We often get asked where the idea for World Table was born.
I adore food and the former journalist in me loves writing and telling people’s stories. I wanted a way to combine the two that was meaningful.
In New Zealand we are an increasingly international community and sometimes this means we focus on how we're different. We all have different views of the world and how we live our lives but it became apparent there is one thing we all share. Food.
No matter what culture you come from food brings families, friends and communities together. It's also a defining feature of every culture on earth.
And so this project was born. It's all about celebrating our diversity using food as a cultural bridge. While World Table is a cook book, my hope is to eventually create a little place on the web, a virtual kitchen table, for people from around the world to share and swap recipes and maybe a few stories too.