Supperheroes cook up a storm for The Great Get Together

The Great Get Together

Supperheroes step up to the plate for Action Against Hunger

By Jenny Clarke

Dec 1 2016

Last week hundreds of Action Against Hunger supporters up and down the country marked Thanksgiving by holding fundraising dinner parties at home as part of The Great Get Together campaign. Today, we'd like to say thank you to our super supper clubbers who stepped up to the plate and cooked up a storm for those that didn't fancy hosting themselves!

MzuriKhana 

On 25th November MzuriKhana supper club took over the top floor of Vantage Point, Archway, for an evening of East African and Indian dishes, raising an outstanding £1,000 for Action Against Hunger.

Founded over a year ago by Aaliyah Das and her mother Siddika Jaffer, MzuriKhana certainly likes to keep it in the family "My mum and I have always had a passion for food, both cooking and eating. Mum and dad were born in Zanzibar and brought up in Dar es Salaam in Tanzania which is where our food originates. Our ancestors are from India so our dishes also have an influence from here. She has been my mentor ever since.Learning from her and more recently my Grandmother is a real honour."

With help from friends and family, Aaliyah and her mother served an ambitious seven courses to their 30 guests on the night, whilst raising awareness and funds to support Action Against Hunger 's lifesaving work. When asked why she decided to host a supper club for charity, Aaliyah explained: "Having been to Africa and India and seeing the poverty and pain for myself, these experiences just made me want to make a difference. With MzuriKhana established I thought this was the best way to do it, through something I enjoy. Sometimes we want to change the world, well I do , and it is simply impossible for one person to do that but together we can all help to make a positive impact.My father passed away a month ago and whilst we have all been grieving; this supper club has helped us get through each day. The event was in his honour which made it even more special.” 

Aaliyah and Siddika cook up a storm.

Guests get ready to tuck in.  

Aaliyah and Siddika would like to send special thanks to Anisha Khan, Aasiya Jaffer-Chanrai, Ashmi Bhangani-Diggins, Liam Diggins, Anisha Patel, Jay Patel, Kaushik Das and Ivayla Petrunova for all of their help before and during the event to make the night a real success.

The Drunken Butcher

Loyal Action Against Hunger supporter Iain Devine took guests on a tour for the taste buds with his Get Together: Around the World in 8-ish Steaks. Iain, also known as The Drunken Butcher, crafted 8 cuts of steak, inspired by flavours from 8 different countries at Mish Mash, Chorlton on 17th November. From Italian fillet carpaccio to American BBQ sirloin the globe-trotting menu didn’t disappoint. Thanks to Iain’s ongoing support and hard work the event raised over £500 for Action Against Hunger and really was a great Get Together!

Iain and The Drunken Butcher team get ready to serve up their steaks.

We're truly thankful for all of the effort and creativity that our supperheroes put in to supporting our work time and time again and look forward to seeing what they decided to dish up next!

MzuriKhana photos are copyright London Viewpoints