Diggings 12 July 2021

To celebrate NAIDOC Week 2021 ( originally National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observation Committee) the lead articles in this issue of Diggins focus on Indigenous Australian foodways. The first four are commentaries on the current debate on Bruce Pascoe's Dark Emu occasioned by the recently published critique of it by Peter Sutton and Kerryn Walshe …

Diggings 12 June 2021

Excited to see this new publication from the CSIRO. The unseen as fertile ground for new wisdom Are we brave enough to love what is ugly inside and transform it? Are we brave enough to imagine a food system that does not involve old paradigms of poor farmers versus conscious consumers? Can we imagine a …

Diggings 15 May 2021

Sabi fish New Appetites and Taste Making. Mayukh Sen on the Past and Future of Food Writing On the pure prose level of writing, there are small stylistic choices that one can make that have broader political implications. I teach my students not to italicize non-English food words, ingredients or recipe names. It asserts to …

Diggings 21 April 2021

Frederickton looking toward Kempsey March 2021 After 160 years, Aboriginal cultural burning returns to Coranderrk Station ‘Watching on, Wurundjeri woman Mandy Nicholson reflected on her ancestors, whose lives had been tightly controlled during Coranderrk's mission years. "I feel quite emotional being here today because we're bringing back cultural practice to a place where culture wasn't …