Iwisa – Bringing people together using food
Iwisa – #Everyoneswelcome
Early December 2019, J’Something hosted an Iwisa #everyoneswelcome dinner where he brought people from different backgrounds and cultures together in his own home. The dinner was hosted to celebrate the diversity of South African cultures through heart-warming dishes that are traditional but with a modern twist. The #everyoneswelcome dinner was exactly that as everyone was catered for, from vegetarians to meat lovers and everyone in between.
Iwisa – Bringing people and cultures together using food Cooking as a family or with friends and loved ones brings us together because we are able to share our culture and heritage through food and give each other nourishment. Coming together and sharing a meal is the most communal and binding thing in almost every place in the world.
Being able to make a dish and share that with the people you love is one of the most universal concepts because it’s at the root of our survival. We all have to eat, and being able to learn how to make a recipe from your mother is one of the oldest traditions of mankind. This idea of carrying on the legacy and sharing recipes that have been in our family for generations is something that is so incredibly special.
Food is also a great vehicle for sharing culture with people from different backgrounds. This is what makes food so special, it is at the center of all cultures and family gatherings. We have many of our biggest moments in life either preparing or sharing a meal.
Food also helps us find our way closer to each other, as we gather together to prepare a meal and sit down for dinner. In these moments of uncertainty, it is the familiar feeling food brings that offers the most comfort.
Please see below recipes that you can use to bring your friends and families together: Ntwenhlehttps://www.facebook.com/313483628841926/photos/a.313497802173842/1193397967517150/?type=3&theaterhttps://www.facebook.com/313483628841926/photos/a.313497802173842/1181038405419773/?type=3&theaterhttps://www.facebook.com/313483628841926/photos/a.313497802173842/1173807039476243/?type=3&theater