Global Kitchen with Soft Touch Arts
Global Kitchen welcomes sanctuary seekers from across Leicester to train in Soft Touch Arts’ Kitchen with chef Linton Magume, who is originally from Zimbabwe. Together they share dishes from their homelands, recipes from their childhood or family homes whilst Linton trains them in the culinary skills required to cook for the public in a series of community meals which take place at Soft Touch Arts Centre on New Walk. During these sessions people attending get to mix with and meet the chefs, learn about and help prepare the dishes they’re going to eat and then share in the culinary delights that where whipped up that day!
Over the next year we will collect recipes from the community meals to create a Global Kitchen cookbook that will be available to buy so that you can learn to cook dishes from many different nations at home to share with your family and friends.
Global Kitchen was generously funded through a Spacehive Campaign, we are incredibly thankful to BID Leicester, Mayor Peter Soulsby’s Community Fund, British Red Cross Family Reunion Integration Service, Leicester City Council Ward funding and over 50 local generous souls that have enabled us to develop this project. We will be collecting donations (pay as you feel) at each event to be able to continue to bring people together to share food and stories from around the world.
The first public session is planned for Saturday 20th June 2020, however given the current global situation surrounding Coronavirus (Covid-19) we will keep you updated, and hope to be able to find ways to develop this programme to still bring people together in these challenging times.
Keep your eyes on the website and social media from Journeys Festival International and Soft Touch Arts for news of the upcoming Global Kitchen events.