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Salt: the edible rock

AUTHOR Mark Kurlansky wrote a book about it. It was included in the funeral offerings of ancient Egyptians. It has been money. Gandhi led 100,000 people on a famous civil rights march because of it. It is perhaps the world’s most enduring preservative. It can be pink, white, black or […]

Karrimah chilli farm excursion

HEATHER and Mike Biggs run Karrimah Farm at Wellard on Perth’s outskirts, a micro business growing chillies and producing a range of chilli condiments which was born out of their joint love and combined skills of growing, preserving and cooking. Mike has a background in horticultural science, commercial growing and […]

‘The new biodiversity’: Carlo Petrini sets a challenge

SLOW Food international president and founder Carlo Petrini encouraged Australians to create ‘a new biodiversity’ during his Sydney Opera House presentation on 18 Oct 2009. The charismatic Italian – a former radio journalist – said that while Europeans had to defend historical biodiversity, Australians had to create a diverse food […]