Shepparton Culture Kitchen
.من بسیار چیزها از کلچر کیچن یاد گرفتم
Shakilla arrived in Australia in 2017 after a difficult journey to escape the dangers of war in Afghanistan, where some of her family remain today. She has found a peaceful, happy home in multicultural Shepparton where there is a large Afghan community and many opportunities for women that had never been available to her before.
Cooking has been a central part of Shakilla’s life since she was a young girl learning to make bread with her mother. After getting married in Pakistan, Shakilla then completed a cooking course with a professional chef. She is a skilled cook with an interest in a wide variety of cuisine. Her favourite meals to cook include dumplings, biryani, various kinds of kebabs, and sauces. She loves to cook traditional meals and appreciates how it keeps her connected to her family, culture, and childhood. For Shakilla, healthy eating means involving everyone in the process of preparing, cooking and serving the food. It means working together, sitting together and eating together. Food is what brings her community together, allowing people to gather, and share conversation and joy through eating.
Sat 14 May 2022
Afghan culture is all about hospitality and generosity - food is the currency of kindness, love, collaboration and unity. In Afghanistan, meals are a ritual combining family, friends and culture. Food is eaten together and given the amount of work taken to create an Afghan feast, cooking is also done communally. Join Shakilla Naveed in her makeshift outdoor kitchen to share in creating and eating delicious, healthy homestyle Afghan dishes like aash and biryani- made with love!