The art of food explained

2015-10-08 06:00

Chefs prepared meals in Site C as part of the Eat-In where locals and visitors shared their stories.  

Mandla Mahashe

Chefs prepared meals in Site C as part of the Eat-In where locals and visitors shared their stories. PHOTO: Mandla Mahashe

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It was all about fun, flavour and some very important lessons at the Eat-In food event in Site C on Saturday. ‘

At this event chefs from different background got together to prepare meals at the Isikhokelo Primary School in Khayelitsha.

According to event organiser Xolisa Bangani told City Vision that then purpose of the event was more than the good food and braai.

“The aim of the event is to celebrate food and culture, we invited different chefs from different background to cook and share information about their recipes.

“Also we want to create awareness about food and health because we also invited some nutritionists.

The theme of the event was ‘there is a story behind every pot’ and chefs as well as other participants took turns on stage telling their stories.

Xolisa Bangani is the founder of the Ikhaya Garden at the school which is a food gardening and sustainable living project situated.

“It was established in September 2013. It is a youth garden/ farming project established and maintained by young people. It is a community based organization,” he told City Vision.

He said that the main objectives of the gardening are to create awareness about food security.

“As well as sustainable living connecting people with nature. It is also about highlight gardening as a form of art as well as merging it with other art forms, making garden cool and attractive to young people,” said Bangani.

Bangani hopes to create a relationships between the school and the community as part of social development

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