A silver platter holding containers of salt, black peppercorns, ground coriander and tea leaves sits on a table in the foreground, alongside a stem of baby's breath flowers and a head of freshly harvested home-grown lettuce. In the background, there is a map showing Aboriginal Nations across the country now known as Australia.
In the foreground of a large community space, many people are seated at long tables, deep in conversation and ready to enjoy their meals. Volunteers wearing aprons are serving guests meals of rice, meat dishes and baked eggplant from a long buffet set up in the kitchen.  
In the background, there is an Aboriginal flag and Australian flag hanging on the wall. Between them is a large white wall space, with a poster that reads "Real Australians Say Welcome" in the centre, surrounded by posters displaying "welcome" in different languages.
A sprig of eucalyptus leaves stands in a vase on an exposed wood tabletop. Alongside are a range of spices and ingredients, including quandong jam and wild hibiscus. A microphone rests on the table and in the background there is a map of the world.

Secret Recipes

Events • Food
South Australia

How does food play a role in our experience of storytelling, culture and community?

From First Nations chefs to our newest neighbours, 'Secret Recipes' takes us on an immersive journey of welcome and belonging, through food, arts, story and music. Guests will explore shared traditions and new stories, while indulging in a mouth-watering meal.

Throughout the season, a range of performers will share stories, music, poetry and arts, while chefs will prepare and serve delicious dishes.

No event will be the same - come along to one, two, or all three of the events in our 2022 Adelaide Fringe season to experience an immersion into cultural experiences that activates every sense. 
A different cuisine and culture will be explored each week, taking guests on a journey across the globe.


Presented by: Welcoming Australia

Welcoming Australia is a non-partisan movement and organisation committed to cultivating a culture of welcome and advancing an Australia where people of all backgrounds have equal opportunity to belong, contribute and thrive. The Welcoming Centre exists to create a safe, supportive and welcoming space for refugee families, people seeking asylum, recently arrived migrants, and the local community. Welcoming Australia partners with creatives and chefs from a range of different cultural backgrounds to present Adelaide Fringe events, using the medium of food to tell stories of culture, connection and community.

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