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THE FOOD PROGRAMME
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The Food Programme
Sunday 12:30-13:00,
Rpt Monday 16:00-16:30

Investigating every aspect of the food we eat
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Sunday 08 October 2006
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Traditiona wagons being restored by the South East Romany Museum
Traditional wagons being restored by the South East Romany Museum
This week Sheila Dillon explores Romany food. We spend the day at the South East Romany Museum, home of Mary and Olby Brazil and see how Mary makes her beef broth or 'shackles'.  

Romany elder Aaron Duval tells us how they catch and eat blackbirds, rabbits and hedgehogs. 
 
Scottish Traveller, singer and storyteller Stanley Robertson explains the Scottish traveller's language, food traditions and superstitions.

We hear Romany journalist, Jake Bowers , on his radio talk show, Rocker Radio, (Rokker is Romany for 'talk') how younger Romanys are not able to have the same connection to the land and how the modern lifestyles of processed and junk food are a problem in the younger Romany community.

We speak to Zoe Matthews health project manager of the advisory group 'Friends, Family and Travellers' and Romany health workers Avril Fuller and Patricia Knight.

Friends, Families and Travellers have worked with traveller women to write a cookbook with traditional as well as healthier family recipes.

 Further information
For copies of the Traveller women's Recipe Book write to: 
 

Friends, Families and Travellers
113 Queens Road
Brighton
East Sussex
BN1 3XG
Tel: 01273 234 777
Email: fft@gypsy-traveller.org

Travellers Aid Trust 

South East Romany Museum

Rokker Radio

Scottish Storytelling Centre

Royal Oak Folk Club
 
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