20 June 2019
Cookbook launched to help Syrian refugees
A team of students are launching a cookbook to raise funds to help support Syrian refugees living in the Sevenoaks area.
A team of students are marking World Refugee Day by launching a cookbook to raise funds to help support Syrian refugees living in the Sevenoaks area.
The book is titled ‘A Taste of Home: Recipes from Syria in our new home Sevenoaks’ and contains 27 delicious, authentic recipes from Aleppo, Damascus and Idlib. The recipes are from the refugee families, who have prepared the book together with five students, who have designed and produced the book, written the copy and taken beautiful photographs of the food suggested and prepared by the families.
Along with the cookbook, students have also heard fascinating stories from the families about their culture of hospitality and how they are settling into their new lives in Sevenoaks, Eynsford and Swanley. Not only has this project been an unforgettable experience for the students involved but strong, cross-cultural friendships have been forged.
The book is on sale for £10 on Friday 28 and Saturday 29 June at two concerts by Ayman Jarjour, the internationally-renowned Syrian classical guitarist playing in support of Syrian refugees in the Sevenoaks Summer Festival, with all proceeds to local charity Sevenoaks Welcomes Refugees.
In addition, a stall selling ‘A Taste of Home’ can be found near the ‘Desperate Journeys’ tent on Founder’s Day, and the price can added to the school bill.
The funds raised will enable Sevenoaks Welcomes Refugees to make more grants to refugee families to assist in their long-term resettlement and improve their quality of life.
Tickets to the concerts are available from the online box office and by telephone on 0333 666 3366.
Alternatively, to order a copy contact email@example.com