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CuriousWorks is thrilled to be contributing three Meet+Eat episodes to the Recipe for Harmony project. This eBook for primary school students around the country celebrates Australia’s cultural diversity through stories of food.
If you’re a teacher curious about this wonderful eBook, head to this link to peruse the stories and the corresponding teacher’s resources.
The press release from producing company Cultural Infusion is as follows:
Cultural Infusion has created an eBook for primary students which launched nationally today celebrating Australia’s cultural diversity. Recipes for Harmony, a free resource, includes stories of Australians from different backgrounds including AFL star Bachar Houli, Triple J Heywire winner Tiffany Davey and Masterchef Australia contestant Alice Zaslavsky as well as documentaries by CuriousWorks.
Held at Collingwood College in Melbourne, the launch featured key speakers including Principal Dale Perichon, Parliamentary Secretary Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, Scanlon Foundation’s CEO, Anthea Hancocks and Cultural Infusion’s CEO, Peter Mousaferiadis. The charismatic Alice Zaslavsky was present to teach her recipe, featured in the book, to the delight of students from years 5 and 6.
Peter spoke of the importance of “cultural diversity as humanity’s greatest asset. As a global society we have the opportunity to draw on diverse ideas, skills and knowledge to foster innovation, creation and progress for a richer and more harmonious world.”
Senator the Hon Concetta Fierravanti-Wells addressed the children about her experience growing up. “We had different foods in our lunch box. There was a lot of swapping that went on because we had children from many different backgrounds. We learnt from a young age that it doesn’t matter where you come from. When you share your food, you share your heart.”
Developed for the Australian Government Department of Social Services and the Scanlon Foundation to coincide with Harmony Day (March 21) and A Taste of Harmony celebrations (16 – 22 March), the eBook, complete with language tools and videos, is accompanied with a comprehensive education resource guide with hours of classroom activities for schools all year round.”
FIELD OF DREAMS gives us a deep insight into the cultural significance of dance and offers us an inspiring example of how dance has helped two families build new communities in Hume.
Meet Dhammika & Nayana.
Meet+Eat is an online documentary series in which people from very different backgrounds, sit down, share a meal and have a yarn.Meet+Eat explores the charming and compelling stories of people from two of Australia’s most culturally rich and diverse regions of Australia: Hume in Victoria and South Western Sydney – where you can walk down the street and meet the world.
At its heart, Meet+Eat is about celebrating diversity. Meet the truck drivers, musicians, comedians, teachers and grandmothers of these places. Over the series, you hear their stories of immigration, identity, personal challenges and personal victories. We would love to hear what you have taken from this film, so please comment below or connect and comment on our Facebook page.
Meet+Eat is an initiative of CuriousWorks, with the generous support of VicHealth, Scanlon Foundation, Arts NSW, Australia Council and Hume City Council’s Community Grants Program.