Italy beckons Western Australian indigenous youth in cultural food exchange

I’m thrilled to see my first news article about Terra Madre published on the official Terra Madre Salone del Gusto website.

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A love of bush food and country unites West Australian indigenous youths Johnnice Divilli (22) and Peter Roe (17) who will leave their remote Kimberley communities in September and travel to the vivid heart of European gastronomy for the world’s greatest cultural food event.

Expected to attract a million people to the Italian city of Turin, Terra Madre Salone del Gusto is the Slow Food movement’s flagship event and an unparalleled biennial gathering of producers, chefs, educators, activists, and foodies from more than 140 countries across the globe.

How then did a high school student from Broome and a single mother of three from the tiny community of Pandanus Park, 50km from Derby, come to join a WA delegation led by the Slow Food Swan Valley and Eastern Regions convivium (Slow Food SV)?