Workshop | Foraging by the Ponds
From December 2020 to January 2021
This workshop will lead participants to Tai Sang Wai to explore various food's origins: the fishponds and the field. Afterward, participants will get their hands on preparing several delicious dishes with these ingredients.
At first glance, fishponds and food seem to be the focus of “Foraging by the Ponds”. But in fact, the essence of this workshop lies in the exchanges between people. In the climax of the workshop, participants had to exchange the recipes they noted down with others and prepare the dishes with the received recipes. I was surprised to see that the participants who had only seen each other twice could make concerted efforts and successfully prepare a wonderful meal. I believe it is the cooking process that built up the trust between this group of strangers who knew nothing about each other's background and lifestyle. In closing, I hope you and everyone will cook and eat more!
Artist | Herman LAU
LAU is a member of a local organic farm, Society for Indigenous Learning (SolL) in Sheung Shui. He is also an art worker who has been constantly collaborating with different artists and cultural units.
Meanwhile, he spreads his concern on future food and agriculture, local community and nature with his multi-skills and interests like aerial cinematography, also food and beverage, so as to develop a new understanding on life and land.