Successful Good Relations Project helps residents ‘Taste the World’

Successful Good Relations Project helps residents ‘Taste the World’

Tue, November 23, 2021

Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council has hosted a successful Taste the World cookery course as part of its Good Relations programme.

The four-week course, facilitated by cultural cuisine ambassadors from Artsekta, saw participants explore different cultures and styles of cooking including Indian, Chinese, Polish and Iranian.

Aimed at creating a space for participants to gain and share knowledge about different cultures, while also eating well, feedback was very positive, with one participant commenting, “I enjoyed listening to all the hosts, which I believe was more important than the actual cooking.”

Food fans had the opportunity to watch cooking demonstrations while learning about the countries, alongside the cultural significance of their food and the range of ingredients used.

Everyone who took part also received a ‘Make It At Home’ kit, to allow them to recreate and master the dishes in their own homes. 

The Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, Councillor Richard Holmes, said: “Sharing food with others is a common experience for many of us, and the Taste the World programme was a great way for residents from different backgrounds to learn about others cultures and traditions.

“This successful project is a wonderful demonstration of the work being done to bring people together and foster greater cultural understanding between the diverse communities that make up our Borough.”

This programme was supported by the Executive Office as part of the District Councils Good Relations programme and supports the TBUC strategy (Together: Building a United Community)