I love trying new food. There's nothing quite like sampling a different cuisine, especially when it's cooked by someone who knows their stuff. That's exactly what Sligo Global Kitchen does; they aim to bring people together with food. The project allows people living in direct provision to showcase their culinary skills and gives a real sense of community.
Sligo Global Kitchen is supported by The Model, who host the event. They aim to hold the event once a month or so, and I have to say I think it's a fantastic idea. The event is open to everyone and is free but donations are welcomed and encouraged. Yesterday, my mum and I went along and sampled food from Nigeria, Zimbabwe and Cameroon.
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Sligo Global Kitchen offer starters, main courses and desserts from different countries, usually the main courses are all from a certain part of the world. This time it was Cameroon. We sampled Chin Chin (crunchy fried dough snacks), Akara (made from peeled beans and dough) and Pof Pof (fried dough balls) from Nigeria, fried plaintain and white kidney bean stew from Cameroon, which was absolutely divine, and various other offerings such as fried chicken, smoked mackerel and peanut butter beef stew. All of the food is just delicious and perfectly seasoned, we left with full tummies and smiles on our face. The atmosphere and ethos behind the project is really heartwarming and I hope Sligo Global Kitchen will continue to grow.