MARYSIA MIKICKA ( Poland )
Marysia has been a Soul Food Sister since 2012 and helped set up the social enterprise after participating in a cross cultural cookery group that successfully took over of the kitchen of a Merchant City restaurant in the same year. Marysia’s dad showed her the ropes in the kitchen but she is largely self-taught and specialises in Polish dishes. She’s motivated by the transformative power of collective effort and seeks to use the power of the kitchen to spark a social revival in Govanhill.
DJAMILA siagh (Algeria)
Over the last few years, Djamila has been involved with Glasgow organisations such as Scottish Refugee Council, Karibu, Scottish Refugee Policy Forum. She enjoys the confidence she’s gained through Soul Food Sisters, as well as meeting women from different backgrounds with a shared interest in healthy food and helping others integrate in Glasgow. Originally inspired by her mother to cook traditional Algerian recipes, since moving to Glasgow Djamila has discovered new dishes through the people she’s met. That said, her favourite recipe is an Algerian classic: traditional couscous with meat and baklava.