The Diaspora Kitchen Event aims to protect Cameroon’s culinary heritage and instill love and respect for the traditional food…
By Hope Ibiale
Yaoundé-based association Generations Partners of Progress, in collaboration with American-based African Investment Corporation, has launched the Diaspora Kitchen event, an initiative created to protect Cameroon’s culinary heritage and instill love and respect for traditional food. The Diaspora Kitchen event will be held in Mouanko, Cameroon, from the 9th-10th of March, 2023.
Asides from the event’s goal to promote culinary and cultural heritage, it will also house exhibitions, a colloquium, storytelling, poetry, and proverbs. Overall, these sessions will circle back to learning about the ingredients used in Cameroonian dishes and how those ingredients end up in the Diaspora.
The Diaspora Kitchen project will also feature 20 talented chefs from Cameroon and the United States, coming together to build bridges and exchange their interpretations of traditional Cameroonian cuisine. Some of these chefs include Chef Christian Abegan, Chef Emile Engoulou, Chef Mashama Bailey, Chef David Thomas, Chef Michael Twitty, and many others.