This March, workplaces around Australia are celebrating cultural diversity with A Taste of Harmony.
Created by the Scanlon Foundation, this fun and delicious event encourages colleagues to bring in a dish from their cultural backgrounds to share. By bringing people together to savour tastes from around the globe, it’s a simple way to foster social cohesion, inviting us to connect, learn about each other’s heritage, and appreciate the different experiences and stories we all bring to the workplace.
There’s no fee or fundraising involved – just pick a date in the week of 20-30 March and get everyone to start thinking about what dish they’ll bring.
To get your taste buds excited, here are a handful of our favourite dishes from around the world.
This sizzling dish by Poh Ling Yeow fuses the best of Malaysian and Chinese flavours and spices – coconut cream, long red chillies and fragrant hints of cumin, coriander, turmeric and fennel.
Mediterranean diet researcher Dr Catherine Itsiopoulos shares tasty morsels of minced beef and herbs, wrapped in fresh parcels of cabbage leaves.
A succulent dish by Marion Grasby, laced with dill, turmeric and curry powder and served with vermicelli noodles – perfect for mopping up the rich, savoury sauce.
A filling and flavoursome Turkish-inspired salad by Sevtap Yuce, combining the nutty goodness of chickpeas with fresh vegetables and herbs.
A classic Neapolitan pizza by Johnny Di Franscesco, the Melbourne chef crowned World Pizza Champion.
An enticing mix of juicy and spicy, this dish by Samira El Khafir is full of Middle Eastern flavour.
Tasty and easy to whip up, these traditional Belarusian savoury pancakes are perfect served with a dollop of sour cream.
Indulge in the rich flavours of gourmet coconut crab with steamed rice noodle cakes, by Woolloomooloo fine dining establishment Aki’s Indian.
Another gem from Marion Grasby, full of fresh Thai flavours and the delectable taste of stir-fried, garlicky prawns.