Zoe's Ghana Kitchen
Photo by Another Magazine.
Zoe's Ghana Kitchen is a pop up restaurant with a West African twist. Combining the delicious flavours and infusions of home-made Ghanaian cooking with a contemporary dining experience, Zoe's Ghana Kitchen is gaining quite a following in the UK, and more recently Berlin. Here at Aduna Towers we can't wait for the next pop up, taking place in Clapham next Tuesday. Offering a delicious 6 course tasting menu, it's sure to sell-out fast so book now to secure a place. It's Ghana be tasty!
We caught up with Zoe to find out the inspiration behind her work, and what plans she has for the future of Zoe's Ghana Kitchen.
What is the idea behind ‘Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen’?
Zoe's Ghana Kitchen started as a fun one-off project where some friends and I created a ‘pop-up’ Ghanaian restaurant in my live/workspace in Hackney Wick as part of Hackney Wicked Arts Festival. This was back in 2011 and it was so popular, I've kept on repeating it since. Its a great way to bring Ghanaian culture to an ever-wider audience through food.
All your dishes are full of flavour, where do you get your inspiration from?
A combination of childhood favourites and travel inspires my menu as well as eating out and sampling other world foods - there is inspiration in every plate.
Have you always loved cooking?
I've been cooking since I was quite young - I wouldn't say I was passionate about it from a young age but I certainly enjoyed sharing my favourite dishes with friends.
The nature of a pop up is to always be on the move and cook for new audiences, do you find that a lot of people haven’t tried Ghanaian food before?
Ghanaian food is not very widely available in London or Berlin so of course there are more people that haven't tried it before than have but there is certainly a very interested foodie community who want to give it a go.
Where do you see ‘Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen’ in 5 years time?
I hope to have a restaurant space both here in London and another in Berlin.
Baobab or moringa?
In support of FairTrade Fortnight I bought a delicious Baobab spicy relish by Ukuva iAfrica - one of the best uses of that ingredient I've come across so far though I'm yet to finish experimenting with it myself!
To find out more about Zoe's Ghana Kitchen and to see a full list of her up coming events, visit the website.