Culture Kitchen is a relaxed, easy going communal outdoor social/cooking event in our garden in Goodwood. We cook over fire pits, ground ovens and gas hobs where we share food, culture, recipes, language and art. This is a space where everybody has something to offer each other - it does not matter if you can't cook, you can come and hang out, draw, play music, do yoga, something else or just help out! You do not need to speak English, we find other ways to communicate! We want to learn new languages, cultures, food, techniques, recipes, songs, art, dance and celebrate difference in Sussex!! Musicians and artists welcome!!
People bring what they can, which makes for a natural way to distribute wealth - those who are able, tend to bring meat, fish, olive oil, drinks, etc. Others bring flour, beans, lentils, veg, etc. We, as the hosts provide a basic staple of oils, spices, veg from our garden, cooking equipment, soft drinks and often a large piece of organic meat to share. But basically anything you can bring that we can pool together and cook with is welcome!!
To give you a flavour, so far we have taught each other and learned many different recipes including Syrian flat breads, Syrian poached chicken with cashew, Syrian Freekeh, Nigerian pounded yam with goat stew, Moroccan round bread, Nigerian bean stew, Nigerian fried beef, Nigerian Egusi (ground melon seed) prawn stew, French ratatouille, homemade pesto, Thai chicken, Polish potato cake, steamed chard and green beans and pine nuts, coconut coleslaw, outdoor apple crumble, chocolate cake cooked in oranges over the fire pit, a range of teas from the garden including mint and fennel, apple and chilly, African Basil and pear, also pressed apple juice from our fruit trees, and much more.
If you want to come and do cooking demo's please get in touch! if you want to share other skills, then also get in touch!
If you want to donate things such as plates, glasses, outdoor furniture, wood to burn on the fire, etc please contact us and we can arrange - we are very grateful for any donations!!!!
It is important to let us know whether you are coming and who with so we have an idea of numbers. This is an event based in our home, so please be very careful to take care of everything and to help us keep it tidy! Please take responsibility for your own safety and wellbeing and that of any children you bring you.