Dandelion Paellata, a Weed Recipe

Lucas and Lizzy came for dinner, so you made-up a recipe using Dandelion and whatever you had in the cupboard.

It turned up to be a cross between a spanish vegetarian Paella and a frittata, therefore the name, Paellata.


4 cups of Dandelion leaves, chopped
4 eggs
1 cup of rice
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves of garlic, chopped finely
6 medium potatoes, sliced
a little bunch of basil, chopped
salt and pepper to taste

Preheat the hoven to 200 degrees celsious. Part boil the sliced poataoes and rest aside. Cook the rice and rest aside. Beat in a bowl the eggs, mix in the chopped Dandelion, the basil and a little bunch of rock salt.
In a large frying pan saute’ the onion in a little olive oil. Add the potatoes and cook through.
Add the rice and cook through.
Transfer the mixture to a large baking dish, add the egg and Dandelion making sure the liquid spread all over the dish.
add the chopped garlic on the top. Bake for 10 /15 minutes untill the egg is cooked.
Serve hot with a nice red wine.

About info

Diego Bonetto is a multimedia artist living and practicing in Sydney, Australia, and is a key member of artists' collectives SquatSpace and the BigFAGPress. -The SquatSpace collective has been producing ground-breaking events and projects since 2000. The group has been curated in a number of shows both in Australia and overseas. The current initiatives, the Redfern-Waterloo Tour of beauty (www.squatspace.com/redfern) tackle issues of social representation and the politics of space generated by gentrification. -The BigFagPress (BFP) is a publishing facility housed in Wooloomooloo, Sydney. The BFP is a salvaged 4-tonnes Off-set proof press. The press allows for the creation of countless artworks by keen printmakers and self-started publishers. www.bigfagpress.org Diego has also been working with WeedyConnection, an environmental art campaign. The project involves an online resource (www.weedyconnection.com), short documentary films, cooking shows, blogs, installations, prints, facebook interventions and various site-specific installations in the form of self-guided tours. WeedyConnection tackle the anthropocentric view of what environment should look like. Based on research and data provided by disciplines as far apart as biology, anthropology, paloenthology, social ecology and ethno botany it formulates ethical questions about cultural representation in times of environmental urgency.
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3 Responses to Dandelion Paellata, a Weed Recipe

  1. Maxine says:

    Hey, could you spare one of those dandelion plants to bring back, as the one here was chewed a bit by snails and won’t look that hot for ya exhibition? x maxine

  2. info says:

    Sure Maxine, plenty here.

  3. luca says:

    thanks dieg, this was delicious. it was a great pleasure to visit you in bundanon and open up to your weedy universe.

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