Konfekt Korner

Kitchen tools, beauty in adversity and the joy of book clubs

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1 March 2022

Episode 13

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As spring approaches we look at how our kitchen tools tell the history of humanity; hear from Ukrainian fashion designer Lilia Litkovskaya, who has since been forced to flee her home; visit an exhibition on Kurdish history; and speak to Afghan-German film-maker Zamarin Wahdat. Plus, the joy of book clubs.

1 March 2022

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Chapter 1

‘Tools for Food’

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Konfekt editor Sophie Grove sits down with writer Corinne Mynatt to examine the kitchen tools we use – and those that we have left behind – to learn what they can teach us about the history of humankind.

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Lilia Litkovskaya

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Last month, Konfekt’s Paige Reynolds sat down with Ukrainian fashion designer Lilia Litkovskaya at her Kyiv showroom. Tensions along the country’s border were then escalating but there was a sense of disbelief that Russia would invade. Litkovskaya explains the importance of Ukraine’s rich history of craft, as well as of educating the next generation of designers.

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Kurdistan’s embattled history

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Editor Sophie Grove and deputy editor Chiara Rimella visit photography exhibition ‘Kurdistan in the 1940s’ at London’s Courtauld Institute of Art and review Isabel Käser’s book ‘The Kurdish Women’s Freedom Movement’.

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The enduring joy of the book club

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Konfekt’s chief sub editor Genevieve Bates reflects on why a book club has been her most enduring social activity over the past decade.

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