SPECIAL EVENT • Literary Lunch
Rosheen Kaul And Joanna Hu In Conversation With Joanna Savill
HOME COOKING, NOT QUITE AUTHENTIC, BUT 100% DELICIOUS
A NOVEL GRAZING LUNCH PRESENTED BY HARRY HARTOG, aMBUSH GALLERY, KAMBRI ANU, AND THE CANBERRA WRITERS FESTIVAL
As immigrants with Chinese heritage who both moved to Australia as kids, Rosheen and Joanna spent their formative years living between (at least) two cultures. Food was a huge part of their journeys. Hailed by Kylie Kwong as ‘two of this country’s most dynamic young talents’, you’re invited for a celebration of culinary and cross cultural tales.
Rosheen Kaul is head chef at Melbourne’s Etta restaurant, where she cooks a menu as culturally diverse as she is. She was nominated for ‘Best New Talent’ in the Gourmet Traveller 2022 Restaurant Awards, named one of Rare Medium magazine’s ‘Young Guns’ for 2021 and selected as the Restaurant & Catering Association Young Achiever of the Year 2021. As a writer, she’s contributed essays and recipes to the Broadsheet cookbook Home Made; the New Voices on Food anthology; Tart Magazine; and Veraison. She’s also co-author of the popular The Isol(asian) Cookbook series.
Joanna Hu is an illustrator and ex front-of-house at Vue de Monde, Saint Crispin and Fat Duck restaurants. The daughter of Chinese Australian parents, she eschewed a career in law for a whirlwind few years in hospitality before settling into a life of painting, knitting, watching crime procedurals and buying an excess of charity shop tweed blazers.
Long-time food journalist and dedicated food explorer, Joanna has written books, made television shows, created festivals, edited restaurant guides, hosted events and written for most of Australia’s leading publications, almost always about food – a subject so fascinating and inspiring she never tires of it.