Conflict Kitchen, the discussion-starting cafe run by The Waffle Shop is working to open their next incarnation, Bolani Pazi, featuring Afghan take out. I love the Waffle Shop, and love the premise of Conflict Kitchen:
It is easy to forget that behind all of the government conflicts there are people and a culture. When this personal connection is lost, things become dangerous. Conflict Kitchen creates a public forum and space for discussions that might not normally take place, mediated by food.
And previously-unknown to me, Conflict Kitchen ran some awesome programs, just like Waffle Shop does:
Conflict Kitchen also programs public events to more directly connect everyday Americans with everyday people from the country of focus. For example, Kubideh Kitchen brought together members of the public for a live Skype meal between Tehran and Pittsburgh, during which groups in both countries shared the same meal on a virtually connected table: an inter-continental dinner party.
That Skype meal with a citizen of the country Conflict Kitchen is featuring sounds really cool, right? Well, now’s your chance. Conflict Kitchen has a campaign going on on Kickstarter, and depending on how much you give, you could have your very own Skype meal. Even if you can’t give at that level, every little bit helps.
Please consider giving to Conflict Kitchen, and don’t forget to stop by!