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cooking vessels
Many migrants brought favourite cooking tools to Australia, keeping familiar food and culinary traditions alive in a new land.

Cheese mould brought from Italy by Tarsilla Cunial.

Copper pan for making polenta brought from northern Italy by Tarsilla Cunial. Tarsilla recalls:

"That's the way they did polenta for thousands of years. They would put it on a chain and put it over an open fire. You couldn't buy polenta in the shops in Orange in the 1950s but at the time we had an Italian person coming from Dubbo selling things. Without polenta we'd be dead!"

Courtesy Tarsilla Cunial