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Welcome to Culture in the Kitchen!

Cook along with our chefs showcasing cuisine from all over the world.

While you cook your own version of the featured recipes at home, hear the personal stories of our chefs and how they came to call Queensland home.  Learn about the cultural significance and stories behind the recipes they're preparing.

We have five Culture in the Kitchen events premiering on YouTube and Facebook throughout REIMAGINE! 

  • Persian Kitchen Catering cooking a backyard BBQ with Queensland's Minister for Multicultural Affairs, the Hon Stirling Hinchliffe
  • Elfaz cooks Ethiopian cuisine at the Yeronga Community Centre
  • A traditional Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony with Arhibu restaurant
  • Making Mirza Qasemi with Zeitoon Middle Eastern Restaurant
  • Armenian cuisine with Tania


With thanks to JMC Academy for filming the Culture in the Kitchen series!


Culture in the Kitchen is proudly supported by Queensland Council of Unions




Culture in the Kitchen with SBS

Food is not just fuel, it's our common language. It’s love, family, home, emotion, tradition, and health.

SBS Food is your 24/7 hub for all things food.

Search over 10,000 recipes from 100 cuisines, plus step-by-step cooking videos online.

To celebrate REIMAGINE, from 1 November, SBS Food is featuring complementary recipes from Persian, Afghan, Ethiopian and Syrian cuisines. Find out more.


Get more culture in your kitchen...

Hosted by renowned Chinese Sri Lankan Territorian Chef Jimmy Shu, this 8-part series takes you on a culinary journey to the multicultural melting pot that is Darwin.


Follow Poh and her larger-than-life crew of fun-loving family and friends as they navigate life in the Adelaide suburbs with lots of laughs, an abundance of food and a few secret family recipes.


Alone on a remote beach in one of the most beautiful yet brutal environments in the world, award-winning film director Warwick Thornton attempts to change his life.


Food writer and home cook Silvia Colloca guides you through the tantalising world of authentic Italian home-cooking with her trademark enthusiasm and flair.

There are unfortunately no upcoming events in this calendar.

Please see our primary Reimagine events page for all relevant events.

Previous Events

In this cooking demonstration, Masoud shows the Hon Stirling Hinchliffe, MP, Minister for Multicultural Affairs (Qld) how to make traditional lamb and chicken kebabs in a Persian-style Aussie backyard BBQ. Grab the ingredients from the recipe cards below and cook...
Elfaz has been in Queensland for 2 years after fleeing Ethiopia.  In this cooking demonstration he'll cook Tibs (Ethiopian Beef Stir Fry) with Brisbane's Yeronga Community Centre! Grab the ingredients from the recipe cards below and cook along at home!...
Let Mulu Fantu from Arhibu Ethiopian and Eritrean Restaurant kick start your weekend with a traditional Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony. In this demonstration, Mulu will chat about her story and culture with Lisa McKay from Hutton & Hutton Inner East. Find...
In this cooking demonstration, Ali Mohammadi from Zeitoon Restaurant shows you how to make Mirza Qasemi, an authentic Afghan appetiser made from grilled eggplant, fresh garlic, tomato and turmeric. Grab the ingredients from the recipe card below and cook along at home!...
In this cooking demonstration, Tania from Brisbane's Syrian/Armenian community will show you how to make Dobo (Armenian meatloaf) - just in time for dinner! Syria has a large population of Armenian people and this traditional Armenian dish has been adapted...

Acknowledgement of country
We acknowledge the traditional custodians of all the lands on which we meet, work and live and recognise that this land has always been and always will be Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander land.


Multicultural Australia respects and values Australia’s First Nation peoples’ enormous resilience, courage, determination and often unrecognized contributions to this country’s social and economic development. We walk together in solidarity in the shared pain of the past and with shared hope for the future.