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Baba's Place Summer Tomatoes by JP El Tom + Rahma Soliman

Baba's Place Summer Tomatoes by JP El Tom + Rahma Soliman

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Behind an unassuming door in industrial Sydney lives Baba’s Place. More than a restaurant, Baba’s Place is a tribute to the diaspora that shapes suburban Sydney.

This recipe by head chef Jean-Paul El Tom evokes the joy of summer and the smell of bushy tomato trees growing in baba’s, yiayia’s or teta’s backyard. 

Emerging artist Rahma Soliman sought to capture a specific moment in time — the height of a summer's day in her home country of Egypt. Hours spent outdoors until the heat of the day settles into your bones, carrying you into a still and sleepy afternoon.

When you finally head home and retreat into coolness, Baba serves up tomatoes picked from the garden, arranged lovingly on their best plate on a table adorned with their best lace tablecloth. Life is good. 

  • Limited edition of 300
  • One poster provides 10 meals
  • Available in: A2 format 42 x 59 cm | A3 format 29.7 x 42cm
  • Printed on 130gsm Extract paper, made entirely from 100% recycled coffee cups
  • Unframed

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JP El Tom + Rahma Soliman

Baba's Place is more than a restaurant, its an expression of growing up as a first-generation Australian and a retelling of multi-cultural Australia. Led by chef Jean-Paul El Tom and creative director Alex Kelly, Baba's Place seeks to dissolve the borders between cuisines and romanticise suburban Sydney along the way.

Working across mostly large-scale oil paintings, Rahma Soliman aims to illustrate the lively, yet intimate moments of her home country, Egypt. Through sharing her colourful depictions of life in her motherland, Rahma is able to connect with her heritage by creating an ‘in-between’ space, seeking to bring comfort to other diasporas who often feel displaced. Her nostalgic paintings convey a sense of content in belonging to two places at once, but not fully in either.