Or you cans it at one of the blue booths
Casa del Dolce Continental Cakes37 Smart Street, 9727 4834 Sam Ligato makes traditional biscotti, sospiri (sponge andcream), millefoglia (vanilla slice), cornetti (custard horns),bignes (profiteroles), cannoli and homemade gelato in nineflavours. Come at Christmas time and take away his basket of Italian shortbreads instead of the usual panettone. Fairfield Fish Market41 Smart Street, 9727 2322 This big bright fishmonger caters for the increased Asianclientele in the area and still attracts the Iraqi and South American communities. Gato's Pastizzi Shop 4, 4666 The Horsley Drive, Carramar, 9724 3861 This is Malta central where handrolled pastizzi leave thefactory for freezers across Sydney. Stock up on fillings ofricotta, feta, mushy pea, pizza and cinnamon apple by the bag. Youalso find Maltese biscuits, pies and Kinnie bitter soft drink bythe case and frozen pastry for home baking. Ivan's Butchery Neeta City Shopping Complex (enter off Nelson Street), 97257427 A corner of carnivore heaven. One of three butchers owned byIvan Spehar and Adam Grujcic where everything that can be made froma pig is available, from heads to rashers. Croatian specialitiesinclude Sarajevo salami and kulin (fermented pork sausage) andthere's Aussie Devon. Lion d'Or 7/4466 The Horsley Drive, Carramar, 9726 2727 A bakery with a Uruguayan bent that specialises in all sorts ofempanadas, the Hispanic meat pie, from baked beef with green olivesto cheese combos with spinach and ham. Sweets are sold here,too. Martinez Bros1/47 Spencer Street, 9724 5509 Daniel Martinez and his partner, Alvaro Folladosa, have revivedthis pocket of Fairfield with their asado meat grills and theirLatin band on a Saturday lunchtime. Their deli shelves cater forevery country in South America and their barbecue fires up daily toserve fine Rodriguez Bros sausages. Sunshine Coffee and Sweets63 Spencer Street, 9755 9824 Iraqiborn Sror Yousif makes good coffee, sells Abla's finesweets and makes a musttry shwarma meat for kebabs from his ownrecipe scented with garlic Rosetta Stone Greek vinegar, onions and parsley. He makeshis own felafel too and has a choice of Lebanese flat bread orpointed long Iraqi style rolls. Tasic Hot BurekShop 113, The Crescent, Fairfield, 9726 1161 Stefan Tasic has a choice of fillings for his burek which aresliced off the round, then wrapped in foil for takeaway. Or you cans it at one of the blue booths. Pecivo, the sweet pastries, are alsoavailable. Food that breaks down the barriersFairfield's global spicing makes for a wonderful melting pot ofethnic shops and restaurants but it also can turn up the heat. Themany different communities with their experiences of war andpoverty and old enmities can rub up against each other. Recentimmigrants such as those from Congo and Burundi find it hard toadjust. Dr Eman Sharobeem, the manager of Fairfield's Immigrant Women'sHealth Service since 2003, is acutely aware of tensions among herclients. "We have about 15 groups from different ethnic backgrounds. Wetalked to representatives from these groups at great length tounderstand their resentment," Sharobeem says. "I started thinking what makes us accept each other and food isalways the answer. The ice breaks and melts when you meet around aplate and a glass of wine or a soft drink." Sharobeem embarked on an unusual social experiment that shecalls "harmony through our tummy". She set up a trial for people tomake a plate of food and swap it with a person from another ethnicgroup. The response was varied. "Some people thought the food wassmelly. Other people returned the plate, the food eaten, and filledit with their food," Sharobeem says.
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