Author(s): Afife Harris and Beryl Lee
Immigrant New Zealanders share their culinary tradtions, stories and recipes from 26 countries.
More than a recipe book, this colourful collection of stories and recipes arose from a unique community project and invites us to explore the
dishes and food lore of 26 people from Asia, Africa, the Pacific, South America, Europe and The Middle East. All recipes have been adapted
for use with locally available ingredients.
• Presents the story of one migrant – how they learned to prepare and
cook the traditional foods in their country of birth
• Describes a range of dishes reflecting the flavours and food style of
• Contains a collection of recipes which together form a complete meal,
and singly are attractive and tasty additions to any cook’s repertoire.
Afife Harris is Lebanese and teaches Lebanese cooking in her home andat a community night class. She often uses these occasions, along with
her considerable catering skills, to fundraise for local schools and other organisations. She is a well-known stallholder at the Dunedin Farmers’
Beryl Lee was born in Dunedin where she spent most of her working life as a teacher. For many years she has provided support for overseas students and hosted world travellers through an international travel organisation. She is currently president of the local multi-ethnic council.