Global take on home cooking launches at Refugee Week 2009

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Global recipes at Heart of the Home

Global take on home cooking launches at Refugee Week 2009

 

A brand new, lavishly illustrated cookbook that celebrates the many cultures of Scotland launches on June 19th, as part of Refugee Week Scotland 2009.

 

‘Heart of the Home: The Kitchen Cookbook’ asked Glaswegians of all different cultures to talk through a favourite recipe, from Kosovan pastries and Iraqi dumplings to good old Scottish Cranachan. Many of the contributors are refugees who’ve fled danger and persecution and have set up a second home here in Scotland.

 

 

 

Above: Eman Ahmed and husband Reed live in Maryhill with their three sons, who are aged

three, two and ten months. Koubi is one of her favourite dishes as it’s easy to cook and is considered an everyday meal by most Iraqis.

 

Put together by the Maryhill Integration Network the cookbook provides an insight into the many different cultures making up Scotland today…. And proves that the heart of the home really is in the kitchen.

 

Extracts and images are available.

Contact Clare Harris/ Karin Goodwin, Media and Communications Officers

0141 223 7927

07734 030 763

media@scottishrefugeecouncil.org.uk

 

For full programme and more information go to www.refugeeweek.org.uk/scotland

Check out and pass on our HOME video at

www.youtube.com/RefugeeWeekScotland

 

 

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Notes to Editors

 

  1. Refugee Week Scotland is coordinated by Scottish Refugee Council, www.scottishrefugeecouncil.org.uk and is a partner event with Homecoming Scotland.

 

  1. Refugee Week is a UK-wide programme of arts, cultural and educational events that celebrate the contribution of refugees to the UK, and encourages a better understanding between communities. Refugee Week 2009 will take place from 15th to 21st June.

 

  1. The purpose of Refugee Week is to deliver positive educational messages that counter fear, ignorance and negative stereotypes of refugees, through arts, cultural and educational events that celebrate the contribution of refugees to the UK, and promote understanding about the reasons why people seek sanctuary.

 

Refugee Week was first held in 1998, and was created in response to the increasingly negative perceptions of refugees and asylum seekers held by the general public in Britain. It remains the only UK-wide event that promotes the importance of sanctuary and the benefits it can bring to both refugees and host communities.