Recipes replace culture feast


Organisers of the annual Clutha District Settlement Support culture feast have come up with an alternative way to have fun and share cultural traditions after their event was cancelled.

Their idea is to run a culture feast recipe competition.

The event, usually held at the Cross Recreation Centre each May, was organised to celebrate the many different ethnic cultures found in the Clutha district.

Visitors are treated to a wide variety of ethnic dishes accompanied by dancers, singers and cultural performances from around the world.

Clutha District Settlement Support would like to encourage families to cook their favourite dish and send a photo, along with the recipe, to be published on its Facebook page. All dishes go in the prize draw to win a $100 grocery voucher delivered after the lockdown.

To enter, send your photos and recipes to by Thursday, April 30.

Settlement support administrator Lisa Given said while most of the group’s members were employed in essential primary industries, some had still needed help with translation services for the information they had received on Covid-19.

“Others have needed help getting warmer clothes and bedding,” Mrs Given said.

Organisation chairwoman Dianne Lowry said the recipes may be collated into a cookbook.