Jabaida Juthi channels creativity in the kitchen

She’s a mum, a seamstress, a volunteer, a school principal, and now Jubaida Juthi has turned from being a home cook to a stallholder at the local Lakemba markets in Sydney selling her homemade Bangladeshi chutneys and pickles. Juthi said the pickles and chutneys made from ingredients including tomatoes, apples, and mangoes are what she’d often serve to family and friends when they come over … Continue reading Jabaida Juthi channels creativity in the kitchen

True identity: Fatima Subtain swaps court for baking

For years Eileen Fatima Subtain was known as the favourite aunt amongst children of family and friends. She’d often visit with a cake in hand usually for birthday parties. Becoming that person helped her fulfil the missing void while her and her husband tried conceiving their first child for five years. “We had some fertility issues so it was kind of like my outlet to … Continue reading True identity: Fatima Subtain swaps court for baking

Family matters: Linda Sik’s sibling support

Unlike most 25-year-olds who would usually be spending their Friday nights out, Linda Sik is often playing chef – or more realistically sous chef – in her kitchen at home meal prepping for Saturday mornings. But in this case, it’s not meal prepping in the way gym junkies would refer to it. It’s more like meal prepping to get up at 5.30am the next morning … Continue reading Family matters: Linda Sik’s sibling support

Mum’s story: Why she knows best

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Before jumping into sharing the stories of others. I wanted to first off introduce my personal story and what influenced me to create Community Table. Born to refugee parents as a first generation Chinese/Lao/Cambodian Australian, I have long been spoiled by food, whether it’s a mid-week dinner at home or a special occasion like Chinese New Year. But whatever the reason, food has always been a topic of discussion and the person behind these creations has been my mum, Mu Ly Chanthadavong – and this is her story. Continue reading “Mum’s story: Why she knows best”