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The Weekend Neos Kosmos : 9 May 2015
DIGITAL.NEOSKOSMOS.COM THE WEEKEND NEOS KOSMOS | SATURDAY 9 MAY 2015 23 BUSINESS Our Cypriot Kitchen ALEXANDRA MANATAKIS The Cypriot Youth of Brisbane is set to release a cookbook this May that encapsulates Greek Cypriot culinary tradition, entitled Our Cypriot Kitchen. The Cypriot Youth of Brisbane is a sub-committee of the Cypriot Community of Queensland. Together, the committees endeavour to unite youth of the Cypriot community to ensure ties with rich culture, religion and language are maintained. Our Cypriot Kitchen is the most recent way in which the committees plan to do this. Our Cypriot Kitchen is a skilful compilation that fuses the culinary knowledge and skills from those across the Cypriot community in Bris- bane. Youth committee vice president Paras Vasiliou tells Neos Kosmos that the book required the collective effort of many to assemble recipes for translation, cooking and photography. "The book has taken six months to assemble, with tasks including gathering cherished family recipes, translating them from Greek to English, cooking them and photographing them for the book." Vasiliou also tells Neos Kosmos that the process provided the committee "with a chance to look beyond the finished product and learn the secret techniques and ingredients which warmed [their] hearts and filled [their] bellies" growing up in Cypriot families. The cookbook has 50 careThe Our Cypriot Kitchen cookbook. fully-sourced traditional Cypriot recipes, covering all tastes and capturing the essence of Cypriot cooking, which Vasiliou says "is all about texture, flavour and colour". Recipes range from breads and dips, pastries, mezethes, sides, meals, desserts and biscuits. Our Cypriot Kitchen will be selling for $39.99, with pro- Koupes in Our Cypriot Kitchen. ceeds from the book going towards funding better facilities for the youth committee, senior committee and for the committee’s dance group. The book will be sold at the Tsakistes elies in Our Cypriot Kitchen. committee's Paniyiri Greek festival between 23 and 24 May, and will be available for purchase online in late May at www.ourcypriotkitchen. com.au Costco goes Greek Costco Wholesale will be sourcing its Kirkland extra virgin olive oil from Greece instead of Italy as of this year We won’t abandon miners: Koutsantonis Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Tom Koutsantonis has promised the mining industry the state government will stick by it through the current downward slide in commodities prices. Koutsantonis told the 'Paydirt' SA Resources and Energy Investment Conference that miners faced challenging times ahead, but the government would continue to back the industry. "Quite frankly, the pathway ahead is challenging," Koutsantonis said. "There is not a person in this room who isn't aware of the dramatic fall in commodity prices, in particu- lar iron ore and oil. "Yet it is the work we do now that will determine the scale of our success when the inevitable upswing gathers pace. The South Australian government won't be abandoning you during this cyclical downturn. "Instead, we will continue to work on the strategic planning that is required to ensure South Australia takes its rightful place among the titans of mining." The comments come only a few weeks after Koutsantonis poured cold water on long-mooted plans for a deep sea port to service iron ore mines on Eyre Peninsula. According to the International Olive Oil Council, oil production in Italy is set to drop by 34 per cent this year, as the weather in the wider Mediterranean hasn't been kind to the country. After an extremely hot spring and summer followed by an olive-eating fly epidemic, Italy's olive groves failed to produce enough extra virgin oil while its price rose to $2.97 a pound, 84 per cent more than last year. Spain, which is the world's largest olive oil producer, suf- fered similar events before Italy. Meanwhile, Greece's weather conditions were ideal. Olive oil has been a mainstay for Greece's economy for centuries, and production is expected to double this year. The price for Greek extra virgin olive oil only had a 15 per cent rise from last year reaching $1.45 a pound. Greece ranks third in olive oil production, yet most is exported to Italy. In 2013, Greece exported Costco’s 2lt extra virgin olive oil bottles are now blue, and mention the oil’s Greek origin. some $602 million worth of olive oil, its third most valuable export after petroleum products and medicine, according to data from the World Bank. Costco Wholesale, which is always down for a good deal, has switched from Italy to Greece for its Kirkland Signature two-litre bottle of premium olive oil. HAL’s evening with Martin Pakula MP The Hellenic Australian Lawyers (HAL) Association will be hosting a networking event in Melbourne next month. Topical themes being addressed on the day will be 'The Legal Profession in a Multicultural Society' and 'The Judiciary in a Multicultural Society'. Guest speakers will in- clude the Attorney General of Victoria, the Hon Martin Pakula MP, and the Honourable Justice Emilios Kyrou of the Supreme Court of Victoria. Drinks and canapés will be served prior to the presentations from 5.30 pm, giving attendees the opportunity to network with others from the law profession. Set to take place at the Monash Law Chambers, lecture seating is limited and early registration is recommended to secure a place, no later than Monday 1 June. The HAL event will take place on Tuesday 16 June at the Monash Law Chambers, 555 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, 3000. A ticketed event, cost of entry is $55.00 for HAL members and $65.00 for non-members. If you are interested in attending, complete a registration form and forward with your payment to the Secretary of HAL, either by return email or by post. "We wanted to get a single source of good quality; for this year we went to Greece," Costco's Chief Financial Officer Richard Galanti said. "Certainly it's going to put Greece on the map, because people watch what Costco does," adds David Neuman, CEO of the US unit of Greek olive-oil company Gaea.
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