The Open Kitchen

Salman Shaheen cooking lamb curry for homeless residents of Hounslow

Throughout the pandemic, the Open Kitchen has been distributing hot food packages to over 200 homeless people, refugees, those on low-incomes, and those who have lost their livelihoods to the pandemic.

One of its most stalwart volunteers has been my colleague Daanish Saeed who frequently goes to the Open Kitchen to hand out food packages. I was pleased to join Daanish not long ago where I was delighted to cook my lamb curry recipe for homeless and vulnerable residents of the borough.

Afterwards, I tried to raise a bit of awareness for this excellent project by writing about it for the Royal Society of Arts.