Words by Kim Yates The benefit of cooking in Lakeside Drive Community Garden was that Dimity Foster, our local chef, could source a lot of her ingredients straight out of the ground. Within minutes, after a quick rinse, the produce would end up in the heavy cast iron pot. What Dimity didn’t get to gather … Continue reading Community Cook- Dimity and Garden Ratatouille
Ben is a wonderful Bininji man from Murdudjurl country, growing up on his homeland which is now Kakadu. After some years living in Darwin and beyond Ben is back on country and has cofounded “Kakadu Kitchen”, a business that promotes indigenous food with a modern twist.
The GULP NT project has recently starting focussing on bush tucker and wild foods (wild food also included feral animals and weeds) and developing ways of making these interesting plant parts and creatures into delicious dishes. A group of interested individuals involved in the project got together to brain storm, discuss and experiment with the … Continue reading Wild food Weekend
Matumba is a fabulous member of our Darwin community and has lived in Darwin for 16 years. Matumba grew up in Darliston near Montego Bay in Jamaica in the Carribean with his Grandma until he was eight years old. It was pretty simple living, but food was always important, using whatever was grown on the … Continue reading Jamaican Roots in Darwin
Here it is the fabulous announcement of The Community Banana festival! March 8th at The Mulch Pit in Night cliff. Join us in our love of the banana and our sadness it is getting destroyed- Come and celebrate how amazing the banana is, join in a weaving workshop and learn about its fibres, see cooking demos … Continue reading Community Banana Festival
Earlier this year we held a fabulous roots workshop at The Mulch Pit (in Nightcliff, Darwin). We had over 30 people attending, some cassava harvesting and wonderful presenters sharing their food stories and recipes of the easily grown roots- Cassava and Taro, they included- Matumba and his Cassava pone and Taro chips Grusha and Cassava … Continue reading Indian roots- A cassava curry
Delicious Sapodillas are ready and available at the Rapid Creek, and probably other local food markets. Sapodilla, or Manilkara zapota, is a small brown rough skinned fruit resembling a (soft) small potato. It has a rich sugary malt like flavour and is from the Americas. It is grown in the Darwin region. I have now put up … Continue reading Sapodilla dessert
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 … Continue reading Erin’s GULP workshop in Alawa