The Asylum Seeker Resource Centre's (ASRC) Feast for Freedom is back from Friday, March 25 to Sunday, March 27 this year.
The Feast gives you the chance to cook a cuisine you mightn’t have experimented with before, and the excuse to host your loved ones for a meal all in the name of raising funds for asylum seekers.
Recipes for the Feast are generously gifted by refugees and local chefs. This year's Feast will feature recipes by Mahshid, an Iranian cooking instructor from Persia and Manel, a Malaysia-Indian chef employed full-time with ASRC catering. Some of the dishes that you can look forward to cooking include black pepper okra, Persian jewelled rice, green falafel and a spiced red lentil dish called misir wat.
You can register to host a feast via the website. The ARSC will email you a personal fundraising page and send you a hosting kit that includes all of the recipes and the stories of the chefs behind them. All that's left to do is plan your dishes, invite your guests and host your Feast for Freedom.
While the official Feast weekend is from March 25 to 27, you can host on an alternative date if those dates don't work for you as long as it's before April 30 – the final day for donations. Remember that raising as much as $282 can help fund the weekly food, housing and healthcare needs of someone seeking asylum. Find out more via the Feast for Freedom website.