El­der shares bush food with read­ers

Kalgoorlie Miner - - NEWS - Tyne Lo­gan

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.

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