Culinary Anthropologist

Secret Kitchen, Fri 21st & Sat 22nd October 2016 – a Moroccan feast

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K Graf pic Street market

Katie GrafFellow anthropologist Katharina Graf is returning to Anna’s kitchen this October for another Moroccan feast. This time the menu will include:

Harira al-hamra (hearty tomato soup full of fresh herbs, served for major religious holidays such as Ramadan)

Bastila (decadent sweet-savoury dish of chicken or pigeon, lemony eggs, almonds, fine pastry and spices, prepared in the royal cities of Morocco)

Seffa (rich, buttery couscous with cinnamon and raisins, traditionally served as dessert after bastila)

As any traveller to Morocco knows, the best cooking is most often found in people’s homes. Katharina spent months mastering the crafts of bread-making and couscous steaming, not to mentioning negotiating Marrakech’s street markets. She learnt to cook like the young Moroccan women around her – by sight, sound and touch – without a recipe book or set of scales in sight.

IMG_4527tKatharina’s research interests include the relationship between cooking and gender, the transmission of cooking knowledge across generations, and how home cooking reflects broader social changes in Morocco.

Katharina’s last dinners with Anna sold out fast and were a huge success, so book early to avoid disappointment!

Please let us know about any dietary requirements when you make your booking.

Event:Secret Kitchen
Date(s):Friday 21st & Saturday 22nd October 2016
Time:7.30pm - 11pm
Location:London N5 (Arsenal tube 2 mins walk)
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