Culture Kitchen

CULTURE KITCHEN: a creative project to stimulate and inspire new ways of thinking about Scotland’s food.

The Hidden Gardens’ Culture Kitchen project is serving up a feast of food happenings in the run up to Glasgow 2014. On our journey, we’ll be exchanging seeds, recipes, stories and ideas about how we can bring communities and cultures together to create a more sustainable future for our food.

Culture Kitchen’s 2012 programme included:

May 2012: A short film commissioned for Streetland
June 2012: A cooking and choral performance for Scottish Refugee Week
July 2012: Glasgow Harvest & Food Tells A Story- at Glasgow’s Merchant City Festival
August & September 2012: Culture Kitchen Relay: a recipe relay around community gardens in Scotland exploring the local ingredients and regional dishes that make up our food culture.

Everyone has a stake in the production of our food and there has never been a more urgent time to address issues of local food security and food sovereignty. Culture Kitchen hopes to open up dialogue with cultural and environmental organisations in other parts of the world, share learning on how to create greater understanding and respect between people, and stimulate debate about how we can transform our food culture into something more sustainable and pleasurable.

Creative Scotland, Glasgow Life, NVA and The Fife Diet are key partners in the development of Culture Kitchen. This year the Hidden Gardens is embarking upon an ambitious Research and Development phase which involves speaking to people, testing out creative ideas, delivering a programme of participatory events and fundraising for the longer term Culture Kitchen programme and festival in 2014.

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If you are interested in finding out more about Culture Kitchen, getting involved in one of the projects or developing a partnership with us please contact:

Clementine Sandison, Culture Kitchen Creative Producer, 0141 433 2722

Culture Kitchen is supported by Creative Scotland.