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Flavours of Home: The refugees forging new lives through food: Sheila Dillon meets asylum seekers and refugees building new lives in the UK through food.

Flavours of Home: The refugees forging new lives through food: Sheila Dillon meets asylum seekers and refugees building new lives in the UK through food.

FromThe Food Programme


Flavours of Home: The refugees forging new lives through food: Sheila Dillon meets asylum seekers and refugees building new lives in the UK through food.

FromThe Food Programme

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Length:
29 minutes
Released:
Jan 31, 2021
Format:
Podcast Episode

Description

COVID-19 may have pushed it from the front pages, but the refugee crisis rages on around the world, fed by war, famine and political persecution; and that’s before you even factor in a global pandemic.

In this programme, Sheila Dillon explores the remarkable stories of asylum seekers and refugees in the UK, forging new lives and careers through food.

She hears from Josie Naughton, co-founder and CEO of refugee aid organisation Choose Love; Chernise Neo and her team at Proof Bakery in Coventry, an artisan bakery that trains and employs refugee women; Jess Thompson, the founder of Migrateful - a social enterprise where asylum seekers and refugees teach cooking classes, passing on dishes from their homelands - and one of their teaching team, Ahmed Sinno; and catches up with Chef Imad Alarnab, ahead of the opening of his London restaurant.

Rebuilding your life in a different country, learning a new language, integrating into a new community: none of this is easy. But cooking and sharing food can offer some rare common ground, bringing people together no matter where they're from.


Presented by Sheila Dillon
Produced in Bristol by Lucy Taylor
Released:
Jan 31, 2021
Format:
Podcast Episode