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Nigerian Migrateful cookery class with Atem


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 Atem will teach delicious, authentic Nigerian dishes followed by a sit-down meal.

Atem from Nigeria will guide you through how to prepare her menu from scratch while sharing stories, secrets and inspiration about traditional Nigerian food and culture.

With over 250 ethnic groups and 500 languages, Nigeria is known for its culturally diverse cuisine. The star of the show in Atem’s class is Jollof Rice, considered by many to be Nigeria’s national dish. Atem will show you how to lovingly prepare this dish in order to achieve the perfect depth of umami flavour accompanied by her other recipes using some of the most distinctive flavours of West Africa such as scotch bonnets, plantain, coconut, ginger and tomato.

Menu, subject to change:

Jollof rice | Meat (Chicken, Beef); Celery, Gluten (Wheat), Soya, Milk
Vegetarian Jollof Rice | Vegetarian/Vegan ; Celery, Milk
Coconut plantain stew | Vegetarian/ Vegan; Celery, Milk
Atem’s Mushrooms | Vegetarian; Milk, Gluten (Wheat), Soya

A message from our Chef Atem:

“Hello! I am Atem, I am from Crossriver, a state in Nigeria. I learned how to cook from my mum because my dad usually placed emphasis on the girl child in the family knowing how to cook. My favourite spices are chili and seasoning cubes. I never really liked cooking that much until I found out a little secret: food is the spice of life. A mixture of varieties, blends, textures, tastes of seasonings and flavours to give you a pleasant dish. I love traveling, learning something new, and I see it as an opportunity to try lots of new meals and flavours from new places.”


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