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Food Lore : Tales From An Indian Kitchen By Kamini Ramachandran and Nova Nelson

March 11, 2022 @ 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm

Goodman Arts Centre's Food Lore : Tales From An Indian Kitchen By Kamini Ramachandran and Nova Nelson

Indian folklore is peppered with stories set in steamy kitchens where almost anything and everything can happen! Meet women who are the keeper of seeds and those who impart wisdom through the food they cook. Listen to characters who reveal the ingredients to their family recipes. Sip on freshly brewed ginger tea, sample homemade coconut candy and get up close with murungakkai, incomparable tulsi, gourds and more.


Storyteller Kamini Ramachandran shares short stories from her repertoire of South Indian folktales inspired by food and eating. Nova Nelson shares insights on ingredients and condiments used in Indian food preparation.


Join Kamini and Nova for an evening stroll through the garden and explore different plants, natural remedies and produce. Be seated within the garden setting as you partake in hot tea and a sweet snack and ingredients used for Aviyal while you immerse yourself in the stories told.

Take home a bag of seeds to start your farm-to-table journey.


Duration: 60mins

Meeting Point: Goodman Grows Community Farm

Fees: S$15

Age Requirement: 16 years +


About the Artists

About Kamini Ramachandran

Kamini is known for her site-specific storytelling experiences and her repertoire of Asian folklore. Her work is influenced by her childhood growing up in the jungles of Malaysia and her connection with the natural environment. Through Moonshadow Stories she spearheaded performance storytelling for adult audiences in Singapore. She founded The Storytelling Centre Ltd to advance the art of storytelling through the Young Storytellers Mentorship Programme and the annual StoryFest Singapore.


About Nova Nelson

Nova is a Permaculture Designer, a gardening coach, community farmer and educator. In 2013 she started Cultivate Central as a blog about her journey in Permaculture Design. Her work has reached over 8000 students through gardening based educational programmes, 500 educators and building over a dozen productive food spaces. Today, Nova focuses on designing and developing regenerative learning gardens that go on to deliver educational experiences, collaborative community programmes and closed loop garden ecosystems.

Set at the Goodman Grows Community Farm


Goodman Grows is a socially-driven community farm and art initiative where artists, food growers, nature and community converge and collaborate.


Goodman Grows aims to cultivate an eco-culture that is resilient through active engagement, collaboration with artists, exploring earth care solutions and impactful art | food | nature | community experiences and content.


Goodman Grows is presented by AHL in partnership with Cultivate Central located at Goodman Arts Centre.

Stay connected to the Goodman Grows community farm at our Kawan Kebun Goodman Telegram Channel: t.me/joinchat/ALf9AkKQJzUzNWJl


** Kindly note that from 1 Feb 2022, visitors entering Arts House Limited venues will have to be fully vaccinated. Only individuals who have recovered from COVID-19 within 180 days, medically ineligible for COVID-19 vaccination, and children aged 12 years and below may be exempted from Vaccination-Differentiated Safe Management Measures (VDS).**


Additional Information to Take Note:


Capacity: 15 pax per session. This is a limited capacity programme. Each session is only open for 15 pax and all participants are required to keep to groups of 5 or less.


– Please arrive 15 mins before your start time to register, complete safe entry check in and to use the washroom within the Goodman Arts Centre if needed.


– Admission is subject to tickets produced at the meeting point.


– This work involves interaction with objects/people. Hand sanitising stations will be made available at all points.


– Participants are to observe safe distancing measures and keep their masks on at all times during this trail.


– Recommended for 16 years old and above.


– We strongly encourage all participants to conduct self-testing via an antigen rapid test (ART) before attending this programme.


– Tickets sold are non-refundable.


Advisory on COVID-19: Your well-being and safety are important to us. We seek your cooperation in following the mandatory safe management measures when attending this programme.


Attire: This is an outdoor workshop. Please come in comfortable attire and footwear to walk around in.


Weather: This is a rain or shine event. The experience will be moved indoors in the event of rains. In the case of wet weather, please come in non-slip footwear and bring an poncho.


Latecomers: There is no lockout policy but note that the experience will start promptly at your registered start time.



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