Aboriginal talk and bush tucker tasting
Indigenous chef Dale Chapman will give visitors to Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve a tasty treat when she cooks up some bush tucker this month.
Ms Chapman, a local chef, will offer advice on the modern use of traditional foods in everyday cooking when she visits the reserve on Tuesday September 26.
Aboriginal people used more than 4000 Australian plants for food and medicine and had an intimate knowledge of harvesting and preparing them to make a variety of tasty dishes.
While much of this knowledge has been lost over time, bush tucker is becoming increasingly popular in modern Australian cuisine and now features in some of the best restaurants in the country.
Ms Chapman's enticing demonstration will follow an informative talk by Aboriginal elder Uncle Nurdon, who will speak about indigenous culture and practices within the region.
Uncle Nurdon's talk will be held in the reserve's education centre from 9.30am and he will take questions at the end of the session.
The talk and bush tucker tasting will cost $8 per person. Bookings are essential and can be made by calling: 5499 9907.
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve is located at 148 Mountain View Road, Maleny.