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Walkabout Chefs by Steve Sunk & David Hancock

$40.00 inc. GST

From the mangroves and beaches of Arnhem Land to the arid lands around Alice Springs, Steve Sunk has taught cookery in many Aboriginal communities. In Walkabout Chefs, Steve and photojournalist David Hancock have collaborated with Aboriginal cooks to produce a volume of truly unique Australian cuisine with ingredients that have been used for thousands of years. This is not just a book about cooking, but an insight into Australian Aboriginal culture through food, country and humour.

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“I’m Steve Sunk from Charles Darwin University where I’m a Master Chef and Senior Lecturer in Cookery. I live just outside the city of Darwin in the Top End of Australia.

For the past 15 years I have taken cookery courses to remote areas of the Northern Territory and Western Australia. My frequent travel between communities has earned me the nickname “Walkabout Chef”.

Officially, I teach Aboriginal people about cookery and nutrition; unofficially, they teach me about bush tucker, their culture and show me some of the most amazing places in the world. I always listen to the older people because their knowledge, particularly about Australian bush food, is encyclopaedic.

In return, I teach the younger ones about western cooking techniques so they can get a job, and more importantly, cook for their families”

Published: 2004

Hardcover, full cover, 168 pages