Welcome to Mamas to Market!

Hi and welcome to the Mamas to Market blog. My name is Terese, I’m Social Kitchen’s new photography and social media intern, and I’ll be blogging about the Mamas to Market project – and maybe more – in the coming months.


During the next ten weeks this blog will be following a group of first-generation Vietnamese women and their progress towards running a market stall in one of Hackney’s most popular markets.


Through the Mamas to Market project the women will be given the training needed to sell their delicious, fresh, authentic Vietnamese dishes – and hopefully make a profit that can be fed back into a continuation of the project.


Every week the group will prepare and cook one of their favourite recipes and evaluate its suitability for the market stall. In the later weeks the best recipes will be repeated to perfect the details and presentation, and the group will discuss which dishes they want to sell and how much these should cost.


Join me as I immerse myself in the Vietnamese cooking and follow the women’s progress week by week – and get ready to queue up at their market stall later this year!


Mamas to Market is a project run by Social Kitchen funded by Hackney Council and in collaboration with the Vietnamese Mental Health Service.