Hoo-gah hosts dinner with Raylene Harradine.

A proud Dja Dja Wurrung, Latje Latje and Wotjabulluk woman, Raylene Harradine is passionate about indigenous food culture and has dedicated many years to promoting healthy lifestyles and ensuring future generations don’t lose their knowledge of the land.

With a belief that connecting to culture is deeper than just connecting with people, Raylene is driven to expose non-Aboriginal people to Aboriginal foods for both creativity and health, and to impart an understanding that culture must also come from a connection to the landscape, foods and nature.

“Cooking with native ingredients is not simply adding them to westernised food, it’s a completely different way of eating with a deeper understanding of health and wellbeing”.

“There is a far greater depth to our native ingredients, beyond the common foods that more widely known” says Raylene.

Raylene will share her knowledge over dinner, as she joins with chef Gina Triolo from Hoo-gah Cafe in Bendigo, the UNESCO City of Gastronomy, to deliver 6Seasons - a degustation styled event featuring six courses, each focussed on the six Aboriginal annual seasons of Birak, Bunuru, Djeran, Makuru, Djilba and Kambarang.

“Gina’s respect for purity of flavour, her wholesome food focus and creativity to deliver new ideas creates an excellent partnership that will showcase traditional ingredients and innovative dishes.” advised Raylene.

6Seasons will be held on July 9, from 6.30pm. Tickets are $95 per person, for six degustation courses and a drink on arrival. 

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Bendigo 3550

06:30pm - 08:30pm
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