Out of the Fire, into the Frying Pan

28nov5:00 pm11:00 pmOut of the Fire, into the Frying Pan

Event Details

Fermentation and food waste are global phenomena. So is a sense of home. In light of the current refugee crisis, we want to learn how food factors into the cultural story of displacement. How can we connect the dots in an unjust system that seems to value some foods more, and certain lives over others?

Join us for an evening of communal eating and interactive storytelling, centred on the preservation of food, stories and culture.

Storytelling – The evening will include talks from artists, scientists and cooks, along with informal conversation and creative storytelling at communal dining tables. Everyone has a voice in this. By sharing stories from home, we can preserve and value memories and the spoken word. This is particularly important when it comes to the integration of refugees into their new homes and society, along with the foods, traditions and values they have to offer.

Food and fermentation – Fermentation, an ancient preservation technique that spans across diverse cultures and geographical boundaries, will be used to create rich flavours, aromas and textures. The food will be reclaimed from supermarkets and stores in Berlin, creating a delicious meal which will bring value to ‘wasted food’ but also to the sensory and social vibrancy it delivers.

Date: Saturday 28th November
Start time: 5pm
Entrance fee: Donations only

The event has been organised as a collaboration between artists, scientists, chefs and researchers from the US, Canada, UK and Germany. Organisations include Edible Alchemy, Understory and Clandess Diner. It is a not-for-profit event.

*More information on the event schedule and speakers coming soon*



(Saturday) 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm CET



Mittelweg 50, 12053 Neukölln, Berlin, Germany