1500 words (14 minutes reading time) By Lancing Farrell
I was reading an article about la cucina povera, the cuisine created in Italy over centuries based on the food prepared by poor and sometimes starving people. Throughout history, people have experienced food insecurity and famine and they have adapted, but none have done it as well as the Italians. In Italy, love, ingenuity and scarcity combined to give birth to a new and delicious cuisine that has become mainstream.
I wondered, can a similar thing happen to local government as it is starved of funds and impoverished by the Victorian government’s rate cap?Continue reading