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Virtual Cooking Class with Mick Elysée

Virtual Cooking Class with Mick Elysée

Virtual Cooking Class on Zoom

Wednesday 13th October, 2021 | 6:00pm BST

Tickets: donate £2 or more to our work with women survivors of war

We joined Mick Elysée in his kitchen for a virtual cooking class

Renowned Congolese-French chef Mick Elysée shared two delicious recipes

On Wednesday, 13th October at 6 pm BST we held an interactive virtual cooking class, where Mick taught our audience how to cook two delicious meals, Fonio Garden and Pollock Fillet.

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 Garden by Mick Elysée

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.

Mick Elysée is a passionate chef specialising in Congolese-French and African food. Photo Credit: Scott KBG
Mick Elysée is a passionate chef specialising in Congolese-French and African food. Photo Credit: Scott KBG

About Mick Elysée

Serving Afro-fusion: a mix of Congolese, French and British culture

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.
 

A member of cooperative formed by Women for Women International in Rwanda. Photo: Serrah Galos
A member of cooperative formed by Women for Women International in Rwanda. Photo: Serrah Galos

Serving up Sisterhood

Bringing more to the table than food

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.