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Migrateful Somali Cookery Class with Obah


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 by preparing them to teach cookery classes in their traditional cuisine.

Chef Obah will teach delicious, authentic Somali dishes followed by a sit-down meal.

This class is suitable for vegetarians!

Chef Obah from Somalia will guide you through how to prepare her menu from scratch while sharing stories, secrets and inspiration about traditional Somali food and culture.

Somalia, located on the coast of the Indian Ocean, is considered the gateway between the Horn of Africa and the Middle East. Its key position in the spice trade route is reflected in the fragrant and aromatic spices central to Somali cooking. Obah will share her signature spice blends in her recipes, including seasoned rice and spicy chutney.

Menu, subject to change:

Beef Suqaar (Beef Stew) | Meat (Beef); Celery
Vegetable Suqaar (Vegetable Stew) | Vegan; Celery
Barissie Iskudaskars(Seasoned Rice) | Vegan; Gluten
Shidni (Spicey Chutney) | Vegan/Vegetarian; Milk
Kebase (Somali Chapatti) | Vegan/Vegetarian; Gluten, Milk, Egg

A message from our Chef Obah:

“Hello, my name is Obah. I am from Somalia but was born and grew up in Kuwait. I never cooked when I was young, as my mum never had time to teach us. I learnt to cook when I got married to my husband 23 years ago, starting with Kabes (Somali chapatti). It didn’t turn out perfect the first time, but I was determined to do it again and from there I just learnt through practicing. I really enjoy learning about new food from different cultures, and mixing them together!.”

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