Inspired by the philosophy of
Inspired by the philosophy of Lebanese culinary activist Kamal Mouzawak’s Make Food Not War, O.P.E.N. Kitchens harnesses the power of food to bring people together. To do this, it focuses not only on the conviviality of eating together, but also cooking together, with its accompanying camaraderie and sympatico.
Collaboratively created by Noorlinah Mohamed, O.P.E.N. Kitchens is a participatory encounter where the audience is invited to cook with the host. A delightful spectrum of home cooks, with stories as delectable as their dishes, will host.
Tucked and folded into each recipe are delightful nuggets waiting to be discovered and enjoyed – a secret technique, a sprinkle of family history or a slice of everyday wisdom. At the heart of it all, these kitchen encounters reveal that no matter the invisible borders and how different we think we are, there is always something between us that we can savour.
O.P.E.N. Kitchens offers stories, shared moments and an affection for food that is central to our identities as Singaporeans. Much of what we do every day include dining out, eating together and enjoying the conversations that take place over the meal.
O.P.E.N. Kitchens is enchantment, warmed by a sense of unity, seasoned with memory, salted with tears, spiced with laughter and garnished with love – a dish occupying pride of place on our communal tables, the pièce de resistance. Come enjoy the tales which will proliferate, make new friends and find your next makan kaki as you forge links among fellow foodies.
Commissioned by Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA).
11 (Tuesday) 5:00 pm - 30 (Sunday) 6:30 pm
various places around Singapore