Community Cook- Ary and Balado Cassava

Ary grew up in a small town called Pekalongan in Central Java, Indonesia, where local food and farming is a huge and important part of life. She was living with her family when she ended up meeting a young American man, Ben and moving to live with him in East Java. That was 22 years … Continue reading Community Cook- Ary and Balado Cassava

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Community Cook- Karunika’s Sri Lankan Pawpaw Curry

  Community Cook- A Taste Of Sri Lanka Darwin community cook, Karunika creates fantastic curries with all the care and attention and wisdom that has been passed on for many generations within her family and certainly as is customary throughout Sri Lanka. She migrated to Australia from Sri Lanka in 2009 and is delighted to … Continue reading Community Cook- Karunika’s Sri Lankan Pawpaw Curry

Pedro – Taro Rostis (Torta de Macal) & SALSA

The first ‘not yet humid’ afternoon experience was held at a Darwin-style tropical house in Alawa and the small group enjoyed glasses of soda water with fragrant mint, bobbing bush tucker berries of pinkish lilly pilly fruit and slices of shrill green limes. Pedro, originally from Mexico’s tropical, humid, and jungle-like Chiapas region, shared his … Continue reading Pedro – Taro Rostis (Torta de Macal) & SALSA

A Story of the Stars

We featured this story in Off The Leash's "Community Cooks" The Recipe is also available in the "Eat My Words" community cook book. 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 … Continue reading A Story of the Stars

Eat my Words- Tastes and Tales of Territory Cooks

Hidden right in the middle of The Mulch Pit Community Garden over 60 attendees enjoyed a sit down meal under the stars, and were served 5 courses, by volunteers and people who had chosen to get involved with the innovative ticketing system. The tables were decorated with local flowers, provided by a lovely participant and … Continue reading Eat my Words- Tastes and Tales of Territory Cooks

Eat my Words- Taste and Tales of Tropical Cooks

Join GULP for a five course meal under the stars, in the lush surrounds of the Mulch Pit Community Garden; as part of the Darwin Fringe Festival. Community cooks from diverse backgrounds will use local tropical produce to create a fine meal made with love, and seasoned with their stories. As each course is served … Continue reading Eat my Words- Taste and Tales of Tropical Cooks

Wild food walk and talk

Wild food walk and talk (in a window of non-wild weather) Continuing on with the theme of wild food GULP hosted a wild food walk at Casaurina Coastal reserve with a focus on native plants. We worked to get Larrrakia guide and representative to lead the walk and talk, but in the end this was … Continue reading Wild food walk and talk

Celebrate Wet Season Gardening at Lakeside Drive

There are some wonderful community gardens around Darwin where you can meet knowledgeable people who grow veggies during the whole year and value community. This Sunday Lakeside Drive Community Garden is hosting an Open Garden to celebrate our change in seasons and the great work carried out there by Work for the Dole. Anyone is … Continue reading Celebrate Wet Season Gardening at Lakeside Drive