The Stories On Our Plate (SOOP) supper club series celebrates cuisines showcased by refugee, former refugee and asylum seeker, and migrant chefs. Celebrating our differences through the shared experience of a meal underlines our philosophy. At SOOP, taste, memory and stories are the common denominators that unite us a people. We take diners to the kitchen table of our mothers and grandmothers, bringing up stories and notions of commensality that everyone can relate to.
Founded in 2016, Stories On Our Plate - SOOP is a community interest organisation that celebrates people and their culinary identities. SOOP's grounding foundation is the celebration of the stories behind the food. SOOP welcome home cooks from all backgrounds to the SOOP supper club series - providing a space for cooks to showcase their food to paying customers. SOOP are looking forward to the release in September 2018 of Stories On Our Plate: Recipes and Conversations, a food stories recipe book that showcase 12 cooks from across London. We invite you to be part of our story.
Yet again, Mandana has worked her magic. To create a conducive and somehow intimate atmosphere in a large, possibly industrial dining room is a feat in itself. Then the food. Elegant flavours perfectly presented and balanced - the lime gave a depth whilst complementing the lamb's richness. My guilty pleasure is munching the rice 'base' from the bottom of the pan - golden and crispy and crunchy with secret flavours...Then the truffles at the end tricked the tastebuds and rounded off the feast perfectly. More please!
utting the richness of the lamb so well
Mar 21, 2018
Thank you to SOOP and Mandana for the most glorious evening of delicious flavours and enlightening conversation. The atmosphere was warm and welcoming, I learnt so much, the meal was so good and so generous and I loved hearing everyone's stories. I can't wait for the next one.