Every now and again, I receive an email inviting me to sample or view a new product available. I recently received an email asking if I was interested in a recipe book created by the Mirrabooka Square Shopping Centre community in Perth. The recipe book is called ‘Tastes of your Square’ and focuses on recipes by customers, retailers and representatives from the centre management at Mirrabooka Square. I also received another to giveaway to a reader (see below for more details!)
The recipe book is only $9.95 and all of the profits are going to Save the Children WA, a charity focusing on assisting families from refugee and migrant backgrounds who also provide supper playgroup programs for children and settlement support for women through the It Takes a Village (ITV): Multicultural Early Learning Program operating in Perth’s south-east. This program endeavours to provide children aged 0-5 years with quality early-learning play experiences implemented by Early Childhood Educators and bicultural staff – an aspect I believe in greatly.
Migrating to Australia can be a daunting task for those who come from societies quite different to ours. There are specific challenges for the settlement process for both adults and their children including enrolling children in school, public transportation knowledge, english language training and understanding Australian cultural habits.
Interestingly, when I received this book, I learnt that Mirrabooka is one of Australia’s most multicultural suburbs, which houses over 50 nationalities in one postcode. That is a huge representation of Australia’s multicultural heritage and the diversity can be eyed within this recipe book, with recipes from Australian, Indian, Italian, Greek, Macedonian, Chinese, English, Mauritian and African households.
I made the Butter Chicken recipe (were everything is made fresh and there is a lot of different spices used) and A said the end result was her favourite dish I’ve ever made her (and there’s been heaps of dishes in our three year relationship!). It a delicious Indian curry and I can’t wait to try some of the other recipes in the book, including the Samosa Sausage Rolls, Anzac Biscuits, Traditional Italian Lasagne, Italian Pasta Sauce recipe, Hunan Lamb and the Red Velvet Cupcakes. There are some traditional recipes including Gaajar Halwa (a punjabi carrot dish), Tulumbi (a Macedonian dessert) and Kourabiedes (Greek shortbread).
You can grab your copy at the Customer Service Desk and Centre Management Office at Mirrabooka Square Shopping Centre or at the following Save the Children WA stores:
East Victoria Park
911 Albany Highway
East Victoria Park
Ph: (08) 9472 7171
Unit 9, 67 McCoy Street
Ph: (08) 9330 9204
600 Stirling Highway
Ph: (08) 9384 5318
19-21 Green Street (cnr London)
Ph: (08) 9201 2722
166 Scarborough Beach Road
Ph: (08) 9341 6282
272 South Terrace
Ph: (08) 9335 2619
8/165 Hay Street
Ph: (08) 9381 1499
77 Wanneroo Road,
Ph: (08) 9207 1646
8B The Crescent
Ph:(08) 9250 1852
3, 3A Smart Street Mall
Ph: (08) 9582 8004
How to enter:
Leave a comment below or email me with the answer to:
What is your favourite recipe to make at home?
Please ensure you include a valid email address (not published) so I can contact you easily if you’re the winner.
Terms and conditions:
- Competition is available to Perth readers only.
- Competition closes on Friday 1st February 2013 at 10pm AWST.
- Winners will be contacted directly via email, then announced on Perth Food Journal’s Facebook and Twitter pages.
Thanks to Soapbox PR for providing CapitalFoodJournal with this awesome little recipe book!