Mai Project : Australian Food (Coming Soon)
Mai Project is a food based art project about Australian food, history and culture. This project explores developing a new Australian cuisine called Mai using indigenous and non indigenous foods to tell our rich and unique history in Australia. The first project is the development of a contemporary Kaurna cookbook called Kaurna Mai that has a series of recipes highlights the Kaurna nations unique history, culture, environments and ecosystems of Adelaide plains in South Australia. The word 'Mai' means vegetable food in Kaurna language but the 'Mai' is non unique to the Kaurna language, many other Aboriginal language groups use 'Mai' for food.
Mai Ghan (The Ghan) 2018, Wild Camel seasoned with Murray River salt, native basil, dried bush tomato, saltbush flakes, mountain pepper leaf and berries served on a bed of old man and grey salt bush leaves and garnished with camel milk fetta cheese and salt bush flakes on Murromurro (Wholewheat johnnycake). This is a recipe about the history of the Afghan cameleers in South Australia.