Humanity, hangovers and basket weaving…

“Ubuntu is very difficult to render into a Western language. It speaks of the very essence of being human” – Desmond Tutu

Today I ventured to Mount Eden where the Ubuntu Market was taking place. For those reading who are not familiar with the word Ubuntu, it’s a Nguni Bantu term meaning “humanity”, but which is often also translated as “humanity towards others”

While the event was very small, there were some amazing stalls selling plant based food, sustainable products (such as woven baskets and plant based soaps), and live music.

Even better, the whole event was zero waste – which is something I feel passionately about.

I treated myself to some amazing jackfruit tamales (a corn based Mexican dish) followed by a raspberry sorbet. As I was a little hungover following a big night out the night before, this wasn’t just massively tasty, but was also an effective and healthy hangover cure. For anyone who hasn’t tried jackfruit it’s amazing, and there are heaps of resources online about how to cook it and where to buy it from.

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