News | 4th Jun, 2013

Pupils taste the diversity

4 June 2013
Brimbank Leader
A MELTING pot of culinary delights from contrasting cultures was whipped up in St Albans by AMES students.
From Pakistani biryani to Vietnamese noodles, six students from AMES taught one another how to cook environmentally friendly foods from their respective cultures.

The students from Vietnamese, Lebanese, Pakistani and Macedonian backgrounds taught each other to cook these dishes at Westvale Community Centre as part of their research and preparation for a sustainable cooking presentation, which they will deliver to another AMES class on June 11.

Environment Victoria’s Eva Gaita said the cooking class was part of a community sustainability project for the Home Planet program.

This is an education and community engagement program for newly arrived youth run by Environment Victoria in partnership with AMES, and supported by the State Government through the Engage! program.

It is delivered to four classes and more than 100 students each year.

The course culminates in a multicultural expo, where students exhibit projects alongside council and community organisations.

The expo will be held on June 5 at the Phoenix Youth Centre, 72 Buckley St, Footscray, 11.30am-1pm.

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