The Feature Kitchen is a weekend takeaway delivery service, working each month with different chefs and an exciting variety of cuisines, serving Lewes and the surrounding areas, and Brighton.
This month, on Fridays and Saturdays of the weekends of 8, 15 & 22 November, we welcome back Mama Awah. Mama Awah shares the special food of Cameroon. The country's location at the crossroads of Western and Central Africa, alongside centuries of migration within Africa and across the Atlantic, paired with fertile soil and a huge diversity of vegetables, has left it with a rich culinary landscape. This menu features some Cameroonian classics, as prepared by the talented Mama Awah. See the full menu here.
This month’s menu includes (for £12.50): steamed white rice & plantain, smoky spinach, cooked cabbage, hot pepper sauce, cameroonian salad (cut salad with a special dressing) with either a meat option: lamb stew (a rich red stew) or vegetarian/vegan: mushrooms (finished in creme fraiche) & red kidney beans (beans in a rich red sauce). Sides include ndolé (bitterleaf and peanut stew with beef and smoked fish) or boiler hen stew (flavoursome cuts of hen in tomato and pepper sauce) or banana bread or fried plantain. Explore the menu here.
Each Friday, over each weekends, food is freshly prepared in a the Lewes Community Kitchen, packaged in containers. Then, it is delivered evenings (between 6pm-8pm) to houses around Brighton, Lewes and the surrounding areas, ready for simple reheating - on the stove or using a microwave. The menu consists of specially selected dishes (with meat & vegetarian/vegan options). See the menu here.
The feature kitchen was set-up by Jacob Fodio Todd, of The Groundnut, after an inspiring meeting with Genet & Abeba, who were looking to expand their Ethiopian food business, and Jane Lancashire , who helped organise their Lewes pop-up event. The feature kitchen has three main aims:
1) to boost the variety of weekend takeaway options in the local areas of operation by each month inviting different people to cook fresh dishes for home delivery.
2) to share the wealth of culinary knowledge - from all parts of the world - that exists in the local area
3) to act as a platform and springboard for talented cooks - especially to support those navigating the UK food industry or need help developing their business. The feature kitchen's aim is to invite different cooks from a variety of backgrounds to contribute their culinary skills to the kitchen project, so that Lewes and the surrounding areas have ever changing, and interesting, food options readily available.