Native Australian Foods

Written by Grace Mooney

At the time of white settlement in the late eighteenth century it is estimated that the Aboriginal population ate approximately five thousand plant and animal species in Australia and had been doing so for over 50,000 years. This is a staggering twenty percent of native flora and fauna found in Australia. Early white settlers and explorers …

WIN a copy of Acquacotta by Emiko Davies

With an Australian father, a Japanese mother, an adolescence spent in China and a University degree from the United States, Emiko Davies has spent most of her life living abroad, soaking up other cultures, languages and food.

For almost ten years now, Italy is the place she has called home.

In Emiko’s new book Acquacotta, she has compiled and adapted her Italian family’s …

Recipe: Belgian waffles with candied bacon, grilled stonefruit and maple yoghurt

Maple syrup and sugar are sweet and smoky.

The caramel tones make them ideal for both sweet and savoury dishes.

Maple syrup is the boiled down sap of the maple tree and maple sugar is made by reducing the sap to the point beyond which it becomes syrup.

Make a savoury rub using maple sugar, salt, sweet smoked paprika and garlic …

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The Essential Ingredient range of pure linen features a selection of tea towels, table napkins and runners and a classic apron, all generously sized with superior, tightly-woven construction.

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Recipe: Kakadu Plum Cherry Ripe smoothie

Considered a gift of the Dreamtime, the Kakadu Plum is Australia’s star superfood performer.

With exceptional nutritional and antiseptic properties it has been an important food and medicine in Northern Australia for millennia.

The Kakadu Plum is the world’s highest natural source of Vitamin C with 100 times that of a mandarin.

Get your dose of Vitamin C first thing in the morning …

Recipe: Vongole e polenta

This recipe by Emiko Davies comes from her latest book, Acquacotta.

In Acquacotta, Davies has compiled and adapted her Italian family’s best loved recipes from Capalbio, Monte Argentario, Giglio Island and inland to the hot springs of Saturnia and the ancient Pitigliano. She guides readers through the use of local ingredients, as well as sharing the history of rustic, storied dishes including …

Explore. Discover. Indulge

Good food and good cooking are the beginnings of a happy day, the makings of a balanced meal at the end of it and a beautiful way to connect to those we love.

Every year we have the honour of developing a cooking school program in Prahran that gathers great culinary minds who offer their skills and insights to make you the …