As reality television has shown us, the kitchen can often be a site of conflict. Lively and passionate exchanges, the flaring of tensions, knives at the ready – you might be forgiven for mistaking a kitchen for a war zone.
However at Conflict Kitchen, peace talks are on the table. This exciting new concept uses national cuisines as a pathway to educating the people about contemporary geopolitics.
The restaurant explores national cultures, giving patrons a richer appreciation of cultural diversity. The idea is to go beyond the headlines of countries in conflict, or more specifically countries in which the US is involved in conflict, and present a more nuanced and thorough understanding of cultures. It gives patrons an insight into the life and culture of people living in places of conflict, which is much more than we are often able to access through the media.
Conflict Kitchen provides a relaxed social environment to breakdown complex international issues. Through a combination of food, cultural events, and discussions, Conflict Kitchen gives patrons a chance to break bread and talk about peace, conflict and culture.
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