Oxfam International Blogs - recipes http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/tags/recipes en A Taste of Home - recipes for the holidays http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/18-12-21-taste-home-recipes-holidays <div class="field field-name-body"><p><span>Through the preparation and sharing of food, we show each other that we care. No wonder then that we remember in such vivid detail the meals we have enjoyed with loved ones when we are forced to be apart.</span></p><p>As the festive season is upon us and we start thinking about meals with family and friends, we thought you might appreciate 'A Taste of Home' – a series of traditional dishes shared with Oxfam by those who have been forced to leave their homes and loved ones behind.</p><p><img alt="Recipe card - Adasi" title="Recipe card - Adasi" height="1240" width="1240" class="media-element file-default" data-delta="1" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://l.blogs.oxfam/sites/default/files/a-taste-of-home-eng-adasi-1-final.jpg" /></p><p>The men and women who have written these recipes are <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZKGnXPlx-w&amp;feature=youtu.be" rel="nofollow">asylum seekers who have experienced conflict or persecution</a> in their home countries of Afghanistan, Syria, India, Iran and Pakistan. While their stories may be different, food plays an important role in their lives and the lives of their families.</p><p><img alt="Recipe card -Bolani" title="Recipe card -Bolani" height="1240" width="1240" class="media-element file-default" data-delta="2" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://l.blogs.oxfam/sites/default/files/a-taste-of-home-eng-bolani-1-final.jpg" /></p><p>Oxfam works with refugees and migrants across Europe – in Greece, Italy, Spain and Serbia – providing, with the help of our partners, vital services such as legal aid, protection and advocacy.</p><p><img alt="Recipe card - Fasulye" title="Recipe card - Fasulye" height="1240" width="1240" class="media-element file-default" data-delta="3" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://l.blogs.oxfam/sites/default/files/a-taste-of-home-eng-fasulye-1-final.jpg" /></p><p>Our belief is that food should be both nutritious and culturally appropriate so these recipes were collected as part of a study to evaluate <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZKGnXPlx-w" rel="nofollow">the food provided to asylum seekers in Serbia</a>, where we cook three healthy meals a day for all asylum seekers living in government-led reception centers.</p><p><img alt="Recipe card - Gajar" title="Recipe card - Gajar" height="1240" width="1240" class="media-element file-default" data-delta="4" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://l.blogs.oxfam/sites/default/files/a-taste-of-home-eng-gajar-1-ok-final.jpg" /></p><p>Feel free to share the recipes on social media – or if you’re feeling a bit more creative, try the dishes on your family and friends. Alternatively,&nbsp;share your own family recipes online – simplytag&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/Oxfam" rel="nofollow">@Oxfam</a>&nbsp;and use the hashtag&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23ATasteOfHome&amp;src=typd&amp;lang=en" rel="nofollow">#ATasteOfHome</a>&nbsp;so that we can see what you made!</p><p><img alt="Recipe card - Kookoo" title="Recipe card - Kookoo" height="1240" width="1240" class="media-element file-default" data-delta="5" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://l.blogs.oxfam/sites/default/files/a-taste-of-home-eng-kookoo-1-final.jpg" /></p><p><img alt="Recipe card - pilav" title="Recipe card - pilav" height="1240" width="1240" class="media-element file-default" data-delta="6" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://l.blogs.oxfam/sites/default/files/a-taste-of-home-eng-kabuli-pilav-1-final.jpg" /></p><p><em>Top photo: Hassan 7, from Iraq, waits for his brother as they cross the border from Serbia to Croatia, October 2015. Credit: Sam Tarling/Oxfam</em></p></div><div class="field field-name-title"><h2>A Taste of Home - recipes for the holidays</h2></div> Fri, 21 Dec 2018 18:38:38 +0000 Guest Blogger 81820 at http://l.blogs.oxfam http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blogs/18-12-21-taste-home-recipes-holidays#comments Flavio, Diego and Gladys celebrate the end of the GROW recipe competition http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blog/12-03-13-flavio-diego-and-gladys-celebrate-end-grow-recipe-competition <div class="field field-name-body"><p><strong>The GROW recipe competition attracted foodies from across Peru and Latin America, with some <a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.308716622505617.71992.197021747008439&amp;type=1" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">truly inspiring entries</a>. Cada Every dish celebrated the produce grown in Peru by small-scale farmers every day.</strong></p> <p>Peruvian chef Flavio Solorzano, chose Diego Camacho, a 21 year old graduate of Le Cordon Bleu Peru as the winner. He invited Diego and his guest, Gladys Lucana from <strong><a href="http://femucarinap.org/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">FEMUCARINAP</a></strong> to dine with him at his restaurant Señorio Sulco in Lima. Diego’s entry featured on Flavio’s menu as a limited edition <strong><a href="http://www.oxfam.org/crece" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">GROW</a></strong> meal. Gladys was the winner of the ‘honourable mention’, for her recipe “Laberinto de Kinwa Qomer”, using homegrown Peruvian ingredients.</p> <p></p> <p>Flavio prepared a selection of Andean and Amazonian dishes, with staples of Peruvian cuisine; meat, potatoes, cassava and local vegetables. Over dinner, the three food 'musketeers' discussed the importance of the work done by small-scale farmers, and how rural women are true food innovators. Gladys told them that women are always creating new dishes for their families to make food go further. They exchanged recipe ideas and Peru's reliance on natural products from the countryside.</p> <p>Three chefs from three different backgrounds (Gladys from the rural countryside, Diego from the coast – Trujillo - and Flavio from the capital), bonded through their shared love for the natural products and cuisine of Peru, and a common goal; to promote and support the work of small-scale farmers.</p> <p></p> <p>The winning dish: “Tribute to Pachamama” (Mother Earth)</p> <p></p> <p>Flavio's version of Diego's dish</p> <p><strong>When colleagues from Oxfam in Peru spoke to Diego to find out more about his life and work, it became clear just how much winning the competition meant to him.</strong> Not only did it give him the opportunity to show off his skills in the kitchen, with local ingredients, but learning about the hidden heroines of the food system opened his eyes to the work being done by women in fields and on farms all over Peru.</p> <p>“They say behind every man there is a woman,” he said.</p> <p><strong>“Behind the ‘superstar’ cooks, are small-scale farmers with willpower, faith and optimism. </strong>Farmers – food heroes - are often not considered and are forged to anonymity.” </p> <p>“I feel that I can identify with small-scale farmers. They usually wake up before the sun to work the land with their hands. But can you even imagine what we would be without you, my dearest small-scale farmers?”</p> <p>“I am very happy to be chosen as the winner of the GROW recipe competition. Participating has truly opened my eyes. Opportunities in Peru are increasing; we are a rapidly developing country with great potential that every day is more surprising."</p> <p><strong>“Please, when cooking, do not buy from the cheapest bidder, but find out where your food is coming from</strong> and about the best way to support small-scale producers. It could be the start of a food culture revolution.”</p> <p>Gladys Lucana Moya, from Puno, in southeastern Peru is an activist for small-scale women farmers. She was honoured by Flavio for her creation, “Laberinto de Kinwa Qomer”, (Green Quinoa Maze).  <strong></strong></p> <p><strong>“Nowadays, people only think of food as a commodity, and we do not think about access to food as the fundamental right of people.</strong> Women producers face a harsh reality in the field, exposed to unfair conditions such as excessive working hours, lower wages than of men, no land titles and without health insurance, among other things.”</p> <p>“My dish is for all those rural women that are guardians of our food sovereignty, as there is still too little awareness of the work that these women do”, Glady said.<strong></strong></p> <p><em><strong><a href="http://femucarinap.org/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">FEMUCARINAP</a></strong> is an organization of women from across Peru who campaign for women producers and their right to land, dignity and freedom from exploitation.</em></p> <p></p> <h3>Find out more</h3> <p><strong>"Tribute to Pachamama": <a href="http://www.oxfam.org/grow" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">the winner of the GROW recipe competition</a></strong></p> <p>Oxfam GROW Campaign</p></div><div class="field field-name-title"><h2>Flavio, Diego and Gladys celebrate the end of the GROW recipe competition</h2></div><ul class="links inline"><li class="translation_es first last"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/es/blog/12-03-06-flavio-se-cita-con-diego-ganador-del-concurso-de-recetas-de-crece" title="Flavio, Diego y Gladys celebran el final del concurso de recetas CRECE" class="translation-link" xml:lang="es">Español</a></li> </ul> Tue, 13 Mar 2012 10:55:42 +0000 Rosie Cowling 9811 at http://l.blogs.oxfam http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blog/12-03-13-flavio-diego-and-gladys-celebrate-end-grow-recipe-competition#comments