City of Swan dishes up a food story


Caroline Taylor, from Taylor’s Coffee House, has prepared her grandmother’s lemon cheesecake recipe for the City of Swan’s food story competition.
Caroline Taylor, from Taylor’s Coffee House, has prepared her grandmother’s lemon cheesecake recipe for the City of Swan’s food story competition.

THE City of Swan is encouraging residents to share their food story by entering its 2018 community calendar competition before Friday, June 30.

In celebration of its diverse and multicultural community, the City will be publishing 12 family recipes and stories in its annual community calendar.

The winner will receive a grand prize of $1000 in cash and 11 runners-up will receive prizes valued at $200.

If the grand prize winner is a student, they will also win a $1000 Visa card for their City of Swan school.

City of Swan Mayor Mick Wainwright said the calendar would showcase a region rich in diversity, food culture and passion.

“We are the largest local government in the Perth metropolitan area, with over 145,000 residents,” he said.

“Over 32,000 of our residents are born overseas and they bring with them stories, traditions and ideas from all over the world.

“With all of this in mind, there’s no doubt there are plenty of unique food stories to be shared.”

Midland/Guildford Ward councillor Mark Elliott said the competition was open to all City residents, students and businesses.

“To enter, select your special family recipe and write a short explanation of how the dish reflects your family history and culture,” he said.

“It might be a recipe that has been passed down from family members through many generations, or perhaps it is a legendary dish that is synonymous with your business.”

The Community Calendar will be distributed to all City residents in late 2017.

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