Converse and Cook is about creating social spaces where individuals are empowered to explore their connection to food and their community by creating meals and dining together.
Converse and Cook Media Features
Converse and Cook Media Features

Converse and Cook Media Features

Converse and Cook has been lucky to have the support of local Edmonton institutions and organizations that have given us a chance to share the amazing work our team does.

Below are some of the places we’ve been featured in. Feel free to browse as these links provide more detail into some of our programs.

  • Student Voices: Addressing Students' Food Insecurity Issues

    Student Voices: Addressing Students' Food Insecurity Issues

    Student-led "Converse & Cook" class not only teaches cooking methods, it gives participants a chance to share a meal with others
  • Storytelling and Food

    Storytelling and Food

    This week we will be meeting Kyla Pascal, Juanita Gnanapragasm, Mishma Mukith, and Alexis Hillyard as we discuss how food tells a story, and how food creates space and comfort for storytelling. Each of our guests shares how food is a place where they have discovered new stories and how food can be used to create opportunities for voices we don’t often hear to share their stories. Eating is a matter of survival, and many of our guests will argue that so are stories. So why not combine the two, and have some fun eating and swapping stories!
  • Cookbook Conversation

    Cookbook Conversation

    “There are a lot of stories around food to be told, and we’d love to tell them,” says Juanita Gnanapragasam, who with partner Mishma Mukith runs Converse and Cook.
  • First campus-wide cookbook explores the personal side of cooking

    First campus-wide cookbook explores the personal side of cooking

    The first-ever campus-wide cookbook is focused on not only sharing recipes, but also the personal stories encompassing them. Juanita Gnanapragasam, a public health alum and current first-year occupational therapy student, and Mishma Mukith, an arts alum and Community Service Learning partnership coordinator, started the non-profit Converse and Cook, which tackles the issues of food literacy and accessibilities...
  • Our Stories, Our Food: The University of Alberta Cookbook

    Our Stories, Our Food: The University of Alberta Cookbook

    One of the highlights of attending university for many undergraduate students is the amount of free food available. From club meetings to information sessions, if you were diligent and timed it right, there were days where you wouldn’t have to worry about breakfast, lunch, or dinner....