Two Turkish restaurants taking part in ‘Cook for Syria’ fundraising effort  

Oklava and Yosma are among some fifty British eateries hoping to make a difference through dining. Throughout the month of November, each restaurant is adding a Syrian dish to their menus to raise money in aid of UNICEF’s Syrian Relief Fund, while also shining a more positive light on war-torn Syria by celebrating its delicious cuisine.

Trending as #CookForSyria, this month-long, nation-wide charity campaign is being organised by Clerkenwell Boy and SUITCASE Magazine. Focused around Syria’s rich food culture, it aims to encourage everyone from the UK’s top chefs to people at home to cook and raise money for the biggest humanitarian crisis of our time. All proceeds will go to the Syria Relief Fund via Next Generation London (UNICEF’s youth branch) and if successful, the initiative will continue globally.

Based in Shoreditch, Selin Kiazim has added Winter Fattoush & Sticky Tamarind Beef to Oklava’s menu. Over in Marylebone, Yosma’s executive chef Hus Vedat is serving Çilbir (poached eggs, yoghurt, chilli butter, garlic and burnt leek) to diners. The recipes will also form part of a special Syrian-inspired fundraising cookbook that will be on sale soon.

Visit the #CookForSyria website for more information on participants, special fundraising events, and how you can raise money for this great cause.