Mahashi – Stuffed vegetables with Nadia

“I love to eat golden food. Those fried chips… Whenever I see those golden colours, with cheese on top I feel like I need to eat this”. Born in Romania, (where her parents were studying at the time), Nadia grew up in Sweida, Syria to a family of artists and poets. A natural storyteller, Nadia […]

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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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Vegan Pho with Rohan – Marrickville

“I remember my mum telling me that in the 70’s you couldn’t even buy rice in the supermarket. It wasn’t a thing. Which is quite bizarre because the Chinese have been here since the Gold Rush. But you could go to specific places like the Chinese supermarket and they would have rice…And that is what […]

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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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Blurring Imaginary Lines at Parliament on King

Have you ever been to Parliament on King? You should – I will tell you why. Ravi, the owner has one of the biggest hearts on King Street. Everyday Ravi, and his wife Della, open the front room of their home, not only to serve the neighbourhood but to help cultivate hospitality skills among asylum […]

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Childhood Street Food: Banana cue with Rosell – Marrickville

Rosell’s first job was a door to door salesperson of the popular Filipino street food snack; Kamote cue. Most commonly consumed post afternoon siesta and served with coffee or tea, Kamote cue is a local sweet potato, caramelised in brown sugar and found in markets across the Philippines. During the afternoon, Rosell and her friend […]

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Welcome to Marrickville, Sydney

Καλημέρα και καλώς ήρθατε από την οδό μου στο Marrickville, Sydney! Good morning and welcome from my street in Marrickville, Sydney! Marrickville is a Sister City of Kos and a proud, culturally diverse neighbourhood with residents coming from all over the world – including Greece, Portugal, China, Vietnam, Phillipines and Italy. The Marrickville area is […]

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