Wed, 08 May | Upstairs at Better Read Than Dead

Warndu Mai: Introducing Native Australian Ingredients to your Kitchen

This gorgeous illustrated, informative and contemporary cookbook and compendium of native foods will show you how to create truly Australian food and drinks at home. Join authors Damien Coulthard & Rebecca Sullivan in conversation with Maree Lowes for a night that will awaken your tastebuds!
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Warndu Mai: Introducing Native Australian Ingredients to your Kitchen

Time & Location

08 May 2019, 6:30 pm
Upstairs at Better Read Than Dead, 265 King Street, Newtown NSW, Australia

About The Event

This gorgeous illustrated, informative and contemporary cookbook and compendium of native foods will show you how to create truly Australian food and drinks at home. Join authors Damien Coulthard & Rebecca Sullivan in conversation with Maree Lowes (aka 'dirtgirl') for a night that will awaken your tastebuds! (It's also the perfect Mother's Day gift!)

About the Book

A fully illustrated contemporary cookbook featuring Australian native foods that is the perfect resource for any Aussie kitchen.

This gorgeous illustrated, informative and contemporary cookbook and compendium of native foods will show you how to create truly Australian food and drinks at home. With a few small adjustments and a little experimentation you can prepare delicious food that is better for the Australian environment, is more sustainable and celebrates the amazing ingredients that are truly local.

Warndu Mai ("Good Food") contains information about seasonal availability, hints, tips and over 80 illustrated and accessible recipes showcasing Australian native foods, using ingredients such as Kakadu plum, native currants, finger lime and pepperberry to create unique dishes and treats - from wattleseed brownies, emu egg sponge cake and bunya nut pesto to native berry, cherry and lime cordial, strawberry gum pavlova and kangaroo carpaccio. It's a must-have for every kitchen.

About the Authors

Damien Coulthard is from Adnyamathanha country. He grew up in Quorn and Nepabunna South Australia, very connected to his heritage and culture. A high school teacher now in his seventh year at Le Fevre High School in Semaphore, he is the coordinator for the South Australian Aboriginal Sports Training Academy, which focuses on academic learning, achievement and acceleration through sports.

Damien also sits on the SANTS South Australian Native Title Board as a Director, putting him directly in touch with local Aboriginal communities working on land rights. Damien's debut international art exhibition opened in London in September 2018.

Rebecca Sullivan is an eco-agronomist, activist, food writer, urban farmer, entrepreneur and home cook. She is passionate about heritage, preserving traditions, and passing on a wealth of 'granny skills' to future generations. Her first book, Like Grandma Used to Make, was published in Australia.

About Maree Lowes

As an actress, Maree Lowes has been watched on TV in 128 countries worldwide. There is one role that Maree is best known for - her alter persona, dirtgirl, the star of hit TV shows dirtgirlworld and Get Grubby TV.

However, this just the start of her love affair with storytelling - which she sees as a vehicle for change making. Maree works as a Freelance Creative in Film, TV and Music - having contributed to content seen internationally and nationally.

Maree is also an EMMY award winning Online Community Manager, a national Environmental Educator for families, a published author and uses her BA in Psychology to facilitate workshops on behaviour change. Maree believes in the power of storytelling as a vessel for fostering empathy and social & environmental change.

The scope of her work is undeniably vast - from having her hands in the earth to walking red carpets. Maree says that while her many hats constantly take her on unforseen adventures, wherever she goes, she goes with one heart.

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