I am proud to be an Ambassador for A Taste of Harmony. It a very special initiative to encourage people to share their unique cultural diversity with others through food. Did you know that 1 out of every 2 people that live in Australia was either born overseas or their parents were? We are such a vast melting pot of customs and traditions. It is so important to understand each other’s uniqueness, and what better way than through food? Sharing our special family recipes with others is a way of keeping our family traditions alive. We are so lucky in Australia to be able to be exposed to so many wonderful cuisines due to our incredible mix of nationalities.
To participate in Taste of Harmony, get your friends, workmates or neighbours together and share the food from your heritage. It could be as simple as a work morning tea where everyone brings along a treat from their culture. Or invite your friends over and ask everyone to bring their favourite meal from their childhood. Not only will you be sharing yummy food, you’ll find out so much from each other as you share your stories.
Here’s the link to A Taste of Harmony’s website. It’s free to register, and there’s prizes to be won. It’s a great excuse to get together and share some great food.
My contribution to Taste of Harmony is my family’s tomato salad.
A simple salad packed with classic flavour combinations. This is the dish that was always on my family table. It reminds me of summer, as the tomatoes were usually picked fresh from our garden. There is nothing quite like the smell of a sun ripened tomato. Unfortunately I struggle to grow tomatoes here in the North West of Australia so I buy them. I favour the baby Roma tomatoes as they taste as close to a sun ripened tomato I can get.
Classic Italian style: minimal ingredients, maximum flavour. I always get asked for this recipe, no matter how many other complex dishes I serve alongside it. It is so fresh and goes with pretty much anything. If you really want to eat it Italian style, once all the tomatoes are gone, grab a hunk of bread and mop up the juices, it is the best part!