Duta Damai Dining Oct 2013 @ HoPe

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The first Duta Damai or Peace Ambassadors candle light bonding-dinner at Home of Peace (HoPe) was made special when those who came learned to make a delicacy that was in the past, unfamiliar to them. Dim Sum! They were little and cute, but yummy.

Today, nasi lemak and roti canai are cooked in many Malaysians’ kitchen. In fact, ‘sambal petai’ and steam boat, which used to be popular among some ethnic groups only, are now becoming favourite dishes among Malaysians. However, most non-Chinese Malaysians have not yet explored cooking dim sum, a Chinese delicacy, at their home. Shrimp Dim Sum recipe that was concocted at Home of Peace is certainly easy to follow. This month, Mark Lim from Arts Malaysia, was HoPe’s guest to teach cooking. Thank you for your kind support Mark!

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This ‘Diversity Dining’ is conceptualized and organized by the Blue Ribbon initiative. It will be a signature event of Home of Peace and will be organized on monthly basis. It’s objective is to enrich Malaysians’ experience in living together in a diversified community by learning about each other through cooking and dining. Its hope is to promote love, peace and respect as foundational values for nation building.

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In December, HoPe will have Ms Angie Davis from the USA teaching Duta Damai making ginger cookies. In January, a few Japanese staff of IBM Kuala Lumpur might be coming to HoPe.

If you are interested to promote unity in diversity through cooking and dining, come and join Duta Damai by contacting us at: dl2go.hospitality@gmail.com. The coming Duta Damai or Peace Ambassadors’ training will be on 23rd and 24th November, 2013.

About Norani Abu Bakar

An academic, advocate and facilitator in peace building, diversity and inclusion.
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