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 9:14am PST

      I absolutely love enchiladas and tacos from Mexico. There is also a Thai dish I get huge cravings for, I’m not sure what it’s called but it has spinach with a spicy peanut sauce. Yum!

    75. stephanieWednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 9:29am PST

      I love all kinds of food but I have not really explored alot of thai dishes. This would be great. thanks

    76. TomWednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 9:58am PST

      Nothing beats pad thai.

    77. CarolynWednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 10:01am PST

      Has to be crepes from France! Or croissants. or bagettes. baked goods in general…

    78. MaryWednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 10:09am PST

      Pad Thai. I could eat that everyday… well not everyday but i sure do love it

    79. PhyWednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 10:23am PST

      I love cassoulets from France!

    80. BettyWednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 10:33am PST

      I’m allergic to wheat but bagettes are too good to be true, especially right out of the oven with artisan made pate! YUM!

    81. Hannah LeeWednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 10:34am PST


    82. EmmaWednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 10:38am PST

      Tacos tacos tacos from Mexico!

    83. DeeAnnWednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 11:04am PST

      I love Mexican food, can’t get enough! Especially enchiladas!

    84. JessicaWednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 11:23am PST

      My favourite Indian dish are vegetable pakoras! Wow they are good:)

    85. AgaselWednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 11:25am PST

      Fave Mexican dish: churros!!!

    86. kellyWednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 11:44am PST

      I could eat fresh guacamole and salsa in Mexico all day long.

    87. DebbieWednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 12:23pm PST

      Butter chicken from India… yummmmmmmm!!!!!!!

    88. ValerieWednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 12:47pm PST

      pad thai! mmmmmmm

    89. AlyshaWednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 1:16pm PST

      French Onion Soup! Its the best!

    90. VanessaWednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 1:27pm PST

      Any kind of tacos!

    91. CeciWednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 1:34pm PST

      My fav is Thai’s Tom Yum soup!

    92. Matt GWednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 2:03pm PST

      I love all Thai curries but Green curry is my favourite.

    93. DeniseWednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 2:12pm PST

      So hard to choose… butter chicken… or… red curry… or PIZZA!! Lol

    94. ErinWednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 3:54pm PST

      Red Curry from Thailand with Coconut rice.

    95. StevenWednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 4:27pm PST

      Pad thai!!! Thailand of course..lol

    96. IanWednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 4:28pm PST

      I absolutely love tom yum gong. Its a spicy seafood soup from thailand. It smells and tastes absolutely wonderful!

    97. GraceWednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 4:29pm PST

      Salsaaaaaaaaa. mmmmmmmmmmmmm. Great for the summer!!! And when u make it super hot…its also great for the winter! Not american salsa though. Mexican salsa!

    98. JeremyWednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 4:41pm PST

      Have to go with Pad Thai!

    99. JulieWednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 5:12pm PST

      Vegetarian pad Thai with tofu. Yummy!

    100. DonWednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 5:41pm PST

      Pad Thai will do just right!

    101. BennettWednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 6:02pm PST

      Oh…so hard to pick one from each…my faves include:
      Thailand – pad thai noodles
      NY – street dog w/ hot mustard & warm saurkraut
      India – butter chicken w/ warm naan
      Jamaican – jerk chicken w/ black eyed peas rice & johnny cakes
      Mexico – fresh grilled fish tacos w/ pickled onions & peppers
      French – crispy duck confit

    102. TracyWednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 6:03pm PST

      I just love crepes!

    103. mariaWednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 6:09pm PST

      I love Indian. Mmmmm butter chicken.

    104. ManuelWednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 6:41pm PST


    105. MonicaWednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 8:10pm PST

      Crepes Suzette…yummmm!

    106. PingWednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 10:08pm PST

      Pad Thai!

    107. JodiWednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 10:24pm PST

      Chicken Tikka Masala

    108. Michael HayesWednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 11:11pm PST

      I would be hard to have to choose. If it was up to me I would start with tocitos, then have butter chicken with garlic naan, then maybe some padti, but would definatly finish off with some New York cheese cake with raspberry coilis. Thanks for letting me dream and now I am hungry!

    109. DonaldThursday, January 20th, 2011 — 12:25am PST

      My favourite Thai dish is kaeng dang moo on jasmine rice with coconut milk. Mmmh!!!

    110. JaseThursday, January 20th, 2011 — 10:03am PST

      Green curry chicken is my favorite.

    111. MariellaThursday, January 20th, 2011 — 10:24am PST

      Mexican enchiladas and Jamaican jerk chicken!

    112. ShelleyThursday, January 20th, 2011 — 10:59am PST

      My favorite dish from Thailand is Pad Thai. Yum!

    113. JaniceThursday, January 20th, 2011 — 11:24am PST

      Love Indian food. Butter Chicken

    114. veronicaThursday, January 20th, 2011 — 12:15pm PST

      I have to agree, Butter Chicken would be my favorite!

    115. MichelleThursday, January 20th, 2011 — 12:47pm PST

      From India, ANYTHING chicken. They know how to do chicken right!

    116. DalThursday, January 20th, 2011 — 1:20pm PST

      Sweet French crepes!

    117. LoriThursday, January 20th, 2011 — 1:48pm PST

      Pad Thai – yum!

    118. ChrisThursday, January 20th, 2011 — 2:33pm PST

      Anything involving butter chicken from India = yummmm!

    119. JeremyThursday, January 20th, 2011 — 4:48pm PST

      My favourite dish is Pad Thai!

    120. Michelle WilliamsonThursday, January 20th, 2011 — 5:03pm PST

      Simple: Camembert cheese! I could list about 5 favourites from each place though!

    121. EricaThursday, January 20th, 2011 — 6:52pm PST

      Butter chicken and Roti 🙂 Mmmm.

    122. MaktaaqThursday, January 20th, 2011 — 7:21pm PST

      So much good food…I guess for this contest, I’ll go with Rice to Riches mascarpone cheese with cherries rice pudding in New York.

    123. ErinThursday, January 20th, 2011 — 7:24pm PST

      Absolutely any Thai food is great especially their seafood and especially when in Thailand…France I like the culture of their food but mainly love their cheese.

    124. Tina L.Thursday, January 20th, 2011 — 8:22pm PST

      Thai Satay or Thai Curry Chicken

    125. lauraThursday, January 20th, 2011 — 10:01pm PST

      there’s nothing better than authentic mexican salsa! i eat it as a salad!

    126. AkemiThursday, January 20th, 2011 — 10:33pm PST

      Thailand – Tom Yum Goong

    127. GaryFriday, January 21st, 2011 — 12:24pm PST

      Pad Thai!

    128. D. LeeFriday, January 21st, 2011 — 1:58pm PST

      Still looking for that perfect French omelette roulée aux fines herbes.

    129. nocalFriday, January 21st, 2011 — 4:02pm PST

      Can’t wait for this one!!!

    130. Sandra HoFriday, January 21st, 2011 — 5:30pm PST

      My fav dish is thai red chicken curry with jasmine coconut rice!!

    131. anupaFriday, January 21st, 2011 — 5:34pm PST

      My favourite dish is from my roots, butter chicken (india)!

    132. auFriday, January 21st, 2011 — 10:31pm PST

      any dish will do for me. .as long as the taste and savour pass my taste. .for a simple person like me, i so love tacos!!

    133. TriciaSaturday, January 22nd, 2011 — 1:24am PST

      thai green curry!

    134. taniaSaturday, January 22nd, 2011 — 9:53am PST

      fresh guacamole and salsa!

    135. rinoSaturday, January 22nd, 2011 — 9:54am PST

      thai satay!

    136. A.J.Saturday, January 22nd, 2011 — 12:03pm PST

      Dosas from India!

    137. KevinSaturday, January 22nd, 2011 — 12:36pm PST

      Chile Relleno from mexiccco.

    138. MaySaturday, January 22nd, 2011 — 4:58pm PST

      For me, Indian cuisine reigns supreme! Butter chicken, lamb biriyani, saag paneer, veggie korma, … all vying for personal fave 🙂

    139. FraserSaturday, January 22nd, 2011 — 5:00pm PST

      Red or green chicken/tofu curry from Thailand on a bed of jasmine rice.

    140. Paul McArthurSaturday, January 22nd, 2011 — 8:14pm PST

      Jamaican roti! Yum yum

    141. LindaSaturday, January 22nd, 2011 — 10:02pm PST

      from Thailand – Pad thai, any curry, tom yum soup
      New York – new york cheesecake, crumbcake, bagels
      India – so many to choose from
      Jamaica – haven’t tried real Jamaican
      Mexico – chimichangas, enchiladas, tres leches
      France- french onion soup

    142. EvaSaturday, January 22nd, 2011 — 10:34pm PST

      New York – new york cheesecake, bagels
      Mexico – chimichangas, enchiladas,guacamole, salsa, tacos
      Thailand – Pad thai, any curry, Wonton soup
      French – French Onion Soup

    143. DanielSaturday, January 22nd, 2011 — 11:07pm PST

      France – Cheese fondue!

    144. Marc SmithSunday, January 23rd, 2011 — 1:05pm PST

      I love Butter Chicken!!!

    145. LeannaSunday, January 23rd, 2011 — 1:44pm PST

      The best thing about an event like this is that you can pick and choose from the tastiest food from around the world – jerk chicken, sambal bunchies, fish tacos, any kind of curry, steak and a cheese plate for dessert. Yum my!

    146. Andrew C.Sunday, January 23rd, 2011 — 4:21pm PST

      Boeuf bourguignon from Cafe de Commerce, Paris is pretty tasty I remember. Yum.

    147. MarthaSunday, January 23rd, 2011 — 4:34pm PST

      Roti mmmmmmmm good with curry and any dips

    148. BonnieSunday, January 23rd, 2011 — 8:45pm PST

      I will go with Pad Thai from Thailand.

    149. AbigailSunday, January 23rd, 2011 — 11:32pm PST

      Well I enjoy heaps of the options from all types of above food, but the absolute 1st thing that came to mind was peshwari naan bread (indian) naan with nuts and raisins… so delish.

    150. kylie CMonday, January 24th, 2011 — 1:51am PST

      Chicken tikka masala … Hmmm, that’s heaven. 😀

    151. AaRoNMonday, January 24th, 2011 — 9:38am PST

      nothing better then tasting the world!

    152. TashMonday, January 24th, 2011 — 10:12am PST

      Indian food is my favorite! Vegetable korma all the way! With some basmati rice and naan bread and maybe a samosa of two . DELISH

    153. NIcoleMonday, January 24th, 2011 — 11:43am PST

      Jamaica: jerk chicken, baby!

    154. RonMonday, January 24th, 2011 — 11:46am PST

      Pad thai. Reminds me of the street hawkers in Thailand who would make it fresh.

    155. BrendaMonday, January 24th, 2011 — 12:28pm PST

      Butter chicken all the way!

    156. DerrickMonday, January 24th, 2011 — 1:43pm PST

      Jamaican jerk-anything is fantastic! All of the above in the same day? AWESOME!

    157. RennMonday, January 24th, 2011 — 2:33pm PST

      I really enjoy the Tom Yum soup from Thailand ever since I first tried that in Thailand

    158. P.Monday, January 24th, 2011 — 2:40pm PST

      Pad anything. I miss Thailand!

    159. ShannonMonday, January 24th, 2011 — 3:16pm PST

      I would love to explore Thai food. num

    160. CharleneMonday, January 24th, 2011 — 5:07pm PST

      Thailand – chicken red curry…love love love!
      New York – NY cheesecake
      India – butter chicken & samosas of course!
      Jamaica – jerk chicken
      Mexico – enchiladas
      France – pot au feu…perfect for rainy weather

    161. EkaMonday, January 24th, 2011 — 11:20pm PST

      Favorite dish from France : escargot 🙂

    162. LucieMonday, January 24th, 2011 — 11:37pm PST

      My vote is for Indian: I can’t get enough of saag panner (has to be hot)!

    163. shaman71Tuesday, January 25th, 2011 — 12:16am PST

      Got to love butter chicken.

    164. vinceTuesday, January 25th, 2011 — 11:08am PST

      sounds really good XD

    165. kelseyTuesday, January 25th, 2011 — 11:17pm PST

      i love pad thai, and butter chicken and garlic naan!

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