We joined Mick Elysée in his kitchen for a virtual cooking class
Renowned Congolese-French chef Mick Elysée shared two delicious recipes
Mick joined our Serving Up Sisterhood campaign and shared his fantastic recipes to encourage you to ditch the takeaways and use the money you save to sponsor a sister instead.
Missed the event? You can still see Mick's recipes below and cook these amazing dishes at home.
Learn to cook Mick's dishes at home
Fonio is an African heritage grain and is considered the continent’s oldest cultivated cereal. It is a great alternative to quinoa or brown rice. Its nutty flavour will add a little je-ne-sais-quoi to your dish. This is a recipe for fonio served with vegetables.
A quick and delicious pescatarian, gluten-free dish combining Congolese flavours and French savoir-faire.
About Mick Elysée
Mick Elysée is originally from Congo. He fled the civil war at 14 and found refuge in France. Mick enrolled in one of the best culinary schools in Toulouse where he opened his first restaurant at 22 years old.
Mick worked in Michelin-starred restaurants and hotels worldwide for 10 years. In 2015, he launched his private chef company in London. International media such as BBC and France24 were among many to show interest in his gastronomique way of showcasing African cuisine.
Today, Mick is developing YaSomo which is a range of Congolese condiments while traveling between Europe and Africa, for his events and TV shows.
Serving up Sisterhood
Mick Elysée joined our Serving Up Sisterhood campaign and shared his fantastic recipes to encourage you to ditch the takeaways and use the money you save to sponsor a sister instead.
The average person in the UK spends £38 a month on takeaways. For just £22 a month you can sponsor a woman survivor of war and help her transform her life.