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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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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Dinner with Lawrence – Marrickville

“We are very open people and we share a lot of food. We cook together quite a lot. Every Sunday most of us cook stuff for the the week. I might see something Rebecca’s cooking and i’ll be like ‘can I have some of that for the next week’.  Bargaining comes with living in a […]

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Glorjig with Diana – Marrickville

“I went on the website and saw what everyone made and it was all vegan and vegetarian. So I am making meatball soup. This is basically a mint and yoghurt broth with meatballs. It’s what every Armenian eats. Glor means ‘round’ in Armenian. It is just what every mum makes in vats. I thought I […]

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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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Drinking mate with José – Marrickville

“In Argentina I never had mate by myself because I was too lazy. So when I came to Australia I started to realise what I left behind and what I missed. I met this Argentinian guy in Cairns and he invited me to drink mate and we spent hours drinking mate. He was particular about […]

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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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