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Chef Njathi Kabui brings Afrofuturist cuisine to HKW – Curated dinner + panel discussion | 18.07.2024

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As part of the fourth edition of the Cooking Sessions Tongue and Throat Memories, chef Njathi Kabui brings his concept of Afrofuturistic Conscious Cuisine to life with a curated dinner at the Weltwirtschaft restaurant at HKW. On the menu is a vegan three-course meal made from seasonal organic ingredients. The culinary experience will be framed by a panel discussion as part of A Participatory Planet on topics such as food justice and critical consumption.

Image above: Photo: Courtesy of Chef Njathi Kabui

Njathi Kabui is a chef with a passion for food justice. He is a medical anthropologist, organic farmer and a leading expert in the field of nutritional science. As a speaker, author and publicist, he is committed to promoting nutritional literacy. He is a regular guest on Radio Inooro, one of the most popular radio stations broadcasting in his native language Gíkùyù, as well as appearing in international media. Kabui has been active in many areas of the food industry, including agriculture, marketing and food app development, and is an advocate for consumer interests. He has hosted eclectic food workshops and dinners at farms, non-profit organisations, museums, academic institutions and companies.

­Photo: Courtesy of Chef Njathi Kabui

Kabui calls his cuisine Afrofuturistic Conscious Cuisine. It addresses issues of climate change, health and food justice. As an extension of this practice, Kabui founded the Kenya Food Literacy & Sustainability Centre in 2016, which sets up farms in a rural and urban section and provides spaces for reflection on nutrition. With his network of chefs, authors and activists, Kabui aims to contribute to a paradigm shift in food literacy. He works intensively with marginalised groups and communities to empower them on food issues.

A vegan three-course menu will be served in the Weltwirtschaft restaurant. The chef himself will lead through the evening and give guests an insight into his culinary philosophy as a contribution to the consuming phase of A Participatory Planet. In dialogue with the audience, we will talk about what consumption does to those who consume, whereby consumption is detached from the usual close relationship to extraction.

The Consuming phase of A Participatory Planet considers and promotes practices of sharing and storing food to discuss issues of consumption and community. Food and resource consumption are central to living beings’ relationships with the earth and how these can be organised in a more equitable, collective and communal way.

Friday, 18 July 2024

6:00 pm A Participatory Planet | Consuming
Panel discussion and talk with Njathi Kabui, Laia Ribera Cañénguez and Gülay Çağlar

8:30 pm Restaurant Weltwirtschaft
Dinner of Return: An Afrofuturistic Approach to Conscious Cuisine
with chef Kabui


6:00 pm Forough Farrokhzad Garten

8:30 pm Restaurant Weltwirtschaft

HKW – Haus der Kulturen der Welt
John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10
10557 Berlin

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