Recipes for peace

We believe that food can be a powerful instrument for peace. Like art or music, food is a universal language that brings people together.

Making and sharing a delicious meal can promote understanding, introduce us to new cultures and get people talking. That's what inspired us to launch Conflict Café (first set up as Conflict Kitchen London) in 2014 – our pop-up restaurant designed to get strangers breaking bread and discovering more about countries affected by conflict.

Following on from this success, we are featuring delicious recipes from around the world to celebrate the power of food to bring people together – the first step to improving understanding and building peace. The recipes might be from countries that have experienced violence and conflict, or dishes that symbolise peace in a more personal way.

You don't need to be a chef to get involved. If you have a recipe to share and a story to tell about it, we'd love to hear it. Email it to us at communications@international-alert.org and join the conversation about food for peace on social media using the hashtag #worldfoodday.

So what are you waiting for? Take a bite out of conflict!

Our recipes

Aubergine goodness steeped in childhood memories
20 September 2017
Nsala
A soup steeped in tradition
22 April 2016
A dessert infused with history
19 February 2016
A dish to handle with caution
05 February 2016
A dish that brings it all back home
22 January 2016
A dish prepared with humour and hospitality
04 June 2015
A dish that crosses borders
15 May 2015
A dish that ignites memories of calmer waters
08 May 2015
A dish that infuses and strengthens relations
24 April 2015
A bread cooked for Easter and Ramadan alike
10 April 2015
A dish that sparks peaceful childhood memories
20 March 2015
A dish that inspired Londoners to start talking peace
13 March 2015
A dish that unites the jungle
06 March 2015
A dish that celebrates individuality and collectivity
26 February 2015
A tasty sweet enjoyed by all Kenyan tribes
06 February 2015
Debbie's version of Mohinga
A dish that connects the past with the present
30 January 2015
A dish enjoyed by people of all backgrounds
23 January 2015
A dish that helps resolve disputes between tribes
14 January 2015