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Reimagine: Life, Loss, & Love
This event was part of Reimagine: Life, Loss, & Love

Jackfruit Stories

Hosted by Roshni Kavate

Jackfruit Stories
Let's gather and share our Jackfruit stories. They are our ancestors, delicious reminders of connection to our homelands and memories that nurture our soul. Bring a recipe and make some new friends.

What does a Jackfruit mean to you? How do you describe it's taste? Maybe it's part of your ancestral history or you are feeling curious to try it. It's a beloved fruit, plant ancestor connecting the diaspora worldwide.

Jackfruit's recent claim to fame is it's a plant based meat substitute. The dominant food media has narratives that fail to see it in it's all encompassing glory. Who gets to tell food stories and what do we celebrate?

Join Roshni Kavate, Artist, Nourishment Guide and Palliative Care Nurse with Darlena David, an avid gardener and keeper of ancestral recipes from Kerala, India.

We will join in an intimate conversation exploring our food memories, go deeper in discovering the spiritual significance, and share recipes. We will weave stories, recipes and wisdom to reclaim narratives of our ancestral foods and soak in the joy of sharing space that is in celebration of nourishing ourselves.

Roshni Kavate is Founder and Creative Director of Cardamom and Kavate. A startup dedicated to reclaiming nourishing practices rooted in ancestral wisdom for collective liberation. She believes grief is a portal to wholeness. Through food, spirituality and art we can reconnect and be our wild selves. She sees the path to being whole as a radical art practice.

Food Storytelling Social Justice
Wellness Spirituality