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Time Out (Sydney) - - FOOD FOR GOOD -

Two Good Co

Sick of your usual Tues­day lunch fare? The idea be­hind Two Good Co is sim­ple: or­der a Two Good salad or soup, and the same meal goes to some­one in a do­mes­tic vi­o­lence shel­ter or sleep­ing rough. Women from the shel­ters are also em­ployed to make the lunches. Founder Rob Caslick says the re­sponse to the lunches has been hum­bling. “We got an amaz­ing let­ter from some­one at the shel­ter who said how won­der­ful it is to get some­thing nice af­ter be­ing told that they’re worth­less for so long. There’s this lit­tle jar of good­ness.”

Or­der the Fri­day be­fore and your food will be de­liv­ered the fol­low­ing Tues­day. There’s a min­i­mum or­der of ten, so th­ese guys are per­fect for the of­fice. With some of Syd­ney’s top chefs com­ing up with the recipes (Kylie Kwong, Neil Perry, Matt Mo­ran and Mitch Orr are among them), you’re not only giv­ing a help­ing hand, but nab­bing a pretty epic lunch as well. WWW.TWO­GOOD.COM.AU.

Indu

Indu pays homage to owner Dr Sam Prince’s In­dian and Sri Lankan her­itage, serv­ing up dishes from the sub­con­ti­nent that lo­cals would of­fer in their own homes. The idea for the restau­rant came to Dr Prince af­ter he did aid work in re­mote vil­lages in the re­gion. “The pa­tients couldn’t pay us, so in­stead they would ac­tu­ally take us to their homes, they would make us th­ese feasts, of­ten from the pro­duce in their vil­lage, from recipes that were handed down from gen­er­a­tion to gen­er­a­tion.” In hon­our of them, Indu gives back through the Vil­lage to Vil­lage pro­gram, part­ner­ing with the grass­roots or­gan­i­sa­tion Palmera to fund em­ploy­ment and ed­u­ca­tional schemes in Sri Lanka. 350 GE­ORGE ST, SYD­NEY 2000. 02 9223 0158. IN­DU­DIN­ING.COM.AU. MON-FRI NOON-LATE; SAT 5PM-LATE.

The Wel­come Din­ner Pro­ject

This ini­tia­tive opens doors, lit­er­ally and fig­u­ra­tively, by pair­ing newly ar­rived Aus­tralians with es­tab­lished Aussies for din­ners held in homes across Syd­ney. Equal num­bers of es­tab­lished and newly ar­rived Aus­tralians are in­vited, and each guest brings a dish that’s cul­tur­ally mean­ing­ful to him or her. You can nom­i­nate to host a din­ner, or just come along as a guest. Ei­ther way, you can form new con­nec­tions and learn to ap­pre­ci­ate the richly cul­tural melt­ing pot that Aus­tralia re­ally is. JOIN­INGTHE­DOTS.ORG/ THE-WEL­COME-DIN­NER-PRO­JECT.

Mazi Mas

This pop-up din­ner pro­ject gives mi­grant, refugee and asy­lum seeker women the chance to gain prac­ti­cal ex­pe­ri­ence in the hos­pi­tal­ity in­dus­try. Mag­gie Lloyd, Di­rec­tor of Mazi Mas Syd­ney, first heard about the din­ners while in Lon­don in 2010 and brought the idea back home. “Mazi struck me as some­thing that was uni­ver­sal in one sense, a way to recog­nise and re­ward the work women do be­hind the scenes all over the world, but also some­thing we needed in Syd­ney.” The din­ners are a cel­e­bra­tion of the women’s cul­tural and culi­nary back­grounds, and money from ticket and al­co­hol sales – Di­a­geo are event part­ners – is used to pay par­tic­i­pant’s wages. “They are in­cred­i­bly skilled, hard-work­ing and gen­er­ous peo­ple who have a lot more con­trib­ute to our com­mu­nity,” says Lloyd. WWW.MAZIMAS.COM.AU.

The Two Wolves: Com­mu­nity Cantina

This not-for-profit, stu­dent-friendly cantina near Broad­way is staffed by vol­un­teers, and all prof­its go to the Car­doner Pro­ject, a Je­suit en­deav­our that spon­sors youths to vol­un­teer in de­vel­op­ing na­tions. The menu re­flects the coun­tries where the Car­doner Pro­ject op­er­ates – from Mex­i­can bur­ri­tos to Viet­namese noo­dle salad. Read Time Out’s re­view on p48. 202 BROAD­WAY, CHIP­PEN­DALE 2008. 02 8039 3595 THETWOWOLVES.COM.AU. MON-FRI NOON-LATE.

The Bread and But­ter Project The Wel­come Din­ner Project The Two Wolves: Com­mu­nity Cantina

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