YFM’s vision is to build a community that is rich and inclusive – made of people from socially, geographically and culturally diverse backgrounds. And to achieve this vision, we are committed to listening, learning, and actively pursuing different perspectives and experiences. In celebration of CALD communities, these are our current fave foodish and non-foodish things to read/watch/listen. Let’s keep learning together.


Australian Indigenous foodish books

  • Cooking with the Oldest Foods on Earth – John Newton
  • Warndu Mai (Good Food): Introducing Native Australian Ingredients to Your Kitchen – Rebecca Sullivan and Damien Coulthard
  • Wild Food Plants of Australia – Tim Low
  • Bush Tukka Guide – Samantha Martin
  • Grow Your Own Bushfoods – Keith and Irene Smith
  • The Biggest Estate on Earth: How Aborigines Made Australia – Bill Gammage
  • Dark Emu – Bruce Pascoe
  • Wild Food In Australia – A.B and J.W Cribb
  • Bush Food: Aboriginal Food and Herbal Medicine – Jennifer Isaacs
  • Australian Bush Superfoods: Plant-based recipes at Home – Lily Alice and Thomas O’Quinn

Foodish books by BIPOC authors

  • Cooking Solo – Klancy Miller
  • Vegetable Kingdom: The Abundant World of Vegan Recipes – Bryant Terry
  • The Cooking Gene – Michael W. Twitty
  • Bake For Syria – Lily Vanilli
  • Sand Talk: How Indigenous Thinking Can Save the World – Tyson Yunkaporta
  • Jerusalem: A Cookbook – Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi

Non-foodish books about or by BIPOC authors

  • Comfort Food – Ellen Van Neerven
  • Dougy – James Moloney
  • Everything by Stan Grant! i.e. On Identity, Australia Day, Talking To My Country
  • Salt: Selected Essays and Stories – Bruce Pascoe
  • Welcome to Country – Marcia Langton
  • I’m Not Racist, But … 40 Years of the Racial Discrimination Act – Tim Soutphommasane
  • My Sister, the Serial Killer – Oyinkan Braithwaite
  • I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings – Maya Angelou
  • Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor – Layla F. Saad
  • White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism – Robin DiAngelo
  • Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race – Reni Eddo-Lodge

Video / film

Podcast series

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Post updated: 13 June 2020

Ryville Ochoa