by ABC Radio Broadcaster, Lish Feyer
5 years ago Heidi Lipson starting Cooking Circles in Canberra.
She had the idea when she was living and working in Timor Leste. Looking for a way to connect with her host family she found the best place to start was in the kitchen chopping, shopping, cooking and chatting about food, family, stories and histories. From that came a connection to the community and people. When she returned to Canberra she started Cooking Circles as a way of bringing people together through the simple act of cooking and sharing a meal together.
ABC Canberra Field Reporter Lish Fejer followed her nose to the Currie Crescent Community Centre to find the hall and tiny little kitchen buzzing with industry – people cutting capsicum, crumbling feta, stirring sauces, washing dishes, laying tables, welcoming people, pinning on name tags and having a good time. It was like a big family lunch get together with everyone lending a hand.
Listen to the audio here or copy and paste the following link into your browser www.abc.net.au/radio/canberra/programs/sundaybrunch/cooking-circles-lish-pkg/11616692