Photography / Nik Toh

Photography / Nik Toh

'Throughout March restaurateurs, chefs, bakers and cafe owners from around the country are taking part in the Cook For Syria campaign by putting a 'Syrian inspired twist' on one of their favourite dishes and donating $3 from each sale of that dish. Syrian cuisine is one of the oldest in the world reflecting the country's rich cultural heritage with influences from across the Middle East and beyond. Those participating have a wealth of ingredients and ideas to draw upon. I personally have learnt so much about this stunning culinary culture through my colleagues and friends, Syrian sisters, Sharon and Carol Salloum of Sydney's local Almond Bar. Across March at Billy Kwong we will be offering a range of dishes with a Syrian-inspired twist such as 'Red-braised, Caramelised Flinders Island Wallaby Tail w Salt Bush Salt, Fresh Finger Limes & Aleppo Pepper'. The $3 donation from each sale of our Cook For Syria dishes will go to UNICEF Australia to help the millions of children affected by the crisis in Syria. The idea is to encourage people to eat out during March for a worthwhile cause, raise awareness and break down barriers. Cook For Syria campaign initiator, influential London instagrammer @clerkenwellboyec1 states "We hope that through this campaign we will not only be able to raise significant and much needed money for the UNICEF of Children of Syria Fund, but will also increase awareness of the plight of children in the war-torn country. Through cooking, sharing recipes and the reach of social media, we invite everyone to help make a difference and positive contribution towards this important initiative." Thank you to Clerkenwell Boy for bringing our global foodie community together so effectively and inspiringly.' - Kylie Kwong 

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