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Welcome to the Kasbah

Raising funds for solar cookers brings North African cuisine to town
Welcome to the Kasbah

Moroccan cuisine awaits on Sunday, April 17, when the community will have chance to be transported in aroma, feast and entertainment to Northern Africa as part of a fundraising event for Kyoto Twist Solar Cooking Society.

Complete with silent auction, the event will raise funds for the local non-profit society, headquartered in Lund, that supports solar cooking projects in developing countries. Hosted at The Tree Frog Bistro, the gala includes entertainment and ambience by Walter Martella and choral group.

Kyoto Twist currently has five active projects located in Haiti, Bolivia and Mali.

Kyoto’s vision extends into the social as well as environmental sectors. In addition to helping alleviate poverty, solar cooking projects help reduce carbon emissions and deforestation.

Millions of people world wide are caught in the dilemma of securing cooking fuel. With a solar cooker, a family can save a large portion of their cooking fuel expenses and have more money for food, medicine, education and the necessities of life. This is the central objective of the society.

For more information, readers are encouraged to visit the website and participate in the event. Doors open at 5:30 pm for drinks and appetizers, followed by a short presentation on solar cookers at 6:15 pm and dinner and entertainment at 6:45 pm. Tickets are $40 per seat, available at the restaurant, Breakwater Books and Coffee, and Coast Realty Group.