So our GULP project is all about tapping into the amazing community we have here in Darwin that use produce that grows here and sharing the knowledge.
A couple of weeks ago we held a GULP workshop at Alawa Primary School, facilitated by Erin Vaid. Erin runs the kitchen part of the kitchen garden program at Alawa Primary School and knows a lot about cooking local tropical produce. Children at the primary school, in yrs 3-6 have a kitchen and garden lesson every week. The garden is part of the farm and there are also goats, chickens and at the moment cows.
A lot of Erin’s inspiration comes from India, where her husband is from and her background as a chef. She lives with her husband and daughter in Darwin.
20 enthusiastic people from the Darwin community joined us in the kitchen to cook delicious dishes in small groups and then eat together and share local cooking ideas. It was really lovely to bring everyone together and share ideas, and learn from Erin.
Recipes are now on the recipe page, or click the photos below.
Recipes included a green Mango salad, what better way to enjoy the start of the mango season-
A jicama salad with local herbs and peanuts….
Jackfruit curry with local tomatoes and coconut milk ….
Jackfruit frittas with Asian dipping sauce
Brazilian spinach parcels
A taro curry….
A banana trunk and chicken curry
With these ingredients above, cooked with laughter …
and last but not least an amazing raw sapodilla and coconut tart.
What a feast!
We can’t wait till next time, Thanks Erin… and remember we are always looking for your input, so contact us, even if you would like to share just one recipe! Lets celebrate what we can grow in our back yards, schools, nature strips and cook together!