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Enjoy the Best of Multiculturalism at the Migration Museum - IndoFest
I love the benefits of living in a multicultural society. Broadening my tastes in music, dance, and most importantly food bring rich rewards. Where would we be without the Italian, Greek and Chinese restaurants which blossomed with the arrival of new migrants in decades gone by?
Nowadays of course, the world is our oyster. From Bosnia to Brazil, in South Australia we can experience food and culture of communities from around the world, and the Migration Museum in Adelaide does a wonderful job of making them all more accessible to us.
Their latest program - Museum Bites – brings a series of family oriented food and culture workshops to the Migration Museum. On the first Friday of each month come to the museum and explore South Australia's rich cultural diversity by learning about the foods of our immigrant communities. Discover the exciting range of flavours, textures and colours of the foods that originate in the homelands of our new Australian arrivals.
Make Tasty Tacos - Traditional Mexican Style (Image: Migration Museum)
Museum Bites - Friday March 4: Tasty Tacos Book here The Mexican community in South Australia is small, but vibrant. Why not come and join members of the community at the Migration Museum to learn how to make traditional Mexican tacos. This free family friendly event is great fun for kids 6 years and older, accompanied by an adult.
You'll learn how to make and enjoy delicious authentic Mexican tacos. Pick up a sample of the culture and language in a group discussion, and learn about the Mexican community who have come to call South Australia their home. A hands on class will teach you about preparing and rolling the tortilla. Discover how to choose fresh ingredients for a tasty taco, then try out a sample of the finished product.
Impress you friends when you learn the Mexican words for the food that you are cooking and the utensils you are using. If you have ever thought about visiting the country, you'll find out about the importance of traditional food in Mexico. Some traditional costumes and cultural items will be display too
Find Out How to Make Onigiri Rice Balls (Image: Migration Museum)
Museum Bites - Friday April 1: Yakitori and Onigiri Book here Members of the Japanese Community in SA will share their knowledge about Yakitori (a grilled BBQ chicken delicacy) and Onigri, the famous carefully shaped white rice balls. These foods are two favourite Japanese finger foods - for picnics, lunch boxes, or snacking anytime. Discover the importance of traditional food in Japan and how it has changed and evolved in Australia to match local tastes.
This session will draw upon the skills and knowledge of the small Japanese community in South Australia, teamed with cultural objects from the Migration Museum collection.
You'll learn how the delicacies are prepared and cooked in Japan; find out the Japanese terms used in the making, and share stories about the food culture of Japan and how it has adapted for the West.
Museum Bites - Chinese Food (Image: Migration Museum)
Museum Bites - Friday May 6: Chinese Dumplings Book here The Chinese Community in South Australia is large and exciting. Join members of the Community at the Museum to make and taste traditional Chinese dumplings.
Learn how to make and taste Chinese dumplings
Share language, culture and history
A free family activity – suitable for children 6 years and older
What Comes After Mexican Tacos and Japanese Yakitori
Museum Bites - Friday June 3: Ukrainian Bites Book here
Join members of the Community at the Museum to make and taste traditional foods.
Learn how to make, and taste, traditional foods.
Share language, culture and history
Family activity – suitable for children 6 years and older
Note: this event starts at 5pm.
Museum Bites - Friday July 1: Cambodian Bites
Museum Bites - Friday August 5: Bosnian Bites
Museum Bites - Friday September 2: The German Club Presents
At the time of writing the details and booking links for the last free events has not yet been released - please check the website. For foodies in Adelaide these Museum Bites are fabulous free things to do. Not only do you get to taste unusual and different food flavours, but you learn about the preparation, culture and history of the communities where they originated. This is a golden opportunity if you're planning to travel to any of these places.
Please note that all Museum Bites run from 4.30-6.00 on Friday evenings at the Migration Museum in Adelaide. You and the kids will love the colourful illuminations of the Story Wall at the State Library just around the corner if you can wait for twilight.
Please remember: bookings are essential for all the free Museum Bites events.