Every Bite Takes You Home invites readers to share in the journeys of sixteen asylum seekers who have found a home in Australia. Each person's unique story, blended with the memories of their favourite recipes and traditions, reminds us that food can unite us all, generating acceptance and understanding across diverse cultures and societies.
From Sudan to Afghanistan, from Burma to Vietnam, Every Bite Takes You Home is a feast for the senses. Be seduced by the Tibetan Momos, Afghan Kabuli Pulow, Persian kebabs, and the Kaffir Prawn Curry from Sri Lanka, to name but a few. Compiled by Gaye Weeden and Hayley Smorgon, all profit from the sales of the book will be donated to asylum seeker support centres and organisations to directly assist asylum seekers and refugees. The authors say that 'the idea that food can unite people has always run through our publications, but it has never been as real or immediate as within the pages of this book. Whatever our culture, wherever our homeland, food is our common ground."
Gaye Weeden is an interiors/food editor, stylist, and writer based in Melbourne. She has worked for publications such as Vogue Living, Gourmet Traveller, the Herald Sun, In Style, and was Interiors Editor for Marie Claire for many years.
Hayley Smorgon has worked as a dessert chef and is a self-confessed foodie who enjoys entertaining for family and friends and has written food-related articles for the Herald Sun and The Jewish News.
Together they have co-authored Cooking From The Heart: A Journey Through Jewish Food; The Butcher, The Baker, The Best Coffee Maker; and Cooking From Memory: A Journey Through Jewish Food).
Every Bite Takes You Home
Author: Gaye Weeden