Food Notes: Postponed Flavours of Somalia event bridges cultures

-Edmonton Journal,Tom Murray, March 19, 2020

Meet the Artisans and Local Businesses who have contributed to the Holiday Cultural Box Event

Paper Feathers-Diana Siriwardana Paper Feathers has a booth at the Bountiful Farmers Market in Edmonton (3696 97 St NW). They offer items such as Newspaper Bowls (many shapes, sizes and colours) crates, hamper baskets, garbage bins, place mats, coasters, different fruit baskets and pen holders.  This unique product is made in Sri Lanka by Diana’s…

Afaf Bayoud

Welcome back! Afaf was the very first cultural host with EdmontonEats in October 2019 for the Taste of Libya held at Ernest’s Dining Room NAIT. It was an amazing evening.  A time for guests to try Libyan food and an opportunity for Afaf and her husband Jehad to share their culture.  Afaf is happy to…

Maria Mondol (Baidya)

The Holiday Cultural Box Event is the first event Maria has been a cultural host with EdmontonEats. The recipe kit she will be providing is a Curry Bengali Recipe. Maria hosted me for a lunch with her two lovely daughters with this amazing dish. I can still recall the lovely warmth and balance of the tastes.…

Entessar Alkrad

The Holiday Cultural Box Event is the first time Entessar has been a cultural host with EdmontonEats.  Welcome! Welcome! She will be putting together a recipe kit for her mother’s falafel recipe. Falafels made by Entessar are in high demand by her neighbors and family. Entessar is from Daraa, Syria, a small city of 150,000…

Doona Arkeef

Doona Arkeef EdmontonEats is pleased to welcome Doona as cultural host to her first event with us. Doona is preparing a recipe kit for her sweet and delicious Hariseh Cake. We can hardly wait to taste this Syrian treat! Doona came to Canada in 2016 via Jordon where her husband and their three children moved at…

Video program for Flavours of Somalia

Thank you for joining us for Edmonton Eats presents: Flavours of Somalia social distancing dinner. Filmed in March before quarantine, this short video shows our host families working with the NAIT Culinary Students exchanging information on Somalian Culture and Cuisine.   It was a day full of energy and fun for all involved. Your dinner and…

Hosts of the Flavours of Somalia

Hosts embody the hospitality of Somali culture Jamila Osman, Mulki Ali, Nadifa Omar and Maryam Hussein reflect the experiences of many of the Somali people who have made Edmonton their home over the past 35 years. When they heard that EdmontonEats was being created as a way to share cultures, food and assist to provide…

What the heck is a social enterprise?

Byline: By Calan Hobbs EdmontonEats is piloting a social enterprise rather than a charitable society model. So what’s the difference? Well, a social enterprise blends the best of the charitable and private enterprise business models by using market-oriented approaches to solve social problems, according to Brooks Hanewich, EdmontonEats board member and co-founder of MatchWork, who…

Rave reviews from past attendees

Rave reviews from past attendees: EdmontonEats event-goers get to travel with their taste buds! Some comments from attendees at A Taste of Libya last fall: “Almost like taking a mini-vacation!” “A lovely evening out to enjoy culture, community and fine food.” “Not only did I get to sample many new tasty dishes, I also learned…

EdmontonEats presents Flavours of Somalia

The Flavours of Somalia meal will be delivered to your home on Saturday August 1st. Given we cannot meet in person we thought a lovely dinner during Heritage Weekend would be a way to celebrate food and culture with our community.   ·         The food will be prepared by the hosts from Somalia according to their traditional…

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