Spotlight on Cultures
The MK Trust invites you to the launch of the documentary
young people & their families tell stories about life in Aotearoa NZ
The MK Trust's new exhibition at Pataka Art+Museum ......young people will take an active role in films, photography....& food
MK Trust - runner up in the Wellington airport Community Awards
Congratulations - a wonderful tribute to our communities, friends, helpers & supporters
10 years, 30 communities: stories, history & thousands of recipes
Thank you all!
Fahima Haidari (Afghanistan) & Zarch (Myanmar)
International Refugee Day Saturday 18 June Chinese Centre, Glenmore St
Food & festivities to celebrate with families forced by war, famine, intolerance, racism to seek a new home in Aotearoa NZ.
Come to the Migrating Kitchen stall & welcome those whose lives have been disrupted. Many are suffering loss of family, homes, livelihoods. Starting again in a new country, in a new language is tough. Come hear their stories & reach out a hand of friendship. DVDs, recipes, study guides.
Africa Day Celebrations on Saturday May 14 2016 were exciting. Recipes to give away, DVDs on offer...
2015 ended with the Migrating Kitchen exhibition at Pataka. Syrians talked about leaving home - & shared recipes
WOSOSI Choir - world song singers lead us into the wrap party after three weekends of food, stories, song and dance.
Niborom Young spoke about her newly published book I Tried Not to Cry, the journeys of 10 Cambodian refugee women
Spotlight on Culture exhibition & wild weekend events at Pataka October/November proved popular
This video of the MK exhibition opening was shot & edited by Scott Milligan from Milligan Media.
Images from a great day at the NEWTOWN FESTIVAL 8 MARCH
WWW4 Peace organised a fun day with a serious theme On International Women's Day
Trustee Mabel Makombore discusses recipes for the fair with Renata Grangeiro. Khay Mar & Ko Htwe from Myanmar will produce tea leaf salad. We're honoured to be invited by the spectacular multicultural Wellington group - WWW4peace.
This series has covered food (or lack of) in the Gallipoli trenches, heartbreaking stories of refugee life, the magic of the coconut and festive fusion fare & drawn crowds to Pataka Art+Museum in Porirua & Moore Wilson's in Wellington.
Come and join us for a confection of free culinary and cultural experiences, running each month for the rest of this year.
It has been a huge success: Anne Else - cooking in Albania; Sima Urale - food in film & art; the Chait family - Jewish rituals & recipes; Glyn Harper & Food in the Gallipoli Trenches; refugee camp stories; the magic coconut & finally festive fusion fare
Grateful thanks to the Stout Trust for providing funds for the recording of this excellent presentation about why all those fit young men virtually starved and became so sick in the Gallipoli trenches.
Glyn Harper, historian, author & professor of War Studies at Massey University talks about the appalling food dished out to soldiers in the Gallipoli trenches. He is also an award-winning author and next week he launches his eight children's book Jim's Letters, about Gallipoli. Another of his books, Le Quesnoy: The story of the town New Zealand saved is to be presented to Prince William and Kate for bedtime reading for young George!
Two opportunities to hear these entertaining speakers, take away a recipe and have a taste of something delicious. Entry is free!
Talk & Taste Series at Pataka on Saturday 5 April and at Moore Wilson's on Monday Monday 7 April - 12.00-1.pm.
Free entry - Anzac biscuits for tasting 1914 & 2014 versions!
Jewish Rituals & Recipes with Jayne & Martin Chait from the Dixon St Deli
The series kicked off with the dynamic award-winning Samoan-born film director Sima Urale, now senior tutor at the NZ Film & Television School.
Food in the Gallipoli trenches: Glyn Harper, historian, author & professor of War Studies at Massey. Taste Anzac biscuits- the genuine article!
Two opportunities each to hear these entertaining speakers, take away a recipe and have a taste. They're free!
Hundreds of families, fabulous food from Afghanistan, Colombia, Ethiopia and from different regions of Burma/Myanmar - dancing, eating & making friends. Thanks to the organisers and all the participants it was a wonderful multicultural
Fabulous finale at Moore Wilson's: Thank you to all the chefs from Iran, Mexico, Thailand, Ethiopia, Poland, all the visitors
Thanks to the Polish chefs, Krysia, Lizzie & Tereska. The crowd loved the pierogi, dumplings with savoury & sweet fillings.
Thank you too for the family stories, the hardships endured coming to NZ & the vitality you have brought with you - & the fab recipes!
Scenes from the Migrating Kitchen at Moore Wilson's in July
The SE Asia Night Market 16 March on Wellington's waterfront was a huge success with thousands cramming on to the walkway in front of Te Papa to watch dancers, sample sumptuous food and buy handicrafts Recipes from previous Migrating Kitchen exhibitions whetted the appetite!
Annie Coates & helpers fed hundreds from the Myanmar Migrating Kitchen tent. Hand-loomed scarves were popular - made by Porirua women from Myanmar/Burma's ethnic minorities: Shan, Chin, & Kachin. And we recruited a few Friends for the MK Trust.
Thank you MOORE WILSON'S Iranians entertained, cooked, gave out recipes, made music, danced & talk about Iran
They danced! They talked! We ate!
Delicious dips Monday, rice dishes Tues, sweet treats Wed. Recipes - on the website created & designed by Geoff Head.
Geoff, Graciela Albrecht, his Chilean wife & their daughter starred in the Chile 'kitchen' at Pataka in '09.
At Moore Wilson's Fahima talks about the dangerous trek leaving Afghanistan on foot with five young children. She had to wear a full burqa in fear of the Taliban. She demonstrates the creative art of Mantu, Chapli Kebab and Shir Berenj - Afghan/Persian rice pudding.
With offices closed in the city, the Migrating Kitchen was open for business and a delicious lunch of injera, chicken (doro wett), lamb and vegetarian dishes were served by the industrious chefs.
Palmerston North City Council creative communities grants awards. Front row centre: Migrating Kitchen Trust's Jennifer Bush-Daumec, the PN co-ordinator, Christine Coles, and Nirmala Nand, President of Multi-Ethnic Council, PN
At Porirua on Waitangi Day 6 Feb, ten communities cooked food, served favourite national dishes,gave cooking demonstrations and sold craft: Afghan, Burmese, Iranian, Italian, Japanese, Moroccan, Pacific, West &South African....and more
Recipes will be posted on the website
STORIES FROM THE MIGRATING KITCHEN - 2011 & 2012 DVDs Now Available
Joris de Bres, Race Relations Commissioner
The Argentinians treated visitors to empanadas, alfajores, and rice pudding, ending with a trio whose music had us tango dancing in the gallery.
Then there was the feast which entertained and fed an overflowing gallery!
Migrating Kitchen entertained visitors at Wellington airport yesterday. We kicked off with Eddie Peterson and his group, Vuyisa - to bring joy in Xhosa, then Shahram Aryan's trio and the grand finale from the Tongan choir.
The South Africans & the Welsh faced off before their big clash at the Cake Tin.
The Welsh Cuisine, Music, Arts and Crafts and then off to the airport to welcome their Welsh rugby team.
The MK exhibition kicked off with the Japanese who entertained visitors this weekend with a beautiful Ikebana display, a tranquil tea ceremony, then a cooking demonstration in the gallery with a tasty treat for everyone.