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Book Launch: Ella Mittas, Ela! Ela!

Join Ella Mittas as she launches her rereleased and updated book Ela! Ela!: To Turkey and Greece, a journey home through food.

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06.06.2024
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6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Thursday 06.06.24. 6.30–8pm. Free. Click here to book

Join Ella Mittas as she launches her rereleased and updated book Ela! Ela!: To Turkey and Greece, a journey home through food. Come and sample some of the delicious flavours found in the book then join a Q and A with Ella, hosted by Fruitmarket’s Allison Everett.

Ella Mittas has built her career in food working under Brigitte Hafner, Annie Smithers and Ismail Tosun in Australia, honing her skills in London at NOPI and in Istanbul at Lokanta Maya. Her recipes and her food writing have been published widely. Ella teaches cooking classes, curates and caters food events, and hosts dinners in collaboration with venues across her hometown of Melbourne. Her self-titled project is derived from her name but also comes from a Greek word έλα, meaning come.

Ela! Ela! is a collection of recipes and stories inspired by her time working in a village in the mountains of Crete and the hot, loud streets of Istanbul, as well as her Greek heritage, they represent a journey of food, culture and belonging. These simple, comforting recipes are a mix of things Ella saw, ate and was taught on her travels, though years of cooking them have made them something more her own. Above all, they represent community: the reason Ella ever wanted to cook at all.

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