Fast Ed’s Stories 2019

  • Sally’s family has been in Australia since the early 1900s and she is a mix of Irish, English and just a little bit of German. But her cultural background has never played a significant part in the food she eats, or what she ate growing up.

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  • Mitchell is aware that somewhere in his family there is English and Irish blood lines, but he does not feel any strong connection to these cultures. There might be the odd Shepard’s Pie or jam drop biscuit served at Christmas time, but he does not largely connect his culture to food, especially since becoming vegan.

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  • Tammy’s parents are both from Vietnam. Her Dad was a fisherman and her Mum was a seamstress and they came to Australia in the 1980s for a better life.

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  • Maxine’s family has been in Australia since the 1850s, she has done her research into the family history and found a lot of English and Wales blood in there! She was pleased to discover that she also has a Swiss connection which was a culture that she did not know much about.

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  • Junnan was born in the north of China, near North Korea, and raised in middle China where his family spoke Mandarin.  The family later moved to Guangzhou, the largest coastal city in the south of China, where he lived for seven years and where people speak Cantonese. His maternal great grandmother, who was born near North Korea, is still alive.

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  • Neha was two years old when she and her family moved from their Indian homeland to the island of Fiji where her father, who was Fijian Indian, sought to expand their horizons and reconnect with his roots. When Neha was 12, the family migrated to New Zealand. Eight years later, Neha moved to Australia independently to study law at the Australian National University in Canberra.

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  • When he’s not cooking up a storm in the Better Homes and Gardens kitchen our very talented Hero Ambassador ‘Fast’ Ed Halmagyi also works as a professional photographer!   A Taste of Harmony is a chance to reflect on what makes us who we are, and everything that we share. To get people talking, Fast

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