Singular/Plural Exhibition at 107 Projects

I am so honoured to be a part of Singular/ Plural during the New Beginnings for Refugee Week Festival. Join us for the opening on the 21st June at 107 Projects in Redfern or visit the exhibition before the 2nd July. Singular/Plural will showcase a diverse array of artworks from both recently arrived and established […]

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Kafe As Poume; Gifts, Identity and Coffee

In Cyprus, traditionally, when you order a coffee or at the end of a meal you will be presented with a δωράκι (doraki) or κέρασμα (kerasma), a little gift. The doraki may take the shape of a small cookie on your coffee saucer, or a spoon sweet, cake or glass of Zivania once you have […]

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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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Food, Identity and Movement; A New Beginning.

As much as I love moving, I love staying, and I recognise how fortunate I am to transition between both with ease. During lengthy periods of travel, I have moved, relatively smoothly, across borders, without having to validate my reasons for coming and going. Unfortunately, this is not the reality for most of the world’s […]

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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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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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Community Kouzina and Settlement Services International collaborate for Refugee Week 2017

I am beyond honoured to announce I will be collaborating with Settlement Services International – SSI for their annual New Beginnings: Refugee Arts & Culture Festival during Refugee Week 2017. This year, Community Kouzina will be dedicated to documenting the recipes and stories of people that came to Australia as refugees, celebrating both the preservation and evolution […]

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Keema Chicken Curry with Joyce – Marrickville

“People really appreciate home cooked meals. I had a friend who was going through a hard time so I was making them home cooked meals. I felt like I couldn’t provide much, but I could provide food”. Well known among her friends as a benevolent cook, Joyce is a generous and open person, with a […]

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Grilled prawns with avocado salsa with Carolyn – Marrickville

“I try to buy as little as possible from the supermarket because it helps farmers and because it’s better quality”. Yucatan grilled king prawns with avocado salsa** Ingredients: 1kg whole king prawns Marinade: 8 cloves garlic, skin on ½ tsp caster sugar 1 tsp dried oregano pinch ground cloves ½ tsp ground black pepper ½ tsp […]

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