Taste of Home

Taste of Home: Social Innovation Laboratory

A Taste of Home started as a culinary-cultural-research project introducing the culture, customs and societies of refugees in Croatia to Croatian citizensby recording their memories of homeand the smells and tastes of their cuisine. The project’s missionunderlinesthe importance of the economic emancipation of refugees and persons with migrant backgrounds through culinary and cultural exchange. The major learning obstacle for the initiative was managing the cooperative, as individual members had to leave due to asylum application denials. In order to overcome the gap in knowledge and skills, the team was able to access international partners and capitalize on well-developed relationships, which was critical in the early phases of the project.

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