Last night I performed at the first of four Food Jams in aid of Open Book Cape Town’s Library […]
Last night I performed at the first of four Food Jams in aid of Open Book Cape Town’s Library Project. Each year the festival puts a library in a school that doesn’t have one. The events are in partnership with Food Jammer founder and host Jade de Waal. All the profit made goes to buying more books for Westridge High’s library – a school in Westridge, Mitchell’s Plain.
So what is a food jam? An amazing night of meeting new people and cooking extraordinary dishes with people you’ve just met. On last night’s menu: Ghanaian Love Soup, jolof rice, fish in banana leaves, pasta and meatballs in a tomato sauce. For starters, pizza made in a woodfired oven. I was one of three i. The dessert team and we made boeber ice cream, chocolate pastry triangles and a type of west African doughnut. Divine!
The Book Lounge also had a pop-up book shop where people could buy books for the school’s library. And we had four poetry book bags, featuring lines from some of my poems. We sold all four and all the money goes to buying more books for the school too.
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