Students from the Greek Community of Melbourne remember Asia Minor through food

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On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the destruction of Smyrna, students of the school of the Greek Community of Melbourne (City Campus) partook in a series of special lessons honouring the city of Asia Minor.

The young students, under the guidance of their teacher, Vassiliki Lampropoulos, studied books, recipes, and music so they could remember the great city before its arson and destruction.

Through the lessons, the students developed an appreciation for the daily life of the city’s citizens to ensure the Hellenic culture of that time lives on.

In the kitchen, the students followed traditional recipes of the city, cooking and serving up soutzoukakia (Smyrna meatballs).

The aromas of cardamom and cumin alongside fresh herbs and sauce filled the room, taking the students on a historical expedition through food.

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