Kafe As Poume at New Moon, Lewisham

**Please check the New Moon Calendar on instagram and facebook for opening times.** Channelling the spirit of the Kafeneio (Cypriot cafe) and it’s role as an informal meeting place for locals to share news, gossip and pass the time, Kafe As Poume aims to reduce the solitude faced by freelancers, part time workers, stay at […]

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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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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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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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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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Dolmadakia with Mrs Irene and Mrs Demie – Kos, Greece

The observation of ingredients and cooking methods are a powerful way to understand the past and revisit moments in time. For her Dolmadakia, Mrs Irene explained the traditional way meat was minced; “people used to use two knives to cut the meat because in the old days the butchers didn’t have the equipment to cut […]

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Mr Ahmet’s Sandal Workshop – Kos, Greece

“I did not go to school. This is my school!”. A leather shoemaker for 61 years, Ahmet spends 6 days a week at his workshop in Kolokotroni Street, in the island of Kos, Greece. With an atmosphere rich in tanning chemicals, the workshop is layered with rolls of leather, canvas, shoe boxes and tools. Ahmet […]

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