Reintegrating Cape indigenous foods into our lives

Date: July 19, 2023
Time: 18:00 - 19:30
Venue: Bertha House, 67-69 Main Road, Mowbray, Cape Town

Local WILD and the Sustainability Institute, partners of the DSI-NRF Centre of Excellence in Food Security (CoE-FS), are hosting a discussion between author Loubie Rusch and Dr Rhoda Malgas, on “Reintegrating Cape indigenous foods into our lives”.

The discussion is co-hosted by Surplus Radical Bookshop. Rusch’s Cape Wild Foods: A Growers Guide and a Cooks Guide will be available for purchase, and signing. There will also be an opportunity to taste indigenous flavours after the discussion.


Date: Wednesday, 19 July 2023

Time: 18:00 – 19:30

Venue: Bertha House, 67-69 Main Road, Mowbray, Cape Town

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