Twenty women from Teouma Bridge area of Efate will display local dishes as part of the slow food program on Friday at the Saralana Park in Port Vila.
Anita Tenkon of the Land Desk Unit of the Vanuatu Kaljoral Senta (VKS) who are spearheading the slow food program for Vanuatu says the display tomorrow is part of plans to “keep the fire burning” on the idea of encouraging people to eat local food as a way to tackle the increasing incidence of non-communicable diseases (NCD) in the country.
Ms. Tenkon says that following the successful hosting of the Tupunis slow food festival on Tanna last month, the Slow Food Committee is looking at ways to ensure that the idea is not forgotten and kept alive as part of a way of life for families.
She says the committee has decided to get women from different villages of Efate to come to Port Vila every month to display slow food dishes in Port Vila, and they are starting with 20 women from Teouma Bridge outside of Port Vila.
The show will stay the whole day with some cooking done in the grounds of the VKS and the National Museum. People can visit the stalls and buy cooked food throughout the day.