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Celebrating a cultural fusion

Georgina Valencia and Edgar Bonales with their daughter Isabella

Harmony Day was celebrated with a spectacular multicultural feast in the UTAS School of Agricultural Science.

Students and staff gathered in the Ag Sci tea room and were greeted by a delicious array of dishes.

Twenty-eight countries were represented in 50 dishes cooked by staff and students.

The People’s Choice Awards were judged from 82 votes placed in the voting box.

First Place went to Nega Emiru Debela and Getnet Dino Adem with their Ethiopian dish “Injera”.

Second place was awarded jointly to Widad Al-Shawi’s “Dolmades” from Iraq and Ali Al-Naseri’s dish “Kobba”, also from Iraq.

There were also treacle tart and cottage pie from England, a plate of cheeses from France and pumpkin scones and pavlova to represent Australian cuisine.

Edgar Bonales and his partner Georgina Valencia are both post-doctoral researchers in the School of Agricultural Science.

They attended the Harmony Day event with their two-year-old daughter Isabella.

Edgar said Harmony Day to him was a “fusion of cultures”.

“I haven’t been here for long but Australia itself seems to be a good fusion of cultures.”

Image: Georgina Valencia and Edgar Bonales with their daughter Isabella

Published on: 28 Mar 2012 11:48am