‘These cookies are a symbol for the changing face of Ireland’

Jess Murphy of Kai in Galway, originally from New Zealand and now a proud Irish citizen, has been a formal high-profile supporter of UNHCR, The UN Refugee Agency, since 2017, cooking with and collecting recipes from refugees — many of them from Syria — and asylum seekers in Ireland.

From the beginning,” she says, “I felt we needed to start recording immigrants’ cooking stories and styles, because we’ve never really had immigrants like this in Ireland before, and we need to capture this visible change in our food culture, the cooking in exile. I had an idea for a book and approached every publishing house in the country, but they all turned me down and I failed to get it published. I was told Syria was not fashionable any more.”

https://www.independent.ie/life/food-drink/these-cookies-are-a-symbol-for-the-changing-face-of-ireland-41871714.html ‘These cookies are a symbol for the changing face of Ireland’

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