Over two nights in September, the committee for 'Lentil in Turin' (who are working for the opening of the first Italian Lentil As Anything) hosted a vegetarian dinner showcasing the style, flavour and philosophy of Lentil at Terra Madre, the international network of food communities 2018 Convention.
Beneath the din of hubris, of Australian of the year awards and queens birthday honours beats a heart that is Australia at its purest. It is a humble, unassuming heart that has weathered the sleaze and lure of this “civilisation” and sat stubbornly on its throne made from soil and decomposing fruits, eyes dancing mischievously.
This is Bruce Standish. He passed away yesterday. His job done.
Shanaka Fernando, the founder of Lentil as Anything, has spent the last few months tackling some big issues in Sri Lanka.
Lentil As Anything Footscray to close after 8 years of serving the West
After opening in 2009 and enjoying 8 years of bringing people together in Footscray, the Lentil As Anything outpost will close in June 2017.
Footscray Lentils has been a huge impact in the culture and community in and around the western suburbs now for almost eights years. With its dedicated team of volunteers that are each day creating a safe space for people to eat delicious vegan and vegetarian food.
Each putting extraordinary time and effort creating a unique centre for the people of Footscray and creating opportunities for its people. It's a pity that Footscray Lentils hasn't received the love it deserves and needs to survive.
With contributions in the restaurant not being as high as liked. But not all is lost, we can save this wonderful place and continue to bring food to the people even in this disturbingly depressing times.
Footscray will be holding a fundraiser complete with vegan snacks and live music to inspire the people to keep lentils in Footscray on the 26th of March.
We also have set up a Gofundme page for those unlucky people who cant be here in person to enjoy Footscray Lentils but cannot make it on the day.
Footscray Lentil as Anything has been a creative part of our community and we will all be saddened and greatly affected by the its loss. If you have anything to give or just want some great vegan/vegetarian food and have never tried out this place out head on to 233 Barkly St, Footscray.
Show them you care and we'll show you how good Footscray Lentils can be.
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