Hang Fire Smokehouse and Pen Y Lan Pantry collaborate with international women in Cardiff to raise funds for Action Against Hunger

Cooking from our Heartland

Hang Fire Smokehouse and Pen Y Lan Pantry collaborate with international women in Cardiff to raise funds for Action Against Hunger

By Louisa Hodge

Jun 6 2017

On a Sunday evening in May, Waterloo Tea, a café in Cardiff, was turned into a hub of activity, delicious food and music to raise funds for Action Against Hunger. Sam and Shauna from Hang Fire, and Melissa from Pen Y Lan Pantry collaborated with MealSq2 (a collaborative supper club series) and women in Cardiff to showcase what the city has to offer. The women who generously gave their time and effort for the event were:

Lia from Lia’s Kitchen
Goldie from SamosaCo
Mel from Pen Y Lan Pantry
Betina from Brød
Sam and Shauna from Hang Fire Southern Kitchen
Erika Duffy providing Cocktails
Ashli from Spillers Records

The chefs provided five courses of delicious food from around the world, paired with incredibly inventive cocktails (think edible flowers and gold dust) and music to follow the culinary journey by Ashli from Spillers Records. The cuisines ranged from Greek mezze to Southern American BBQ, Danish pastries to North Indian curry and beyond!

The inspiration for the event came from the 'Severn Sisters' dinner held in Bristol last year, where international women came together to cook food from their homeland. By bringing together women chefs, bartenders and musicians in Cardiff, the group highlighted Action Against Hunger’s work with women and children around the world. Action Against Hunger works to ensure the health of mothers and their children, giving advice and education on nutrition and breastfeeding, and provides emergency nutrition where it is needed. Find out more about the work that we do here.

Throughout the evening there was a raffle to win some incredible prizes kindly donated by local individuals and businesses. The event raised an incredible £2,000 to help children around the world to grow up strong. Beyond this, the event highlighted the importance of bringing international communities together and the essential role that women play in these communities around the world.

We would like to say a huge thank you to all of those involved, those who donated prizes and of course those who attended the evening. This was one of Action Against Hunger's first fundraisers in Wales, but most certainly not the last and we look forward to future collaborations!

PHOTOS FROM THE EVENING

Guests arriving for the event at Waterloo Tea, Cardiff

Shauna and Mel introduce the evening

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