Food club with a purpose

Food club with a purpose

Delicious culinary experiences, community, and dialog with female refugees. These are the ingredients of Sisters Cuisine Food Club, a multicultural food project run by female asylum seekers and refugees from the Trampoline House.

On October 26, Sisters Cuisine Food Club will hold its first cooking workshop. Here, participants can learn how to make a traditional Moroccan three course menu. The teachers are two female chefs who, during cooking and the joint dinner, will talk about their lives as refugees in Denmark. The proceeds from the workshop go to Trampoline House's activities for asylum and refugee children.

There is room for 10 participants at the workshop. They will learn step by step how to make traditional Moroccan couscous (with and without meat), colorful orange pomegranate salad and "Briwat" – a delicious dessert with nuts and honey served with Moroccan tea. After cooking there will be a joint dinner where the participants can enjoy the food and continue the dialog with each other and the chefs. All participants receive a Sisters Cuisine apron and can take home leftovers from the dinner. The workshop is open to both women and men.

The purpose of the Sisters Cuisine Food Club is to organize events and workshops in Trampoline House, which bring people together through food and at the same time create knowledge about the living conditions of women refugees and their children. The Moroccan cooking workshop is just the first of a series of events. On November 30, there will be a workshop on Ethiopian food, and in 2020 more workshops and a pop-up restaurant will follow.

The proceeds from Sisters Cuisine Food Club go to activities for the more than 40 refugee and asylum-seeking children, many from Deportation Center Sjælsmark, who visit the Trampoline House every week with their parents. In Trampoline House, the children get a much needed free space from the stressful life in the asylum centers.

The workshop will take place in Trampoline House's large kitchen on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 3–7 pm. It costs DKK 425 to participate.