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Soup & Salaam: Creating Community over Soup & Conversation

By: | posted on: Mar 28, 2019

Date(s) - 03/28/2019
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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The Kitchen at CitySeed


$10 – $20 USD
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Join us for Sanctuary Kitchen’s winter series: Soup & Salaam! Soup & Salaam aims to bring the community together through the warm and nourishing power of soup and conversation. We invite you to come and break bread over soup with our refugee and immigrant neighbors. It will be an inclusive space to share stories, deepen mutual understanding, and form real connections.

Each month, we will feature a different a Sanctuary Kitchen chef, a traditional soup, salad and bread of her country of origin, and her culinary and cultural stories. March’s comforting meal will consist of Sudanese Shorba – a hearty vegetarian stew with potatoes, beans, and spinach (vegan, GF), Aish – a handmade flatbread, and a salad prepared by Sudanese chef, Amna.

Amna immigrated to New Haven with her husband and children from Sinar, Sudan. She has been cooking since the age of 10 and her favorite dish to make is tagallia – a popular Sudanese meat sauce. Her other specialties include ful mudammes, salat aswad, sambousa and basta. Amna likes living in New Haven, saying, “People in New Haven always help and offer assistance to me. I feel like I’m still living in my country.” Amna is happy to be joining Sanctuary Kitchen and looks forward to sharing her cuisine, meeting new people, improving her English and providing for her family.

Handmade ceramic soup bowls made by local potters are available for purchase – proceeds support Sanctuary Kitchen programming.

The Kitchen at CitySeed is located in the CitySeed office at 817 Grand Ave. — two blocks from State St. and downtown New Haven. Free parking is available along Grand Ave. and on surrounding streets.

For inquiries, please email

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