Londoners will get their chance to dip their metaphorical dumplings into the rich and varied delights that make up African and Caribbean cuisine.
Organisers behind Tasty Africa Tasty Caribbean Food Festival plan to go beyond just serving up Jerk chicken or Jollof rice dishes.
‘We intend to present dishes that many festival goers will have never eaten or even heard of before. It’s going to be a blast,’ says Sundjata Keita the event director.
The festival organisers plan to work with cooks and chefs from 5 regions of Africa and the Caribbean. The regions break down into Eastern Caribbean states, Western Caribbean islands including Haiti, West African countries, East Africa also covering the Horn of Africa and Central and Southern Africa.
‘We are looking for a cook to create a dish made from Mopane Worms which is ancient dish in parts of Southern Africa,’ says Sundjata
The food festival will combine food tasting sessions, food competitions and storytelling and live music.