A book of stories and recipes from our diverse heritage.
'There's no Taste Like Home' is the fourth and final strand of BandBazi’s two year #Resilient Arts project in partnership with Brighton & Hove City Council. It was a multicultural Elders project looking at how by Keeping Learning we can support our emotional resilience.
BandBazi worked with: both members of the Black and Minority Ethnic Community Partnership 50+ group and extrenal 50+ participants to create a book of short stories inspired by recipes and memories from the homelands of the participants. This group now goes by the name 'Spicy & Wise'.
The creative writing project, facilitated by experienced creative writing facilitator, Dr Sindi Gordon, culminated in a book launch and multicultural 'Feast. The audience heard participants read extracts from the collection, received a copy of the anthology as well as sampled some of the recipes that have been featured. This project aimed to give a voice to a wide variety of cultures, facilitating them to share their heritage with a wider audience. It will give the opportunity for older people to leave a legacy in their own communities through sharing their memories and cultural practices in a way that they want to: through a book of stories and recipes.
Get Your Own Recipe Book
The Recipe books that were created as part of our 'There's No Taste Like Home' project are availble for you to buy. They a feature a varierty of delicious recipes from around the globe as well as the tales and stories of the people who created them.
Books are £15 (+ £3.50 postage & packaging)
Phase 2: Oral Histories
For the second phase we invited the members of our existing ‘Spicy & Wise’ group to share their stories, this time they were recorded and to an exhibition of their oral histories and photographs. This was an exhibition at Brighton Museum as part of a BAME Museum Takeover Day by the BAME Heritage Network. The main room in the Museum has teapots and domestic furniture so that might be the best space.
We decorated a side board with photos of the group; old family photos; individual trinkets chosen by participants that represented their culture; headphones were linked to a retro radio that sat on top which played three-minute clips of each participants oral history.
This exhibition will soon be on display in the jubilee library for an extended period of time.