Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009 - City of Cockburn
SPEARWOOD Library was transformed into a bakery of sorts recently (31/10) when Bosnian-born Kata Jospiowic brought her pita bread-making skills to the fore in a special workshop.

The Villa Dalmatia Nursing Home resident was on a roll when she showed library users the simple recipe, assisted by Danuta Czepiel and Ann Stedul, who helped with translating.

Adult Services Librarian Luba Kambourakis said Mrs Jospiowic amazed everyone at Spearwood Library with the way she effortlessly and gently pinched and stretched the dough over two trestle tables.

“The technique of stretching the dough comes with practice,” she said. “The fillings for the pita can be cottage or ricotta cheese, minced beef, veal, spinach and cheese, cabbage or diced zucchini.”

Mrs Jospiowic has been making bread since she was a small girl in Bosnia and came to Australia 10 years ago, after her family was displaced by war.

Spearwood Library has been conducting cooking workshops for several years, bringing together people from different cultures to share their love of cooking, eating and life experiences.

“Kata expressed her delight at being able to share her cooking and see people enjoy her food,” Ms Kambourakis said.


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bread1.jpeg: Danuta Czepiel, Kata Josipowic and Ann Stedul ready for the pita bread-making workshop.

bread2.jpeg: Kata Josipowic preparing the pita at Spearwood Library.

bread3.jpeg: Gospova Bukur and Matthew Stapleton tucking into the freshly-made pita bread after the workshop.

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The City of Cockburn celebrates its 30th birthday in 2009, regarded as one of Perth’s fastest growing and culturally-diverse local governments.

With a population of about 80,000, it has grown into one of Perth’s most dynamic and successful areas. The population is made up of a large percentage of children, families and seniors, and a large percentage of people born overseas (28.8%).

As a developing city, Cockburn has a good mix of residential, rural and conservation areas and has more than 2000 businesses. The City of Cockburn, as a council, has a continuing mission to make the area the most attractive place to live, work and visit in the metropolitan area.
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