A Culinary and Cultural Journey Around the World by 5 Refugee Families. Cooking as a family or with friends and loved ones brings us together because we are able to share our culture and heritage through food and give each other nourishment. Coming together and sharing a meal is the most communal and binding thing in almost every place in the world.
Refugees arrive to Thailand as a layover awaiting settlement to a new country. Sometimes this takes up to 10 years. At Na Café at Bangkok 1899, legal refugees who are temporarily stuck here due to the pandemic are finding a platform for vocational training programmes for at-risk youth and training and workshops for urban refugees to become baristas and cooks, amongst others. In an extraordinary culinary and cultural journey around the world, 5 families from Palestine, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam and Ethiopia prepare a feast of traditional dishes that bring families together around one table, wherever in the world they are. All proceeds from this dinner will be paid to the 5 families.