Indigenous yam dish hits the big time | Pacific Beat

Indigenous yam dish hits the big time

Indigenous yam dish hits the big time

Updated 8 July 2014, 19:34 AEST

In recent years bush tucker has started to grace the dinner plates both in restaurants and at home.

A group of young indigenous women attending secondary school in Pambula, Bombala and Eden on the New South Wales far south coast are working to bring back in large numbers a food that was once prolific on the Monaro. They are being led by community elder Eileen Blackburn as they attempt to propagate yams which will be then transplanted on the Bundian Way, a network which had cultural and trade significance covering parts of the Gippsland, up to the high country.

Presenter: Michael Cavanagh

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