Spoon sweet preserves (glyka tou koutaliou) have a special place in the kitchens and social interactions of the Mediterranean.
Known for their jewel-like beauty, longevity and distinct sweetness, spoon sweets are symbolic of hospitality, welcoming and a readyness to open your door at any moment.
Using quince, a fruit associated with love and fertility in ancient Greece, learn how to make spoon sweets, and take home your very own sample to share with family and friends!
Drink a Turkish coffee, while Eleni discusses spoon sweets in a contemporary context, drawing on experiences in Australia, Cyprus and Greece, navigating identity, community and always being ready for unexpected guests.
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Eleni Christou is a community engagement practitioner, with a background in creative project development, management and research in the community sector and founder of Kafe As Poume and co-founder of New Moon. Born in London, with a childhood spent between Australia and Cyprus, Eleni’s work draws on her mixed culture identity and migration, navigating themes of institutional and voluntary identity, nostalgia, human movement, belonging and existing in the space between. Eleni is professionally and personally driven by social justice and collective empowerment. Eleni holds a Masters of Applied Anthropology from Macquarie University, with an ethnographic approach informing her practice.
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