Bon Voyage, United Noshes! Meal 86: Jordan
Saturday, July 19, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EDT)
New York, NY
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Join us for the 86th meal in our United Noshes alphabetical journey through the cuisines of the United Nations members. It's also our last meal as New Yorkers — we'll be moving to Portland, Oregon the following week, and taking the project with us.
Jordanian food is perfect for a crowd! We'll enjoy mansaf, the national dish of lamb atop rice and flatbread and covered in a creamy, tangy sauce. There will be plenty of meze to start, and everyone, vegetarians included, ought to leave stuffed. We'll provide scented tea and non-alcoholic drinks; if you like, BYOB. Note that it's during Ramadan so we'll likely incorporate some appropriate foods, but we won't be waiting until sundown to eat.
As always we're raising money for the World Food Program USA, providing emergency food, food security and nutrition around the world including in Jordan. We'll donate every dollar of your ticket, beyond the cost of the food, straight to supporting this vital work, and in fact it'll be doubled by Google. We're expecting this event to tip our total fundraising past the $20,000 mark! (Note that this ticket is not tax-deductible due to how we have to structure it to get the donation doubled.)
Our friends at Hostelling International New York have generously opened their kitchen and garden to us. If you're interested to volunteer as a cook, server, DJ, etc., we are eager for help and can offer you free admission! Please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, if you or a friend is from or familiar with Jordan, please get in touch as we'd love help planning.
See you on the Upper West Side on July 19!
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United Noshes is a multi-year project to cook one feast from every United Nations member and permanent observer in alphabetical order. We strive to create as authentic a meal as our capacity affords, carefully researching recipes and investing the necessary time in traditional preparation methods. We cherish breaking bread (or naan or whatever is appropriate) with friends – both new and old.
We feel so lucky to not only to have enough food to survive, but also to be able to eat for enjoyment and share food with our friends through our United Noshes dinners. We recognize that privilege does not exist in much of the world. That’s why we ask guests to make a donation to World Food Program USA in support of the United Nations World Food Program, the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger.