91 Ways was proud to partner with friends at Refugee Women of Bristol to talk about, share stories and eat dal dishes from many language communities who live in Bristol.
The ambition of 91 Ways to Build a Global City is to build a healthier, happier, more united city by bringing together all of Bristol’s 91 languages communities using the power of food.
Dal is not just an ingredient common to many international countries, but in many parts of the world it is a staple food which nourishes millions of people every day in daily meals, while also having a place at feast times. It is held with great respect as it is seen as the food that is accessible to all – rich or poor.
On Tuesday 20th March, we will cook heritage dishes from some of the women who live in Bristol – Somali, Eritreian, Iranian, Syrian and Sudanese and we will share recipes, share cultural stories and learn about the nutritional and economic value of dal.
About Refugee Women of Bristol
Refugee Women of Bristol is the only multi-ethnic, multi-faith organisation which specifically targets the needs of refugee women in Bristol while welcoming all cohorts of women.
Through its work Refugee Women of Bristol aims to: Raise the educational and economic status of refugee and asylum-seeking women; provide access to English language learning, volunteering and training opportunities in order to increase the ability of service users to gain employment and support themselves and reduce isolation and improve confidence.
During winter month, the organisation teaches women how to cook cheap vegetable soups, so they can save some money, and provides lunch every Tuesday. This year, 1,550 hot meals have been provided to refugee and asylum-seeking women.
The drop in centre sees women from all over the world, including Somalia, Sudan, Iraq, Iran, Syria, Gambia and many others countries.