Community Benefits

Local Cooks Dazzle at International Food Fest

By DARCIE JOLLY and KOHDEE HALL

The Merredin Twilight International Food Festival was held at 6pm on Friday, 11 September 2020 at Cummins Theatre. Originally scheduled for March 2020, the event was postponed due to COVID-19 and rescheduled for later in the year.

More than 150 people flocked through the doors to enjoy a rich culinary experience on the night, tasting foods from all around the world!

In total  the were 13 volunteer cooks from the community with delicious dishes including BBQ – Australia, smoked sausage – South Africa, beef and slaw sliders – America, tiramisu and arancini – Italy, fried tofu – China, sushi – Japan, assorted biscuits and deserts – Switzerland, tablet – Scotland, curry puffs – Malaysia, spring rolls – Philippines, beef and potato curry – Sri Lanka, crostoli – Italy, and macaroons – France.

Attendees also enjoyed live Middle Eastern cooking demonstration by Concetta Sulton, who has a published book called Cugini in Cucina Cookbook with the theme of traditions and authentic cuisine.

The night was a raging success, with many community members leaving with a full stomach and a smile on their face.

The Shire would like to thank both sponsors Collgar and the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, as well as the cooking and serving volunteers on the night. Without our wonderful sponsors and volunteers we would not have such a successful event every year.

Source; The Phoenix Newspaper, Merredin WA, 25th September 2020