Multicultural grandmothers cook-off – Sunday 1 July

Multicultural grandmothers cook-off – Sunday 1 July

Presented by MMV in partnership with ABC Radio Melbourne.


In the spirit of healthy (and tasty) competition, five grandmothers from Chinese, Greek, Islamic, Jewish and Italian communities, will be showing off their culinary skills in the third Multicultural Museums Victoria cook-off! The cook-off challenges each grandmother to cook a meal inspired by their cultural backgrounds. The participating chefs will have just over an hour to prepare a main dish from scratch. So join us and be inspired by Melbourne’s “foodie” culture, and the grandmothers who feed us!


The challenge for this year’s chefs is to cook one dish to the theme ‘comfort food’ – those delectable, mouthwatering dishes that only your Grandma can make.

The cook-off will be broadcast live on Libbi Gorr’s Sunday program on ABC Radio Melbourne & Victoria from 10am to 12pm. Be sure to tune in!


Cooks include Italian all-star chef Rosa Mitchell battling it out for the Italians. Rosa is the author of multiple cookbooks, and runs the popular restaurant Rosa’s Canteen in Melbourne. Islamic cook Lina Haidar runs her own café, Little Bridge Café in Richmond, while Helen Mizrachi, aka Bubba Helen, will be flying the flag for her community. The Greek contender, Kathy Tsaples, is the owner of popular store Sweet Greek at Prahran Market, and she has also authored cookbooks. Chinese Museum finance officer Pody Tung will be cooking up a storm for her cultural team.


Judges include Samira El Khafir, Ramona Koval and Helen Kapalos.



Sunday 1 July at 10am


Location: Hellenic Museum

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