Harmony Week-external site runs from 21-27 March 2022 and celebrates cultural diversity in Australia.
The event promotes diversity in the community and supports the themes of inclusiveness, respect and belonging.
Boroondara has over 145 different cultures represented so this year we've put together a small program to celebrate it.
Cooking up Culture in Harmony Week – Recipe Cards
We are celebrating the diversity and the flavours of Boroondara by sharing recipes and stories from seven different cultures and community members.
Our recipe cards outline the ingredients and steps to follow, to create cuisines from seven different cultures. Along with new flavours, the recipe cards also share stories of migration from residents in our community.
Sri Lankan dhal curry
Harshini Amaratunga shares her story and the traditional Sri Lankan recipe she spent holidays cooking with her grandmother.
Download Sri Lankan dhal curry recipe
Mamma's rice cake
Adalberto Alpi shares his family version of ‘Torta di Riso Bolognese’ - a family favourite from Emilia Romagna in Italy.
Download Mamma’s rice cake recipe
Passover Chocolate Almond Sponge
Renowned food writer, researcher and cook, Rita Erlich details her adaptation of the recipe her mother gave her in the 1960s.
Download Passover Chocolate Almond Sponge recipe
Shanghai scallion oil noodle
Shane Cai outlines the simple steps he takes to make Scallion Oil Noodle, a vegetarian dish that transports him back to his teenage years and gathering in the kitchen with his cousins.
Download Shanghai scallion oil noodle recipe
Vietnamese spicy lemongrass chicken
Yen Bui shares the fragrant, easy-to-make dish that her mother used to cook on rainy days.
Download Vietnamese spicy lemongrass chicken recipe
White bean and tomato soup
Dina and Katina Giannakopoulos share the recipe for ‘Fasolatha’ - a staple of every Greek kitchen and sometimes known as the ‘comfort food of Greece’.
Download white bean and tomato soup recipe
Pan fried eggplant
Homaira Mershedi shares the vegetarian recipe she was taught by her father at just 11 years old.