Jodie Orcher

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Jody Orcher, a Ularai Barkandji woman, said she had always had a connection to food and learnt much of her cooking skills from her parents and grandmother.

Back home in Brewarrina in rural New South Wales, she said her family would regularly cook emus, goannas, porcupines and yellow bellies "for free".

But in the city, where "everything costs a fortune", she has had to experiment with native greens and bush foods to retain her connection to country.

"All the foods that I've used are used for dietary and medicinal purposes for Aboriginal people,"