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Salisbury Author Series

Nagi Maehashi of RecipeTin Eats *****SOLD OUT*****

Best-selling author of RecipeTin Eats comes to Salisbury to talk about how you can create great food with everyday ingredients.

Nagi Maehashi is the voice, cook, photographer and videographer behind the phenomenally popular recipe site and cook book, RecipeTin Eats.

Nagi was born in Japan and moved to Australia at a young age. A former finance executive, Nagi started RecipeTin Eats in 2014 to share her passion for creating affordable everyday meals with the 'wow' factor and classic dishes of the world - done right. RecipeTin Eats now garners over 350 million page views per year, with a 5 million strong+ social media following. In 2021, Nagi founded her not-for-profit arm, RecipeTin Meals, which provides more than 100,000 made-from-scratch meals to the vulnerable annually. Her 2022 debut cookbook, DINNER, was the biggest selling title in Australia in 2023. Nagi and her celebrity dog and Chief Taste Tester, Dozer, live in Sydney, Australia.

This event is proudly hosted by the City of Salisbury and includes a cooking demonstration together with book purchase and signing opportunities. Book sales will be available from 5.30pm.

Date: Thursday 7 March 2024

Time: 6pm

Location: Salisbury Community Hub, 34 Church Street, Salisbury

Cost: $5.50 per person. All attendees must have their own ticket.

Age: 12 years and over

The proceeds of all ticket sales (excluding ticketing fees) will be donated by Nagi to the Fred’s Van Meal Service provided by the St Vincent de Paul Society.


Durkhanai Ayubi - Recipes and Stories from an Afghan Kitchen

One family's memories of their homeland and a fascinating insight into Afghanistan's rich heritage.

Interwoven with traditional Afghan recipes is one family's story of a region long afflicted by war, but with much more at its heart. Author Durkhanai Ayubi's parents, Zelmai and Farida Ayubi, fled Afghanistan with their young children in 1985, at the height of the Cold War.

When their family-run restaurant Parwana opened its doors in Adelaide in 2009, their vision was to share with the world their family memories through the delights of Afghan cuisine, infused with Afghanistan's rich historical culture and traditions of generosity and hospitality, to offer a more complete picture of the country they had left behind.

These fragrant and flavourful recipes have been in the family for generations and include rice dishes, dumplings, curries, meats, Afghan pastas, chutneys and pickles, soups and breads, drinks and desserts. Some are everyday meals, some are celebratory special dishes. Each has a story to tell

About the Author

Durkhanai is involved with the day-to-day responsibilities of the family-run eating places in Adelaide - Parwana and Kutchi Deli Parwana. She also writes freelance opinion-editorial pieces for a range of newspapers and websites, and is undertaking a Fellowship for Social Equity funded by the Atlantic Institute in New York.

Date: Saturday 27 April 2024

Time: 11am to 1pm

Location: Morella Community Centre, 90 Kings Road Parafield Gardens

Cost: $5.50 per person. All attendees must have their own ticket. TICKETS ON SALE FROM 1 APRIL 2024

Heather Morris - Sisters Under the Rising Sun

Hear from the international number one best-selling author of the Tattooist trilogy and "Sisters under the Rising Sun".

About the author

Born in New Zealand, Heather Morris is an international number one bestselling author, who is passionate about stories of survival, resilience and hope. In 2003, while working in a large public hospital in Melbourne, Heather was introduced to an elderly gentleman who 'might just have a story worth telling'. The day she met Lale Sokolov changed both their lives. Lale's story formed the basis for The Tattooist of Auschwitz and the follow-up novel, Cilka's Journey. In 2021 she published the phenomenal conclusion to the Tattooist trilogy, Three Sisters, after being asked to tell the story of three Holocaust survivors who knew Lale from their time in Auschwitz-Birkenau. Together, her novels have sold more than 16 million copies worldwide. In 2020 she published Stories of Hope, her account of her journey to writing the story of Lale Sokolov's life.

Date: Saturday 25 May 2024

Time: 11am

Location: Ingle Farm Library, 58 Beovich Rd Ingle Farm

Cost: $5.50 per person. All attendees must have their own ticket. TICKETS ON SALE FROM 25 APRIL, 2024

School Author Events

The City of Salisbury is also hosting two special Author Series events specifically for schools. These events are now fully booked however if you are a local school and would like to participate in the 2025 Salisbury Author Series, please contact