Recipes for peace

We believe that food can be a powerful instrument for peace. Like art or music, food is a universal language that brings people together.

Making and sharing a delicious meal can promote understanding, introduce us to new cultures and get people talking. That's what inspired us to launch Conflict Café (first set up as Conflict Kitchen London) in 2014 – our pop-up restaurant designed to get strangers breaking bread and discovering more about countries affected by conflict.

Following on from this success, we are featuring delicious recipes from around the world to celebrate the power of food to bring people together – the first step to improving understanding and building peace. The recipes might be from countries that have experienced violence and conflict, or dishes that symbolise peace in a more personal way.

You don't need to be a chef to get involved. If you have a recipe to share and a story to tell about it, we'd love to hear it. Email it to us at communications@international-alert.org and join the conversation about food for peace on social media using the hashtag #worldfoodday.

So what are you waiting for? Take a bite out of conflict!