Kakadu to stage first-ever Indigenous food festival

09 May, 2017 by Mwoolway

To celebrate the feasting season, Kakadu is holding its first-ever Indigenous cuisine festival, ‘A Taste of Kakadu’, from 12–21 May 2017. The festival will showcase Kakadu’s most famous produce, including the Kakadu plum.

For over 50,000 years, Kakadu’s Bininj/Mungguy people have lived in harmony with the natural landscape. Today, traditions are given a modern twist, and visitors will be able to enjoy a wide range of food experiences, including appearances by celebrated Indigenous chefs, Zach Green and Sharon Windsor; a kids master chef competition; champagne, canapes and cruises on Yellow Water Billabong; and foraging for bush foods.

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Events include Bushland dining which will offer locally-sourced native produce at an exclusive ten-course degustation, prepared by pop-up dining team Fervor; master classes with Green, who will show how native foods can be incorporated into everyday cuisine in a way that celebrates Indigenous cultures and gets to the heart of what Indigenous food culture is all about; and a traditional Indigenous brunch, where local Bininj woman Mandy Muir and Ngemba chef Windsor will prepare a two course meal.

Full details of the event, including an itinerary, are available here.

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