Community Progressive Dinner and Food Demonstration @ Mundaring Wellness Centre with Charles Snelleksz-Mathelot and Mee Wong Cheng
Glen Forest Community Garden Fundraiser
Fri 11th December 2020 ~ 6pm to 9pm | $20 ticket
Come and enjoy a progressive tapas style dinner with Charles and Mee, two enthusiastic food artisans, as they teach you about their craft, and share their world of knowledge on the edible world of plants.
The nights menu is by Chef Joanne Colijn-Dew from Cafe Mojo
A ‘no waste menu’, including root to leaf, nose to tail cooking, served with a punch and infused filtered water. Vegan and vegetarian friendly. BYO alcoholic drinks.
About the food demonstrations…..
Wild Alive & Supercharged! presented by Charles
Free food is all around us, all we have to do is adjust our long held beliefs on what is food and medicine. In this presentation we will discuss the benefits of including wild edibles like dandelion, sour grass, sow thistle and purslane in our diets.
Charles is an eco-spiritualist, researcher, educator, farmer, food alchemist, Earth poet and Earth song man. He has years of experience working with Earth consciousness to assist people to strengthen their connection with the Earth and our environment. Charles has spent years understanding how food and the external environment impacts the body biome and how our internal ecology affects the body mind complex.
Fermenting for Preservation presented by Mee
‘To preserve food is to prolong the shelf life of food, to prevent food spoilage… I prefer using ancient fermenting techniques to preserve food which is less in sugar and full of beneficial microbes. Fermenting is a natural process to activate the enzyme within the food, unlock the multi-nutrients that may greatly improve our health. At home, we do not need to use commercial starters to inoculate the fermenting process, but instead, we rely on nature to create spontaneous fermentation. Here, I will show you how to keep food safety in mind when you do fermenting at home. I will be demonstrating a simple Lacto-fermenting recipe using seasonal vegetables. I will bring some samples for tasting, so you will know what are the expectations from a ferment in terms of taste, smell, texture and colour. I will also give you some suggestions on what to enjoy your food with.’
Mee Cheng is a traditional food enthusiast. As a mother of 4 energetic boys, she has never tired to look for ways of preparing nourishing food to her family. She has being involved in natural fermentation for more than a decade now. From wine making, probiotic drink brewing to sourdough, sauerkraut, kimchi, miso, tempeh…etc. With endless experiments at her home kitchen, she is now very competent to share her knowledge and skills of food fermentation at home with you. She admires these ancestor’s wisdoms of food preservation very much, and founded the Witchie Harvests to share her passions. Various of workshops being held all years round to educate people to get their hands on fermentation at home.
Connected Community: Building Resilience Together
November 22nd 2020 – February 2021
The Connected Community Festival is a Gaian Heart Wisdom project funded by the Shire of Mundaring under their Recover Together – COVID-19 Relief & Recovery Fund initiative. Gaian Heart Wisdom is working in partnership with the Shire of Mundaring and Mundaring Wellness Centre to deliver a range of events and activities designed to build community resilience and connectedness.
Mundaring Wellness Centre
16 Craig St, Mundaring, Western Australia 6056
Contact us on 0408 093 711