Kafe As Poume: Registrations Open!

The program is out! Join Kafe As Poume at the Community and Refugee Welcome Centre, Lilyfield between the 21-24th June for four days of sweeting, creating, stitching, stamping, crocheting and tea-drinking with Rosell’s Creatures Akisiew Paula do Prado Ladan Haghighat and Eleni Xristou. All workshops are FREE – however we encourage all participants to bring a pantry item to contribute to […]

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Kafe As Poume at the Community & Refugee Welcome Centre, Lilyfield

I am so excited to share with you that I am curating a series of workshops at the Community and Refugee Welcome Centre in Lilyfield as part of Inner West Festival 2018. I am collaborating with an absolute dream team of talented women including Paula do Prado, Rosell’s Creatures, Akisiew and Ladan Haghighat to bring you free workshops inside my Kafe […]

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Welcome to Kafe As Poume!

You may have noticed I have recently changed my name! Don’t worry Community Kouzina is still here with its own special home – it just falls under a wider project. In fact Kafe As Poume is the inspiration for how Community Kouzina first started, many years ago, so it is only natural it has a […]

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Siggussū – Rohingyan Style cripsy beef with Sajeda

“My mother and father were amazing cooks. Especially my father, he taught me so much”.  Sajeda is of Rohingyan heritage, an ethnic minority in the predominantly Buddhist country of Burma where she was born. In 2013, Sajeda, her husband and their children fled Burma seeking a safer life in Australia. Now a mother to six children, […]

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Zereshk Polo: Persian Barberry and Saffron Rice with Mostafa

Fragrant, bittersweet and with the vibrancy of sunset yellow, saffron is a core ingredient in Persian cuisine. Distinguished as one of the world’s most expensive spices, saffron is recognised for its powerful medicinal properties, antioxidant source and textile dyeing qualities. Influential in the smallest of amounts, saffron boats such potency, that only a few a […]

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Pastel de Choclo – Sweetcorn Pie with Jimena

  “I brought only one bowl, to remember my mother, to remember Chile”. Plato ceramico is a small, clay dish used for Pastel de Choclo, a sweetcorn pie, popular in Chile. Favoured for their ability to withstand high temperatures, natural aroma and texture, these ceramic dishes are a staple in Chilean kitchens. Powerful vessels of […]

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Community Kouzina Exhibition – Open Marrickville 2016

Featuring images, ingredients and stories, Community Kouzina by Eleni Christou, is an ethnographic documentation of kitchens and gardens in Marrickville and Kos, Greece. Celebrating members of the community through their culinary practice, Community Kouzina explores food as a culturally rich and portable form of identity, transcending borders through the movement of people and their imagination. […]

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