Eating Better

A Refugee-led Sudanese Cookery Class with Migrateful


The Coexist Community Kitchen, Mivart Street Studios, Unit 10 Epstein Building, Bristol, BS5 6JF

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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 led by seven different chefs and hosted at Cooking It, Coexist Kitchen and St Werburghs. Cuisines include Sri Lankan, Ghanaian, Sudanese and Nigerian.

A message from our Chef Negla:

“My grandmother taught me to cook (my mother died when I was 15 years old) when I got married age 19 – she explained to me it’s very important to be able to cook for your husband. But even then I didn’t take much interest in cooking because my auntie and sisters always did the cooking at home. Then 10 years ago me and my family were forced to leave Sudan because of the war and we arrived to the UK as refugees. We didn’t have my sisters around anymore so I had to start cooking for my family. It was the first time I had properly cooked for my husband. I have 3 daughters and one son. They liked my cooking a lot. I started to try lots of different dishes and then I realised I was an amazing cook.

Sudanese cuisine consists of a generous share of stews and gravies—often eaten by hand—fresh and cooked salads, dips, lime, peanut, rice dishes, sweet and savoury pastries, unique breads, and decadent desserts.”

A sample menu of the dishes that will be taught:

– Sudanese Dama (Chicken Curry) | Meat (Chicken); Celery
– Sudanese Chilli Sauce | Vegan; Peanuts
– Sudanese Graa (Sudanese Squash Curry) | Vegan; Celery
– Molah Nemyah (Okra dip) | Vegetarian/ Vegan; Milk
– Gurasa (Sudanese Pancakes) | Vegan; Gluten (Wheat)
– Baklava | Vegetarian; Peanuts, Gluten (Wheat), Milk
– Hibiscus Drink | Vegan

This menu caters to both vegans and those who eat meat (chicken). Allergens include: peanuts, milk, wheat(gluten), celery. £49.46.

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