No Weapons in the Restaurant!

With war and crime, social structures break down - the affected population loses safe places of gathering and civil exchange. For exchanges between hostile parties, people depend on common ground to achieve conflict tranquility or even peace. Perhaps in such situations, nothing brings people together as easily as a shared meal that literally requires them to come to the same table.

Cuisine Sans Frontières starts here: Armed only with cooking spoons and culinary know-how, and with a great deal of experience in mediating in the midst of explosive conflicts, between drug cartels and heavily armed tribes of people, recipes for peace are created here.

David Höner, born in Switzerland in 1955, is a cook, journalist and writer. In 2005, he founded the internationally committed aid organization Cuisine Sans Frontières, for which he works in Quito, Ecuador. In 2019 his book Cooking is Politics was published, in 2021 his culinary manifesto Cooks, Listen to the Signals!

Dr. Roos Gerritsen researches and works on topics related to food practices and sustainability. As an ethnologist, she researched political participation cultures in India for many years. As community coordinator of Über den Tellerrand e.V. she is committed to a humane and inclusive society.

In cooperation with Über den Tellerrand e.V. and Cuisine Sans Frontières

As part of the series Heidelberg Kocht!

As part of the International Science Festival - Geist Heidelberg

The Heidelberg Kocht! events can be booked individually or as a Combiticket booked. The four events on Saturday, November 20, can also be booked at a reduced rate as a Day ticket booked at a reduced price. Please note the different price levels.

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Date: 20.11.2021

Time: 16:00


Recipes for Peace - Food is Politics

David Höner

Event type:

Geist Heidelberg In dialogue

Prices plus fees
Regular 9,90 €
Reduced 5,90 €
Member 4,90 €