Clarence City Council, in collaboration with local partners, has created and published ten short ‘how to make’ recipe films focusing on ten easy-to-find Tasmanian vegetables – seasonal, canned and frozen.

Originally created by the Child Health Association Tasmania’s Family Food Patch program using a 26TEN grant, the Kitchen ABC123 toolkit includes recipes for a variety of dips, soups and side dishes appropriate for everything from introducing solids through to aged care.  The recipes were designed to build confidence, knowledge and foundation skills in the home kitchen, especially when working on tight budgets.

Family Food Patch and their Well Fed Tasmania food truck partners, the Tasmanian School Canteen Association, teamed up with four Rosny College film students to create the two-minute videos designed to build confidence and foundation skills in the home kitchen.

Alderman Doug Chipman, Mayor of Clarence, said that with the closures of local restaurants and cafes, there has never been a more important time to be able to make nutritious meals at home.

“This has been a fabulous collaborative project working with great community partners,” Mayor Chipman said.

“It has been wonderful to work with the students, and to be able to deliver a tailored and helpful end product in these difficult times.” he said.

Emma Rowell, Family Food Patch Program Manager said, “Seeing these recipes come to life has been really rewarding. They were always designed to boost literacy and numeracy in the kitchen. Being able to now visualise the steps and techniques and match it with the words on screen makes them even more universally useful.”

Julie Dunbabin, Executive Officer of the Tasmanian School Canteen Association added that the videos were a great asset to many in the community.

“The videos are a great resource for all Canteen Managers, in their role of providing nutritious and yummy food, to school children,” she said.

The videos are available to view here online and footage can be used in any new stories: