The Global Table Food Event in Bondi Junction

The Global Table,  a colourful event that celebrates Australia’s cultural diversity through food and music from around the world was held on April 24 2010, on Oxford Street Mall in Bondi Junction.

Global Table - Bondi Junction

Twelve countries were represented, each featuring their brand of cuisine, cooked and served by people dressed in traditional costume.

Global Table - Bondi Junction

There was the local fare one has grown to appreciate from living in multicultural Sydney such as yakitori from Japan, paella from Spain, souvlaki from Greece, falafel and kebbeh from Lebanon, gozleme from Turkey, dumplings from China and tandoori chicken from India.

Among the more exotic, there was the traditional Maori hangi banquet from Aotearoa, fajitas from Mexico, empanadas from Peru, corn pancakes from Venezuela and a delicious meat curry from Ethiopia served in a pancakeand topped with different types of lentils.

Sharing a 20-metre long communal table, people sat down to eat a dish from Mexico while the person beside them was trying a specialty from Aotearoa. Such is the cultural diversity that Sydney offers, and nothing brings people from various backgrounds together than sharing the love of food.

The stage played hosts to entertainers including international song and dance. There was face painting for the children as well as their contribution to the One World Global Table globe. The event was an initiative of Waverley Council.

The Global Table Photo Highlights

Global Table - Bondi Junction
Ethiopian curry dish served in a pancake

Global Table - Bondi Junction
Lebanese ingredients

Global Table - Bondi Junction
Gozleme from Turkey

Global Table - Bondi Junction
Paella from Spain

Global Table - Bondi JunctionEthiopian Coffee
Braids – Ethiopian coffee


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Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is the Founder/Editor of popular online magazine Gourmantic and Cocktails & Bars, a website dedicated to cocktail culture and the discerning drinker. She is named in Australian Bartender Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential List since 2013, is a member of The Academy responsible for judging the World’s 50 Best Bars. She has also judged the inaugural Australasian Whisky Awards and various national cocktail competitions.