In this free online experience, Melbourne based Torres Strait Islander (Meriam) chef, Nornie Bero will show participants how they can incorporate Indigenous ingredients and flavours into their own home-cooking in a damper making demonstration. In this free session Nornie will make a variety of dampers in Torres Strait Islander style – wrapped in banana leaves and baked with pumpkin, wattleseed and saltbush varieties.
She’ll give tips on how to get the perfect damper softness, and background on the special ingredients.
This event is free – but bookings are essential. Places are limited and may sell out.
You can pre-purchase a damper-making kit for $15 here.
To have your Damper Kit in time for the session, please order this before: 21 July 2020
Recipe for reference will be emailed before the event.
Nornie Bero is the head chef and business owner at Mabu Mabu. Originally from Mer Island in the Torres Strait, Nornie has been a professional chef for over 20 years. Her style of cooking is all about generosity and flavour. She has been creating dishes using native ingredients for much of her career, and is currently on a mission to make Indigenous herbs, spices, vegetables and fruits part of everyone’s kitchen pantry.
We acknowledge the generous support of our public programming partners: Viva Energy Australia, Krystyna Campbell-Pretty and Family, and the Jon Faine Farewell Broadcast Fundraising Appeal
Photo: Nornie Bero