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Defining dish: What represents your life on a plate?

If you could choose one dish to represent your life and heritage, what would it be?

From Banitsa, a Bulgarian starter made with filo and feta, to a Turkish stuffed aubergine dish known as Karniyarik, a multitude of food cultures came together for one meal in Bristol.

Digital dishes was a project run by the Watershed, where 13 participants aged over 50 were invited from all over Europe to cook and share their food stories using digital technology.

The Radio 4 Food Programme explores the stories behind the participants' recipes, such as the rise of vegetarianism in 60s Britain and the Balkan love of a beetroot-red soup known as borscht.

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Slideshow production by Hannah Briggs. Photos by Hannah Briggs and Barney Heywood/ Stand and Stare.

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BBC Food cuisines from around the world

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Whip up a fragrant lemon mousse with toasted almonds

Bake an aubergine moussaka with sautéed potatoes

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