Photos: Panayot Chafkarov
Multi Kulti Kitchen
On 7 February 2016 we had the pleasure to organize the new edition of Multi Kulti Kitchen with our wonderful host Uma from Mauritius – first time presenting! Together we explored the culture and cuisine of this exotic and beautiful distant island and we got to know the daily life in Mauritius. We also had the opportunity to listen to Kiril Pashov playing authentic sitar and had our hands decorated with henna.
Mauritius is a tiny island of only 1.2 million people. It has a blend of diverse cultures, religions, and languages. The population includes Hindus, Creole, Chinese, Muslims and Europeans. It has an incredibly rich and diverse food culture, infused with influences from its mix of inhabitants. Together we tasted Gateau Piment – one of the most popular snacks in Mauritius, samosa with fish, Rougaille Paneer – a spicy tomato dish, red beans curry, coriander and mint chutney, Dholl Puri, Fish Vindaye – a curry based on mustard, saffron, and lots of spices, Daube de Poulet – a traditional Mauritian dish of chicken fried with onions, garlic, ginger and spices before being stewed in a tomato-based sauce flavoured with chillies and more!
The event was organized by Multi Kulti Collective Association and Indian restaurant Swaagat with the kind support of Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Mauritius in Bulgaria.
Multi Kulti Kitchen is a model of cultural-culinary events hosted by foreigners from all over the world. The model was developed by Multi Kulti Collective Association in Sofia in 2011. It is now used in 7 Bulgarian cities to help the integration of migrants and refugees.