Spoons Sweets (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 you 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 Cypriot coffee, while Eleni discusses spoon sweets in a contemporary context, drawing on experiences in Sydney, Cyprus and Greece, navigating identity, community and always being ready for unexpected guests.
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.
Kafe As Poume acknowledges the traditional owners and custodians of the land we will meet on, the Gadigal-Wangal people of the Eora Nation. Kafe As Poume is an LGBTQIA and CALD safe space.
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