Your class will be led by our wonderful Chef Negla from Sudan at Coexist Community Kitchen in Bristol.
At our Family Style Cookery Classes, you will be grouped with other participants and prepare dishes together as a team. Think of Chef Negla as the head of the family! She will take care of dividing the class into groups, and each group will be responsible for creating one of the dishes. Of course, you are welcome and encouraged to move around during the class to learn about the other dishes being prepared. Throughout the evening, Chef Negla will share stories about their food and culture, and explain how to prepare each of the dishes so you come away with some new cooking tricks and inspiration from Sudan. You will also be emailed the recipes after the class.
A sample menu of the dishes that will be taught include:
- Sudanese Dama (Chicken Curry) | Meat (Chicken); None
- Sudanese Chilli Sauce | Vegan; Nuts
- Sudanese Graa (Sudanese Squash Curry) | Vegan; None
- Molah Nemyah (Okra dip) | Vegetarian; Milk
- Gurasa (Sudanese Pancakes) | Vegan; Gluten
- Baklava | Vegetarian; Nuts, Gluten, Milk
- Hibiscus Drink | Vegan; None
This menu caters to both vegans and those who eat meat (chicken). Allergens include: nuts, milk, gluten.
A message from our Chef Negla:
“Hello I am Negla from Sudan. My grandmother taught me to cook (my mother died when I was 15 years old) when I got married age 19 – she explained to me it’s very important to be able to cook for your husband. But even then I didn’t take much interest in cooking becuase my auntie and sisters always did the cooking at home. Then 10 years ago me and my family were forced to leave Sudan becuase of the war and we arrived to the UK as refugees. We didn’t have my sisters around anymore so I had to start cooking for my family. It was the first time I had properly cooked for my husband. I have 3 daughters and one son. They liked my cooking a lot. I started to try lots of different dishes and then I realised I was an amazing cook.”
Sudanese cuisine consists of a generous share of stews and gravies—often eaten by hand—fresh and cooked salads, dips, lime, peanut, rice dishes, sweet and savoury pastries, unique breads, and decadent desserts. In line with other Muslim-majority countries, lamb and chicken are the preferred meats.”
Thanks so much to Coexist Community Kitchen for hosting us!
We’re excited to have you in the class! Please take note of a few final reminders: