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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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Pumpkin Soup with Sam – Marrickville

“I like things to be clear, and to not assume that people know what you are talking about. Particularly with complicated things. I think it is easy to start off simply and learn the technical things later”. Sam possesses a reflexive sensitivity that emerges while sharing knowledge.  A film student, Sam has an unique ability to patiently […]

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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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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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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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