Cooking transcends cultural barriers.

Coloured Plates aims to share methods of cookery and ingredients used by home cooks across the world so that happier and healthier relationships with one another can thrive.

If you have a recipe, cooking technique or story about food to share, please contact us.



Rachael is a freelance writer, web developer, cook and former primary school teacher based in Brisbane, Queensland. Married to Ahmad with two children Rachael’s heritage is a mix of Australian, English, Irish and German. She travels to eat. For more information visit www.rachaelhakim.

Ahmad is an Honours student with a degree in International Relations, a photographer and former chef. He loves to travel and understand different cultures. He has cooked in various kitchens of the Middle East and enjoys sharing recipes from his Mesopotamia heritage.