Women invited to share ‘cook up’ tale

AN opportunity to cook a meal you grew up watching your mother make, ‘Recipes for Connection’ is a new initiative hosted by the Bankstown Older Women’s Network.

It’s on offer at the Punchbowl Culinary School starting this Tuesday, May 7, 10am-12pm, with four migrant women already registered to take part and six more places available.
The participants are required to submit two recipes that have cultural or significant meaning to them and arising from their birth countries or areas they grew up in before arriving in Australia.
With vegetarian and dessert recipes preferred, all materials will be provided for free and each participant will receive $20 to cover travel costs.
No experience is necessary and meals will be shared after each workshop.
Older Women’s Network Co ordinator Katy Kavanagh said that on the strength of the success of their art project last year which saw a range of women from diverse backgrounds coming together to learn new skills, socialise and build connection, they decided to do something different this year.
“We are encouraging migrant women to book for the course, create a dish for the group and then share the story behind the dish,” she said.
“Maybe it was a birthday treat, a festive meal or some other kind of traditional meal that holds significance.
“Our aim is for the group to establish connections and break down communication barriers.
“Of course, you will need a bit of English to ensure safety in the kitchen but all are welcome and preferably over the age of 50.”
To find out more or book to take part: