These cookalongs were brought to you by three cohorts of English language and cooking projects called Open Kitchens which happened throughout the COVID 19 lockdowns in 2020 and 2021.
Funded by Lottery Community Fund and Forever Manchester, twelve learners attended Open Kitchens where they developed their English language communication skills through planning, preparing and delivering their very own cookalongs to the general public via zoom and YouTube livestream! Here are the videos if you wish to recreate their delicious recipes.
The full written recipes of these dishes feature in our upcoming fundraising cookbook, which we need your help in publishing.
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Aklima’s Quartet of Bhorta with Broken Basmati Rice
Aklima’s hilsa fish is a real crowd pleaser! Not only does it look rather impressive, it has been a hit at previous Heart & Parcel events. Get to know Aklima and her wonderful travel stories whilst you also learn how to perfect this Bangladeshi speciality.
Gashin’s Kulecha Biscuits & Anjeer Milkshake (V)
Traditionally made for big events, you’ll soon find any excuse to celebrate once you have your first bite of the kulecha! An irresistible sweet treat teamed with the creamy fig milkshake is the ideal way to feed that sweet tooth.
Fatema’s Tabakh Rohoo, Vermicelli Bulgur & Tabbouleh
Let Fatema transport you to the aromatic streets of Damascus with this flavourful stew. Her Tabakh Rohoo is perfectly complimented with the Middle Eastern staple of bulgur wheat and the wonderfully refreshing tones of the tabbouleh salad.
Alaa’s Moussaka with vermicelli rice & yoghurt salad
For all the aubergine lovers, this is the cookalong for you! Moussaka is a hearty dish packed full of the perfect ratio of meat, veg and flavour. It’s the perfect meal for feeding the family, hosting a dinner party or batch cooking. As the weather gets a bit colder, it’s great for warming you up too.
Najlaa’s Imbatan with Harissa Salad & Aromatic Mint Tea
Fried potato wedges stuffed with mince meat accompanied by a traditional Libyan salad and refreshing tea. Najlaa’s passion for cooking and great success at it makes her the perfect host for this night!