Free to Feed Winter Feasts

Thu 13th June, 2024 – Fri 19th July, 2024
Free to Feed
205-211 Queens Parade, Fitzroy North
Price: $55–$65
Celebrate the flavours of north African, Ukrainian, Persian and Iraqi cuisines with family-style dishes – while raising money for good causes.

Melbourne-based social enterprise Free to Feed is back with a new instalment of its much-loved Winter Feast series. Celebrating the flavours of African, Ukrainian, Persian and Iraqi cuisines cuisines over seven separate events, the team will pay tribute to the recipes, culture and stories of alumni cooks and people they’ve worked with along the way.

North and east African winter feasts

June 13, 6:30pm–9:30pm
June 14, 6:30pm–9:30pm

Join cooks Orlin, Nada and Halima for a meal drawing from Morocco, Egypt and Somalia. There’ll be fava bean dip; smoky baba ghanoush; goat curry; savoury potato and dried fruit pies; semolina and almond cake and more.

Ukrainian winter feast

June 29, 12pm–3pm

Free to Feed’s Oksana is flying the Ukrainian flag solo at this long lunch, where she’ll prepare pumpkin soup, beetroot and feta salad, beef and cabbage rolls, shortbread cake with prunes and almonds, and a few more special dishes. Plus, an optional drinks package featuring four vodkas. Budmo! (Cheers!)

Iraqi winter feasts

July 11, 6:30pm–9:30pm
July 12, 6:30pm–9:30pm

Iraqi cooks Mirvat and Rana are still finalising the menu for these two. Stay tuned for further details.

Persian winter feasts

July 17, 6:30pm–9:30pm
July 19, 6:30pm–9:30pm

Likewise, Iranian cooks Tayebeh and Shanaz are yet to lock in the menu for these two events.