Conflict Kitchen - 'food as mediation'

How a remarkable initiative in Pittsburgh is working to working to remove cultural barriers
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Eating with the enemy: Conflict Kitchen in Pittsburgh serves takeaway food from the countries the US is in conflict with.
Eating with the enemy: Conflict Kitchen in Pittsburgh serves takeaway food from the countries the US is in conflict with.

Masterminded by artists Dawn Weleski, Jon Rubin and John PeñaConflict Kitchen is an eatery-cum-art project 'that only serves cuisine from countries that the United States is in conflict with.'

Based in Pittsburgh, the takeaway restaurant changes its menu, theme and colorfully patterned front every four months, each time drawing inspiration from a different country. The food is served in customised wrapping printed with comments, thoughts and interviews with natives of the chosen country both living in their native land and in the United States. 

Having started as an Iranian joint serving the country's popular dish, Kubideh - a spiced ground beef served in barbari bread with onion, mint, and basil - Conflict Kitchen's most recent incarnation is as 'Bolani Pazi' an Afgan eatery. North Korean and Venezuelan cuisines are set to follow. 

 

Follow the link to Cool Hunting for more details about Conflict Kitchen.


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