Ghanaian Cookery Class with Migrateful
St Werburghs Community Centre, Horley Rd, St Werburghs, BS2 9TJ
Migrateful is an award-winning charity & social enterprise supporting asylum seekers, refugees & migrants in their journey to integration & independence through preparing them to lead cookery classes in their native cuisine. As well as London, Brighton & Kent, Migrateful runs classes in Bristol hosted at Coexist Community Kitchen in Easton, Cooking It Kitchen in Clifton and St Werburgh’s Community Centre. Cuisines include Sri Lankan, Ghanaian, Nigerian, Syrian and Sudanese.
This particular class will be taught by Mansura from Ghana, a sample menu of the dishes includes:
Chinkafa Da Wakye (Rice and Beans)
Hausa Abomu Wakye (Rice and Beans Stew)
Ampesie Brodie (Boiled Plantain)
Abomudayua (Garden Egg Stew)
Shitto (Ghana’s Chilli ‘Secret Sauce’)
Bofrot (Carrot Doughnuts)
This menu caters to vegans and those who eat fish.
A message from our Chef Mansura:
“My name is Mansura. I am from an inland town in Northern Ghana called Salaga. It’s the capital of East Gonja district and was the biggest slave market in West Africa. I came to the UK in April 2015. I have a 5-year old son named Ibrahim who goes to school here in Bristol. I learned cooking in a polygamous family, cooking for a lot of people. As a child, I learned by watching and I helped by bringing water, washing the food, chopping onions and so on. In our country, men are in control and women don’t have much of a voice. Here, a woman can do anything – be a mechanic or a doctor or an engineer. I love to cook and I love teaching. I play Twi and Hausa music during my classes! I am confident because I am teaching what I know. I really enjoy it and I really appreciate the Migrateful program. They have made me aware of other culture’s cuisines.”
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