Elder shares bush food with readers
Prominent Aboriginal elder Kado Muir is set to release a small ebook on the region’s bush food ahead of plans for a larger scale project for a bush foods website.
The ebook Ten Bushfoods … You Must Try! was made as a holiday project by Mr Muir and his son Kuberan, who produced the graphic designs. It will be available online next week. The short book features guides to local bush foods found around Leonora, with tips on cooking and finding the species.
Mr Muir said he hoped, in future, to start an online bush food cookbook.
“The next project is to look at a food or recipe type program,” he said.
“As a part of the (Work for the Dole) training program, I’m looking at putting a lot of study online and maybe running a training course on how to find food, prepare it and blend it into fusion cooking,” he said.
He said the Work for the Dole program was already working on a detailed database of bushfoods, set to be launched as a website by the end of the year.
“The bigger project we’ve got happening here as a part of the Work for the Dole program in Leonora is that we’ve established an ICT team of young people, to get involved in information technology,” he said.
“And part of that project will be to add to our database of about 60 native plants of use to Aboriginal people, and we’ll be adding images and further information for people to be able to access.
Kado Muir points out some bush food.