Refugee Week, Day 3: Food, glorious food!

Good morning and welcome to day 3 of Refugee Week!

How amazing was last night’s poetry session?!  Performers Hani, Lujayn, Awale and Flora offered up an incredibly diverse range of original work, which came together beautifully under the guidance of the inimitable Manal Younus.  If you missed it, don’t fear – you can catch it on the Wheeler Centre site or on our Facebook page.

Today is a pretty exciting day for us too.  After months of preparation, we are releasing our first ever Refugee Week cookbook, Share a Meal, Share a Story! The book features a mouthwatering collection of starters, mains and sweets submitted by members of Australia’s refugee communities, representing a wide array of cuisines and cultures.  With each recipe, the cooks share the story of what this dish means to them.  From Samah, who huddled round a tray of her mother’s dolma with 21 family members as the war waged on around them; to Rnita, who wouldn’t leave for her wedding without her own mum’s signature dish; to Noor, whose Rohingyan beef curry was the first dish she and her family ate together when they found freedom and safety in Australia.

Be the first to grab your cookbook here, for a minimum donation of just $20.  And why stop there? Sign up to cook a meal for your friends and family and raise money for a good cause while you’re at it.

The amazing people over at SBS Food have brought these recipes to life with a series of cook-along videos, which will be released throughout the week here.  You can check out Noor’s video, the first in the series, here.

And of course, that’s not all.  Head on over to our events calendar to see what is happening around Australia today and for the rest of the week.