The Exmouth community held a live cook-off to celebrate the different cultures that make up the coastal town. The event was held at the Ningaloo Centre for Harmony Day and featured three guest cooks who have lived in Exmouth for between four and 22 years. Ningaloo Cooking Studio’s Darlene Allston hosted the evening and prepared the dishes based on cooking Exmouth locals’ recipes. The menu included a sauerkraut and kransky bake, Russian beef pirog and a classic from Switzerland — sauteed chicken and mushroom. Shire of Exmouth acting chief executive Matthew Bird said Harmony Week was about celebrating the amazing cultures that made up the local community. “We are proud that many once visitors chose to live permanently in Exmouth — with more than 35 per cent of permanent residents born overseas, Exmouth is a great testament to a multicultural Western Australia,” he said.