March 21 is Harmony Day, a global celebration of diversity and belonging. I couldn’t think of a better way to honour the day than through food so I headed out to Blacktown to break bread with Food Faith, an organisation which fosters positive intercultural relationships through food and sustainability.

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Afghan Naan Bread

Harmony Day Blacktown Council and food Faith

Aussie Damper 

Food Faith teamed up with Blacktown City Council and a wide cross section of local cultural and faith groups to share the one food we all have in common - bread! Some breads were supplied by local vendors so I was able to discover that there is a Filipino bakery called Bakers Avenue in Blacktown, and I met Diana, the owner of Mexico City Foods, who showed me how she makes tortillas from scratch using yellow and blue corn. I am busting to check out the recipes on the Mexico City Food webpage and explore this cuisine some more!

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Breads Pictured above Filipino Pan De Sal, Mexican Tortillas, Indian Chapati, Ethiopian Ambasha and Vietnamese Sticky Rice Baked.

It was great to see so many cultural groups standing shoulder to shoulder to provide entertainment and showcase the diversity of the many types of bread which are baked in our community.

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Attendees were treated to a buffet of multicultural carby goodness, and I will admit to experiencing a slight bread coma after heading back for some sneaky seconds.

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 Breads pictured above Vietnamese Bread, Jewish Challah  Ethiopian Snack Bread and Egyptian Feteer Meshaltet - a buttery sweet flaky pastry.

In addition to all the delicious breads available, participants were able to have the hands on experience of making fresh pesto or plaiting a pretty Challah to bake later at home. There is nothing better that hot bread fresh from the oven!

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They say nothing brings people together more than food, even one so simple as bread, and as you can see from the smiles on everyones faces, this was a very enjoyable event! I hope you had a wonderful Harmony Day too.

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