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Last modified: 15 Sep 2022 11:52am

Deep cooking his dishFaces of Selwyn returns to the air waves this month with seven stories from residents sharing their journeys to Selwyn and how to cook their favourite dishes.

The first two stories went live on air on PlainsFM radio station this week on Monday 12 and Tuesday 13, and the remaining stories will air on Thursday 15, Monday 19, Tuesday 20, Thursday 22 and Friday 23 of September, as part of Culturefest.

This week, Deep Kumar, Agnes Guda and Farin Nisa share their passion for cooking their favourite food from Italy, the Philippines and India.

Deep explains why he loves cooking traditional Italian cuisine at his restaurant Bicycle Thief in Tai Tapu and cooking an Indian curry at his home in Rolleston. He describes the sounds of chorizo and prawns sizzling on a pan, knives and forks tapping on plates and people eating, as music to his ears.

Agnes shares why pork sinigang is the perfect dish from the Philippines to have on a cold winter’s day. And on Thursday 15, try peda for dessert with Farin Nisa, as she shares her journey from Fiji to Rolleston.

Next week, turn on your stove, get out your pots and pans, and tune into 96.9FM at 5pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Hear how to make Samoan Saka from Keith Morrison, discover Razi Syed’s simple side dish of Indian Naan, find out what Mafatty and an African Braai is from Rue Jeche and lastly, learn a Palestinian family fatteh recipe from Hiba Elhanafy.

These podcasts will also be available to listen to on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and on our Faces of Selwyn page .

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