Global Table Food Event 2011: Bondi Junction

The Global Table came again to Oxford Street Mall in Bondi Junction on Saturday 12 March, 2011. The event celebrates the diversity of the community through food, music and dance.

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The Global Table – Flags and performance stage

You were able to do a round-the-world feast by starting in Asia with Takoyaki – seafood dumplings from Japan, those morish BBQ pork buns from China or Chicken Tikka and Basmati Rice from India.  Before landing in Europe, you need to stop off in Lebanon for some of those magnificent sweets.

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Fish lanterns at the Chinese food stall

Across to Europe with gozleme from Turkey, followed by a seafood paella from where else but Spain. Off to the Americas where the food continues to be as diverse as the people. Aparilla grill from Venezuela, Cebiche fish from Peru or chile con carne from Mexico. As you head home, stop off at our cousins’ in Aotearoa for the traditional Maori hangi banquet. At last back home in Australia, you can write your own headline, “Man Bites Crocodile”, well, crocodile burger that is.

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From Aotearoa, a traditional Maori hangi banquet

Like last year’s event, while enjoying your food at the 25 metre communal table, you were entertained with music, song and dance from groups proud of their cultural heritage.

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The Communal table, settling in for the day’s treats

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Mexican stall

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The fastest stall in all of Bondi Junction

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Djebena coffee – http://www.djebena.com.au

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Tinsae Elsdon and Lee Elsdon of Djebena Coffees – Traditional woven baskets

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Lebanese sweets: Baklawa, Maamoul, Nammoura

Global Table Bondi Junction 2011
Mayfield chocolates made with Australian flavours such as native lemon myrtle and wattle seed

Global Table Bondi Junction 2011
I love you lollipops from Mayfield Chocolates www.mayfieldchocolates.com.au

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Bronte Gelato

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Indigenous welcome, music and stories

Global Table Bondi Junction 2011
Polish Syrenka Dance group

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Turkish gozleme preparation

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MC getting the word on the Seafood paella from Spain

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For those who have to finish with dessert, Dutch mini pancakes

Global Table Bondi Junction 2011
Colourful Turkish bowls from Turkuaz Motif www.turkuazmotif.com.au

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Flags and National Costumes

The Global Table event was held on the same weekend as Taste of Sydney in Centennial Park, Bairro Português in Petersham and The Spot Food and Film Festival in Randwick. The event launches harmony week and is an initiative of Waverley Council.

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Kevin Burke is the Co-Founder of Gourmantic. He was first carried onto a plane at 3 months old. He enjoyed it so much, most of his efforts have been to get back in them to travel. He has lived on 3 continents and in addition to his love of travel and food, he is passionate about wine, chocolate and music.

9 Comments:

  1. looks great. i didn’t even know this event was on :-)

    • It’s smallish in comparison to others but still a lot of fun. Last year we tried Ethiopian food for the first time. This year we rushed it because it was at the same time as Taste of Sydney :)

  2. I love those poffertjes! So many food festivals in Sydney!

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  5. Australia is fantastic for all the different country’s foods. We used to live in Melbourne and there was plenty of Greek, Italian, Vietnamese, Chinese etc. I can remember eating out under the chinese lanterns one year – it was real Chinese food, not the kind made for tourists.

    • We’re lucky to have the variety of cuisines in Australia. I don’t think you get the same range of food in the rest of the world, and you’re right, it’s made for local consumption not tourists.

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