'Every Bite Takes You Home' Cook Book

Every Bite Takes You Home invites us to share in the journeys of sixteen remarkable asylum seekers who have found a home in Australia. Each person’s unique story, blended with the memories of their favourite recipes and traditions, reminds us that food can unite us all, generating acceptance and understanding across diverse cultures and societies. This book includes beautiful photographs of people and food, taken by Peter Tarasiuk. Winner — Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2016

“These are intimate accounts of remarkable resilience, courage, and survival—giving a powerful voice to those who have so often been rendered voiceless in our community.” 
David Manne – Executive Director, Refugee Legal

“All the elements combine: the stories, the portraits, the photos of food, the recipes, the layout and design, to produce a book of heart and soul.” 
Arnold Zable – Author; President of International PEN Melbourne

You can collect your book from a Scarf Dinner, from Scarf's office (Worksmith, 450 Smith St, Collingwood), or we can mail it to you (Australia only). Merchandise is mailed from Collingwood, Victoria, within three business days of purchase. We use Australia Post and once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
We've been fortunate to receive a donation of Every Bite Takes You Home cookbooks from one of the authors, Hayley Smorgon. 100% of book sales will be directed to award wages for Scarf trainees in 2023.
If you have a Scarf Gift Card which you'd like to put towards this item, please reach out to [email protected] before making your purchase. If you'd like to purchase 6 or more cookbooks at once, please reach out to [email protected] so we can organise the most cost-effective way to get them to you! 


Photos: Roger Ungers