I recently attended the Wild Harvest Lunchernoon, an afternoon of food, wine and conversation with the good folk from Fair Food Adelaide.
The event was held at The Silvermine in Glen Osmond, a gorgeous bluestone building that dates back to the early days of South Australia’s history. The building was the former home of Woodley Winery and features an original silver mine.
The purpose of the event was to highlight that it is possible to create a delicious meal using ingredients sourced and foraged for locally. It is the first meal I think I have ever attended that included a map detailing the provenance of every item used in the preparation. The food was lovely, the highlight being the spit roasted wild goat.
In a compelling speech before serving, chef Kamilah Kadir spoke about the importance of doing your best to find a local option first. She also said that if we are to eat meat then we should consider consuming those animals which are naturally suited to Australia’s climate (such as kangaroo), or those that are pests (like feral goats, for example) instead of cows which do untold damage to our natural environment. It was certainly food for thought and has given me cause to think about how we can include more ‘wild’ food in our diet.
Here are a few pics from the day – thanks Fair Food Adelaide for organising.
If you’d like to be informed about future events head over to the Fair Food Adelaide Facebook page.