Non-meat items key to traditional dinner at Sikh Temple

I am writing regarding the recent News article Faiths fuse for cultural communion.

I am writing regarding the recent News article Faiths fuse for cultural communion.

The article showcased the Food, Faith and Community cooking classes being offered by the Inter-Cultural Association and our partners. This project brings together members from different faith groups to create and share food dishes associated with different faiths.

While well written, the article incorrectly listed butter curry chicken as one of the dishes prepared at the Sikh Temple. I must point out that the actual dishes prepared at this event were all vegetarian, including non-meat dishes such as dahl, roti and other items. It is important to make this distinction as meat products are not permitted in the Sikh Temple kitchen and would be contrary to Sikh faith practices.

I would like to thank the News for addressing this oversight and also express our appreciation for your newspaper’s coverage of the Food, Faith and Community project that aims to increase understanding and inclusiveness in our community.

Steven Lorenzo Baileys, coordinator,

multicultural outreach and training program



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