Lo­cal fare on field days ta­ble

Countryman - - DOWERIN GWN7 MACHINERY FIELD DAYS - Bob Gar­nant

WA Food Am­bas­sador Don Hancey was spread­ing the word about the State’s cit­i­zens be­ing privy to some of the world’s most valu­able food prod­ucts dur­ing his cook­ing demon­stra­tions at the GWN7 Dow­erin Ma­chin­ery Field Days.

“Asia wants our bush foods be­cause they are medic­i­nal and culi­nary,” he said.

“For thou­sands of years, the in­dige­nous peo­ple knew how good salt­bush was for their diet.

“I have been ex­plor­ing the op­por­tu­ni­ties in Asia for WA pro­duce and, in so do­ing, the po­ten­tial seems un­lim­ited.”

Mr Hancey treated visitors to sev­eral types of WA pro­duce gar­nished with bush herbs or treated to a dress­ing of chili-in­fused redgum honey from Honey I’m Home Pro­duce.

With kind re­gards to his grandma’s mut­ton, Mr Hancey in­tro­duced the Moo­jepin-branded dryaged prod­uct as a come-of-age mut­ton.

“The Moo­jepin group are work­ing on a stun­ning meat prod­uct,” he said.

“Re­cently, I slow-roasted diced-up Moo­jepin for 18 hours with whole mush­rooms, Man­jimup pota­toes, Wan­neroo car­rots, lo­cal red wine, and the meal had a rich­ness in flavour, not too strong, just a clean fin­ish. Yum.”

Picture: Bob Gar­nant

WA Food Am­bas­sador Don Hancey cooked up a storm of great dishes at the Dow­erin GWN7 Ma­chin­ery Field Days, in­clud­ing Moo­jepin mut­ton dressed with some of the State’s great gar­nishes in­clud­ing salt bush, which he pro­motes to Asian mar­kets as a way of open­ing up more op­por­tu­ni­ties for WA farm­ers.

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