This month UNICEF has introduced a nationwide fundraising campaign called #CookForSyria, aimed at supporting children and refugees in Syria.
On June 18, former MasterChef Australia star and UNICEF Australia ambassador Adam Liaw will be hosting a special dinner in Sydney, wth a string of talented chefs serving up some of their signature meals with a ‘Syrian-inspired twist’.
What can we expect? Well, Kylie Kwong plans to whip up some ‘crispy organic saltbush cakes with Syrian spices’, while Palisa Anderson will cook ‘pork sausages with a Zoug inspired Nahm prik chilli relish’.
If you followed my trip through the Zaatari and Azraq Refugee Camps on the Syrian border earlier this year and would like a deeper look, I’m very happy to be hosting @unicefaustralia’s #cookforsyria event on 18 June at @threeblueducks Rosebery. It will be an incredible night of food from an extraordinarily lineup of chefs from all over the country, and will raise much needed funds for UNICEF’s humanitarian efforts in the region. Head to the link in my profile to book tickets. Come along, you won’t regret it.
Adam recently travelled to Jordan to meet with Syrian children and their families in a refugee camp just kilometres from the Syrian border.
“The magnitude of what faces the displaced people of Syria has to be seen to be believed,” Adam says in a press statement.
“Tents and temporary homes stretch as far as the eye can see, housing hundreds of thousands of people who have been through the unimaginable horrors of war.”
So how can the #CookForSyria initiative help?
“One of the things that gives the residents of the camps hope of one day returning to their old life is going through the everyday routine of normal living,” says Adam.
“Food is a huge part of that, and the camps are filled with shops that sell breads, sweets, shawarma, and groceries. UNICEF’s work in Jordan provides help and hope to Syrian refugees and funds raised as part of this campaign are vital for continuing this effort.”
UNICEF is encouraging local eateries to also adopt a Syrian-inspired twist to their signature dishes throughout June, and then donating $5 from each sale towards the charity.
For more information and to get involved and perhaps host your own #CookForSyria event, head to https://cookforsyria.com/au/.
COOK FOR SYRIA is here 🙌 To support UNICEF’s lifesaving work in Syria, Australia’s top chefs are coming together this June and creating a special dinner at Three Blue Ducks Rosebery, Sydney. Hosted by UNICEF Australia Ambassador, Adam Liaw, the dinner held on Monday 18 June, is part of a month-long, nationwide fundraising initiative, #CookForSyria, in aid of UNICEF Australia’s Syria Crisis Appeal for Children. Over 15 of the country’s best chefs are collaborating to create an unforgettable night, serving their signature dishes with a Syrian-inspired twist. Kylie Kwong | Billy Kwong, NSW Carol & Sharon Salloum – Almond Bar, NSW Jordan Toft – Bert's, NSW Mark LaBrooy & Andy Allen – Three Blue Ducks Luke Powell – LPs Quality Meats, NSW Palisa Anderson – Chat Thai, NSW Josh Niland – Saint Peter, NSW Matt Stone & Jo Barrett – Oakridge Wines, VIC Duncan Welgemoed – Africola, SA Paul Carmichael – Momofuku Seiōbo, NSW Lennox Hastie – Firedoor, NSW James Viles – Biota, NSW Monty Koludrovic – Icebergs, NSW Jacqui Challinor – NOMAD, NSW Andy Bowdy – Saga, NSW Gregory Llewellyn – Hartsyard, NSW The dinner will kick off at 6.30pm on Monday 18 June, at Three Blue Ducks in Rosebery. Tickets are $280/ person (plus booking fee) and will include canapés, cocktails on arrival, a shared Syrian-inspired feast and wines. For reservations, visit Three Blue Ducks http://www.threeblueducks.com #cookforsyria #threeblueducks #rosebery