“Tourists don’t just want to see Vanuatu – they want to taste it!” says Myriam Malao, president of the Port Vila Market cooked food vendor association in Vanuatu’s capital.
Bursting with ideas after attending the Pacific Agri-Tourism Forum in Apia in August, Mrs Malao is determined that Mamas (women market vendors) will be a big part of Vanuatu’s tourism future. Ms Malao’s attendance at the Agribusiness Forum was facilitated by the UN Women Markets for Change project and funded by the South Pacific Tourism Organisation.
Renowned regional chefs Robert Oliver and Colin Chung cooked up a storm using Pacific ingredients in Apia this week as part of the 2nd Pacific Agribusiness Forum.
The duo led a special chefs training workshop promoting innovative uses of Pacific ingredients and advocating in favour of greater consumption of local products.