Conflict Kitchen

Arts & Culture
3:30 am
Mon December 8, 2014

Conflict Kitchen, Mattress Factory Host First Amendment Panel Discussion

Two Pittsburgh organizations known for their sometimes controversial art installations are teaming up to talk about the First Amendment.

Conflict Kitchen in Schenley Plaza and the Mattress Factory on the North Side are hosting a panel discussion Tuesday on the challenges artists face when creating and presenting work inspired by the relationship between Palestine, Israel and the United States.

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Essential Pittsburgh
5:09 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

Conflict Kitchen Explores the Food, the People and the Politics of Palestine

Credit Courtesy Conflict Kitchen

Conflict Kitchen -- an Oakland restaurant that specializes in cuisine from nations with which the United States is in conflict -- recently introduced a Palestinian menu to coincide with Middle East talks at the University Honors College at Pitt. 

This week, the restaurant hosted Laila El-Haddad, a Palestinian journalist, blogger, chef and author of the book “The Gaza Kitchen.” She orchestrated a Gazan meal and gave a talk about Palestine, its food and its politics. She joins us to talk about food, culture and politics in the Middle East.

Art From the Ground Up
3:30 am
Thu March 27, 2014

At Conflict Kitchen, Food's Not The Only Thing On The Menu

Conflict Kitchen
Credit Bob Studebaker / 90.5 WESA

NPR once referred to the Conflict Kitchen in Schenley Plaza as “an experimental public art project, and the medium is the sandwich wrap.”

It’s take-out food where you take away more than just something to eat. Conflict Kitchen only serves food from countries with which the U.S. is in conflict.

Co-directors Jon Rubin and Dawn Weleski schedule events, performances and discussions that seek to expand public engagement with culture, politics and issues at stake within the focus country.

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