Category Archives: Afghanistan

Afghan Bakers of Southall

Just back from ‘Little India’ otherwise know as Southall in West London. It’s good to see some Afghan presence there  too. Afghan baker ‘Watan’ does a great Bolani [naan bread stuffed with potato veggie mix and served so hot].   … Continue reading

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Afghan proverbs help charities

صد زدن زرگر یک زدن آهنگر Transliteration: “Sad zadan zargar yak zadan ahangar.” Literal Translation: The Goldsmith hits one hundred times, the Blacksmith once. English equivalent: If a job’s worth doing, it’s worth doing well.   Afghans love to use proverbs to colour … Continue reading

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Afghan Cultural Festival 2016

The Afghan Cultural Festival 2016 was another great showcase of Afghan cultural life, this year held in Gunnersbury Park, West London [see map].  Since 2015 this huge park has been  managed jointly by two boroughs, Hounslow and Ealing,  so  the Mayors of both boroughs were … Continue reading

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Afghan Summer Festival 2015

The entertaining Afghan Summer Festival was held at Bannister Stadium,  Harrow, North London on Sunday 26th July 2015. There’s good work being done by these three charities: Enabled Children Initiative. Check out their website: http://www.enabledchildren.org The Ismat Foundation : Check them out on … Continue reading

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Afghan Bazar, Harrow

Want some tasty classic Afghan bread? Then get along to S.S. Afghan Bazar, South Harrow. Recommended !

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Afghan Kitchen, Islington

‘Afghan Kitchen’ is a great little restaurant at 35 Islington Green, London N1. Genuine Afghan home cooking. Delicious. For this first visit we chose Lavand-e-Murgh (Chicken with Yoghurt), Qurma Suhzi Gosht (Lamb with Spinach), and Banjon Borani (Aubergines with Yoghurt). We’ll be back … Continue reading

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Afghan Cultural Festival 2015

The Afghan community was in top gear at this year’s Afghan Cultural Festival, held Sunday 19th July 2015 at Allianz Park, North London.  It’s a truly huge event.  a showcase of Afghan music, song,  art,  literature, food and drink, plus kite flying, … Continue reading

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