Jess Sinnott, is an owner and educator from Koori Kinnections a Sydney based Company fully owned and staffed by Aboriginal people. Jess will talk to us about traditional bush foods and their uses, along with food as medicine (remedies) and the nutritional profile of plants. She will also bring along a couple of dishes to sample that use traditional plants.
We celebrate cultural and culinary diversity, yet shun the foods that grew here before settlers arrived. We love ‘superfoods’ from remote, exotic locations, yet reject those that grow in our own land. We say we revere sustainable local produce, yet ignore Australian native plants and animals that are better for the land than those from Europe.
But the tide is turning. European Australians are beginning to accept and love the flavours of our own foods, everything from kangaroo to quandongs, from fresh muntries to the latest addition, the magpie goose. And working with and learning from indigenous Australians, new and sustainable industries growing these foods are taking root around the country.
For the Share and Swap table at this month's meeting we ask that members and visitors focus on the bush plants that they are growing in their own gardens to bring along and share. Or bring a plate of food for supper that uses your own native plants in cooking.
Please join us in welcoming Jess on Thursday May 26 . This meet is on National Sorry Day.
All welcome - Members free, Visitors suggested donation $5
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