FOOD provide us something more symbolic than simply nutrition. Everything have to do with food—its memory, affection, knowledge, it´s the perfect excuse for meetings, it´s care, it´s politics, its interaction, it´s cultivation, it is the art preparation, it´s identity. FOOD IS CULTURE. And that is the theme of our new campaign to mark the World Refugee Week 2018 with Our Table! A very special moment for us due the official launching our products: 3 types of hot sauce, 2 types of hummus, new merch, new logo, new website but the same focus: end Direct Provision, creating awareness and inclusion through food. From June 21st to 24th the Christ Church Courtyard will be our place to celebrate diversity. Everyday from 11-4 will can come along to have lunch with us, watch a nice talk, hear a good story or take part in our hot sauce competition! Keep your eyes in our social media to follow each event and keep supporting us!
City Of Ideas: Ellie Kisyombe
The Cork Midsummer Festival have invited some of the thinkers and doers that they really admire to come and tell you about the incredible work they have been doing and to fire your imagination for things you never dreamed possible. And Ellie is one of the guests! The conversation will be chaired by chef, food writer, and founder of Ballymaloe Cookery School, Darina Allen, who is the responsible for Ellie´s chef training! We are very happy!
The event if free but ticketed: http://www.corkmidsummer.com/programme/event/city-of-ideas-talks
Ellie Kisyombe: Our Table
Ellie and her children have lived in Direct Provision for eight years as asylum seekers. Alongside chef and food writer Michelle Dermody, Ellie co-founded Our Table in 2015 as a community-driven, non-profit project aiming to highlight the need to end direct provision in Ireland. Their goal is to facilitate change through conversation over food. For more information see ourtable.ie.