In the little commercial kitchen of the Castlemaine Community House in central Victoria, the Murnong Mammas are in their happy place. A place that intertwines their love of cooking, the friends that support them, the food that stirs their souls and the ingredients that connect them spiritually.
There is something humbling about a group gathering in a kitchen to prepare food for others. A splash of laughter, a pinch of experience and a whole lot of love pouring out of them as they cook up a delectable yet intriguing feast for their growing clientele.
When they’re cooking, they share the ups and downs in their lives that have ultimately brought them together. But it’s also where they unite to combine age-old wisdom from bush tucker with the modern-day cooking that their wider community can’t get enough of.