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Post-colonial fruit

19/04/2012

I bit off a little more than I could chew in this post… still, better to start these conversations rather than to not have them at all.

The course I helped take was really fun. Renee Liang and Janet Charman did the lion’s share of work, and the Auckland Council funded it, but I took two sessions and was very touched by the women’s gratitude at the book launch. You can find more about it here.

By the way, we have already eaten all of Renee’s dad’s feijoas, as well as the bag that Bianca gave me. So if you need to get rid of any more feijoas, please get in touch :-)

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  1. Leonie permalink
    19/04/2012 12:02 pm

    This is my favourite so far, Sarah.
    (Are the figs at Fiesta? You now have competition… :))

    • Sarah Laing permalink
      19/04/2012 12:42 pm

      Yes, at fiesta, but not so sweet this year so I recommend grilling! Just park the kids in the play area as you plunder.

  2. Cherie permalink
    19/04/2012 4:16 pm

    Just saw this article and thought you might be interested (if you haven’t already seen it): http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/apr/18/bryan-mary-talbot-10-graphic-memoirs.

  3. 19/04/2012 5:36 pm

    Feijoas don’t store which is why they don’t get to Europe, but they could be grown in the us and southern Europe I imagine

    William

  4. racheljfenton permalink
    20/04/2012 3:50 pm

    Feijoas grow down the street but I haven’t developed a taste for them yet – just find them too scenty, though I like the smell…..hmn. Figs, however; been munching my finds all day :)

    Agree about starting strong and necessary conversations.

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