65,000 year old Master Chef !


Plant foods eaten at Madjedbebe included fruits and nuts, underground storage organs, pandanus kernels and palm. Top left: man-dudjmi or green plum; top right: man-mobban or billygoat plum; middle: May Nango and Djaykuk Djandjomerr removing the palm heart from a man-marrabbi or sand palm; bottom left: drupes of the man-belk or pandanus tree; bottom right: karrbarda or long yam. Photos reproduced with permission of Gundjeihmi Aboriginal Corporation. Elspeth Hayes/S. Anna FlorinAuthor provided

“the man-kindjek or cheeky yam, needed to be cooked, leached and/or pounded before being eaten. Some of these preparation techniques can take up to several days.”

https://theconversation.com/65-000-year-old-plant-remains-show-the-earliest-australians-spent-plenty-of-time-cooking-131761?fbclid=IwAR04Wlb_3Ns5iftc2VXK_Zu0HDKTPlmlVnS8ZNCbK5I7DQTbkhOzWEEsE8Q

 

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