Chefs cooking together for Gaza

A group of chefs and food-writers including Sami Tamimi, founding partner in Ottolenghi deli-restaurants, and Ravinder Bhogal of Jikoni are hosting a Souk el Salam or peace market in London next Sunday, 28 January, to raise funds for aid to Gaza.

The souk is to be hosted by Imad’s Syrian Kitchen, whose owner, Imad Alarnab, is himself a victim of conflict in the Middle East. He fled Damascus in 2015, leaving his restaurant business behind, and lived in refugee camps before reestablishing himself in London.

Entry to the souk, on the top floor of Kingly Court in Carnaby Street, costs £14, entitling the holder to two food items from the various stalls; further helpings cost £7 a pop.

All the money raised will be donated to the Amos Trust, a charity which works at grassroots level to help Palestinians in Gaza. Participating chefs and writers also include Ixta Belfrage, Noor Murad, Nicole Pisani, Melek Erdal and Dina Macki.

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