Written By Guest Writer Causes / Chefs / Folks Mar 16, 2016 Syrian-Inspired Dinner at Cook Culture to Help A New Victoria Family SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestOne chef, three hours, seven dishes, and an exciting introduction to Syrian cooking. Well known local Chef Cosmo Meens is pairing up with Cook Culture in Victoria to assist a Syrian family of six who are due to arrive in Victoria soon.Chef Meens will conduct a cooking demonstration and dinner with lots of information and camaraderie. Says Meens, “ I didn’t know much about Syrian cooking before taking on this dinner but I recognized the style of cuisine as Mediterranean and it has similarities to Turkish food. It’s delicious, complex and balanced. I’ll be cooking and asking for audience participation. As well, a member of the Gordon Head Refugee Sponsorship Group will speak briefly at the beginning of the evening.”Working with the Gordon Head Refugee Sponsorship Constituent Group, Cook Culture and Chef Meens are working with the community to make our new neighbours welcome. What better way to learn about a person’s culture than by learning about what they eat?The event takes place on April 1 and runs from 6 – 9pm. There are only a couple of places left for this very special fundraising event. Each ticket is $100. A full meal and wine will be served. Meens indicated that if there were enough interest they would consider adding another dinner.For more information about the Demonstration, visit the Cook Culture website at www.cookculture.com. For more information on the Gordon Head Refugee Sponsorship Constituent Group, visit www.ghrscg.orgMENUAddas bi Husrem -lentil parsley soupOjji -Syrian omeletteHummus – chick peas dipBaba Ganouj – eggplant dipKafta Kebab – lamb and beef skewerSayadieh – fish with spiced rice and caramelized onionsHarisi – semolina cake SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Guest Writer We get many people writing guest articles for us, as well as past contributors. This is the Guest ... Read More You may also like Causes / Longform November 3, 2017 The Politics of Food – Part 1 In the next three issues, food writer Jill Van Gyn investigates the complex web of beliefs, values and opinions surrounding our food and its sources. ... Read More Causes / Victoria August 28, 2017 Vikram Vij Helps Raise Funds with Dinner for Power To Be Vikram Vij leans in beside me on a soft, teal chair on the stunning waterfront patio. The large outdoor kitchen behind us conjures images of ... Read More Causes / Events March 28, 2017 10 Questions for Food Activist Arlene Stein Arlene Stein is a Canadian food activist and the executive director and founder of Canada’s largest food symposium, Terroir, which takes place ... Read More Awards / Causes November 13, 2016 Gold Medal Plates BC To Take Place Nov. 17 in Victoria GOLD MEDAL PLATES B.C’s COMPETING CHEFS FOR 2016! Victoria – 2016 is an Olympic year and B.C.’s Gold Medal Plates will be celebrating ... Read More Causes August 25, 2016 Support women’s education, buy Les Dames wine! Proceeds to @lesdames scholarships August 22, 2016 – BRITISH COLUMBIA – It is high time that the dynamic women in British Columbia’s evolving wine industry get the recognition ... Read More Causes / Elsewhere November 19, 2015 Climate Change Conference in Paris: No Mention of the Word “Agriculture” “Slow Food: “Not recognizing the importance of the relationship between food and climate is a serious mistake” In a few days, governments ... Read More Comments are closed.