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Made to Share: celebrating our multicultural community

Published: 11 Mar 2021 1:21pm

In partnership with the Multicultural Council of Wagga Wagga and sponsor Origin Energy, Council is launching Made to Share, an online recipe collection.

The collection includes eight easy and inspiring family recipes presented by local residents from Afghanistan, Burma, Iraq, the Kamilaroi Nation, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Tibet.

Each recipe is accompanied by an easy-to-follow video of the residents demonstrating how to cook and enjoy their dish. Wagga Wagga based creative producer, Michael Agzarian, videographer Damien Jenkins and animator Alice Markham worked with community members to develop the project.

Director Community Janice Summerhayes said the Made to Share project celebrates the city’s diverse multicultural identity and noted that in response to COVID-19, the process of cooking at home provided the local community with much-needed comfort and connection.

“Wagga Wagga is a proud migrant city, with 1 in 10 of us born overseas. Our community has a wealth of stories, including recipes, that we can learn and share with each other," said Ms Summerhayes.

“These recipes, which have been handed down through generations, represent the very best regional food from around the world, made right here in our community.”

Belinda Crain, Community Partner and CEO of the Multicultural Council of Wagga Wagga, said cooking brings people together.

"Creating food allows us to connect with others, grieve, celebrate, love, support, mend, discover, heal and remember," said Ms Crain.

"I encourage everyone in the community to celebrate cultural diversity during Harmony Week, 1521 March 2021, by cooking a recipe from the Made to Share online recipe collection."

The Made to Share project was developed in response to COVID-19 restrictions and in consultation with the Multicultural Council of Wagga Wagga and sponsor Origin Energy.

You can find the Made to Share recipes at