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October 2022

On The Table: A Matter of Taste

Friday, 4 Nov 2022, 12:30pm – 02:30pm

As part of The Wheeler Centre Spring Fling: A Short Series of Big Ideas, this panel of expert foodies discuss cultural and personal influences in the culinary world. And we get to enjoy a seasonal lunch of indigenous ingredients. Yum!!!


Whether in our home kitchens, at the hottest new restaurant, in a bestselling cookbook, or on a fast-paced reality TV show, the ways we consume food and the narratives surrounding cuisine are inextricably linked to our cultural histories and personal identities.

Meet us at Big Esso for some food-for-thought inspired by Griffith Review 78: A Matter of Taste. Over a seasonal shared lunch prepared with Indigenous ingredients, a panel of culinary superstars will discuss their approaches to cooking and sharing food; and the intersections and impact of multiculturalism, immigration and First Nations cuisine on Australian food culture.

Featuring Mabu Mabu owner and head chef Nornie Bero and award-winning author and broadcaster Alice Zaslavsky, this is sure to be a delicious conversation you can sink your teeth into.