Ellis School visits Conflict Kitchen

Conflict Kitchen played host to almost seventy students and teachers from Pittsburgh’s Ellis School on Wednesday, December 8. Conflict Kitchen co-creator Dawn Weleski presented the project and bolani filled with spinach, potato and leeks, and red lentils were served to the guests. Afghan-American Mohammed Sidky fielded great questions from the students about Afghanistan on topics… MORE >

Presentation in Switzerland with Sohrab Kashani and Hamed Alizadeh

We presented the Conflict Kitchen project this summer at the Festival Belluard Bollwerk International, Friboug, Switzerland with our friends Iranian artist/curator Sohrab Kashani, director of Sazmanab Project, and Afghan filmmaker Hamed Alizideh, a member of Kabul-based CSFilms. We each presented the conditions that gave rise to our work locally and what we have done together… MORE >

Live Skype Exchange and Screening with Filmmakers in Afghanistan

Filmmaker and educator Michael Sheridan presented a screening of selected documentary shorts by a group of filmmakers he has been working with in Afghanistan. The participating Afghan filmmakers Skyped in for a live question and answer session after the screening. Michael Sheridan is the director of Community Supported Film (CSFilm) which strengthens the documentary storytelling… MORE >

2nd Iteration: Bolani Pazi, Afghan Takeout

We are currently presenting the second iteration of Conflict Kitchen via Bolani Pazi, an Afghan take-out restaurant that serves a savory homemade afghan turnover filled with either  pumpkin, spinach, lentils, or potatoes and leeks. Developed in collaboration with members of the Afghan community, our bolani comes packaged in a custom-designed wrapper that includes interviews with… MORE >

3rd Iteration: La Cocina Arepas

Our Venezuelan takeout kitchen, called La Cocina Arepas serves homemade arepas, which are grilled corn cakes filled with either Queso (cheese), Reina Pepiada (chicken and avocado salad), or Caraotas (Venezuelan black bean mixture). a variety of ingredients. Arepas are common to restaurants and kitchens throughout Venezuela and Colombia. A recipe will be posted shortly. Here… MORE >

4th Iteration: Cocina Cubana

Menu Includes:   Black Beans and Rice – Congri or Cristianos y Moros Roast Pork in Mojo Marinade – Lechon Asado Boiled Yuca in Garlic Sauce – Yuca con Mojo Vegetable Salad – Ensalada de Vegetales    

Iranian Version of Conflict Kitchen Open Again

Given the recent rhetoric in the United States surrounding Iran, we have decided to reopened our Iranian version.  Come down, have some kubideh (or our vegetarian kookoo sabzi), unpack the news of the day, and get introduced to some of the thoughts and opinions of people living in Iran.  Kubideh Kitchen is developed in collaboration… MORE >

Live Skype Meal between Pittsburgh and Tehran

When: Saturday, April 28th, noon Pittsburgh, USA, 8:30pm Tehran, IRAN Where: The Blue Room of the Shadow Lounge, 5972 Baum Boulevard, adjacent to Kubideh Kitchen and the Waffle Shop, Pittsburgh/ Sazmanab Project, Tehran The Conflict Kitchen and Sazmanab Project held the second annual live city to city dinner party. The meal, held simultaneously in Pittsburgh… MORE >

Conflict Kitchen Weekly Billboard

We will be using the billboard space above our kitchen for the month of April to present quotes and information from members of the Iranian community here locally and in Iran. -IRAN IS HOME TO THE LARGEST NUMBER OF JEWS ANYWHERE IN THE MIDDLE EAST OUTSIDE OF ISRAEL -COME ON WE CAN DO BETTER THAN… MORE >