Quality takes time. In the Quarterly, we want to give our contributors the time and resources to create high-quality, in-depth stories, and collectively paint a nuanced and multifaceted picture of selected European themes.
Food is often quick, convenient and consumed on separate, appropriated tables - it’s essentially a personal experience. In Villa a Sesta, however, food is as much about community interaction as the consumption
Many of my happiest childhood memories are connected to food. I’m not much of a cook, but man do I like to eat! My dad is a chef, and he comes from Algeria, a country where food and family go hand in hand. Now that I am living in the Netherlands, the home country of my mother, I am learning that food and memory are closely linked, especially if you live far away from the people you love.
Joe, Heather and Josie set out to make a documentary where they would explore the notion of art as an expression of identity and cultural heritage. And so they were put in touch with Afreena Islam - a playwright from Manchester who, in her current show Daughters of the Curry Revolution, tells stories about food, her Bangladeshi father and her relationship with him.