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Bake for Ukraine: How Bay Spot bakers, chefs are encouraging refugees

A rising quantity of Bay Place cooks and bakers — qualified and not — are wielding their whisks to assist Ukrainian refugees fleeing the ongoing Russian invasion.

World movements together with Prepare dinner for Ukraine, Bake for Ukraine and Hamantaschen for Ukraine have sprouted in the latest days, filling Instagram with hopeful messages and scrumptious visuals of Ukranian sunflower-engraved sourdough, blue and yellow cupcakes and colourful cookies encouraged by Pysanky, Ukranian Easter eggs. Bakers and chefs are also doing work specifically with businesses like Environment Central Kitchen and Help save the Kids to deliver aid assist to refugees.

Micah Siva, a San Francisco trained chef and blogger at the rear of Nosh with Micah, jumped at the prospect to do something as an alternative of “watching in silence although others go through.”

The Jewish baker is donating a basket filled with her signature hamantaschen, the triangular cookies eaten during Purim, in addition to halvah and other goodies to a couple blessed winners who donate to Hamantaschen for Ukraine. Donations will be sent straight to Polish Humanitarian Action to support Ukrainian refugees at the Polish border escaping the violence.

Foods blogger and trained chef Micah Siva at home in San Francisco with her hamantaschen cookies. (Shae Hammond/Bay Spot Information Group) 

Just mail a confirmation of your donation to Siva on Instagram. She’ll opt for the winners on March 17, the day of Purim.

“It can truly feel too much to handle to view the information and come to feel powerless,” claims Siva, whose has Ukranian roots. “My loved ones came to North America from Eastern Europe and I really feel a connection to the foods, culture and men and women that are presently suffering at the arms of war.”

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Shiyun Huang has no private relationship to the disaster in Ukraine. She is a Santa Clara software engineer who begun baking sourdough bread all through the pandemic and gifted most of it to close friends.

But, she will be promoting a little amount of her amazing boules built with organic and natural bread flour and cocoa powder. She used turmeric and black sesame seeds to make the Ukranian sunflower pattern. Huang is using orders for March and April and donating 100 per cent of proceeds to The UN Refugee Company.

“I just want to do what I can to assist the Ukraine refugees struggling from war,” she says.

Other Bay Place bakers taking part in the attempts include things like 510Foodie, Fog Town Sweets, Ovin Lovin, Anne Liesz, The Early Rise and Good Cookie Sweet Shop.

This is a creating tale.



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