First Nations Food Companion

AU$ 49.95

How to buy, cook, eat and grow Indigenous Australian ingredients

Damien Coulthard & Rebecca Sullivan

Welcome to a food-lover’s guidebook to the First Foods of this continent. Including an informative guide to more than 60 of the most accessible indigenous ingredients, including their flavour profiles, along with tips for how to buy, grow and store them.

The colourful hardcover of First Nations Food Companion invites us in to a visual feast of illustrations and photography of the indigenous ingredients and recipes within. With a foreword by Ngarrpadla Daphne Paringangki Rickett (Aunty Daphne River Woman Rickett) and Bruce Pascoe, author of Dark Emu.

“This book brings ancient food into the modern kitchen. Every page is full of fascination. A walk in the bush will never be the same.” – Bruce Pascoe

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Description

We know more about pine nuts than bunya nuts, kale than warrigal greens, but there’s an edible pantry of unique flavours that First Nations people have been making the most of long before anyone cam up with the word ‘foodie’.

Welcome to a food-lover’s guidebook to the First Foods of this continent. Including an informative guide to more than 60 of the most accessible indigenous ingredients, including their flavour profiles, along with tips for how to buy, grow and store them.

After that, 100 delicious recipes: all featuring native ingredients, and including tips for substituting regular panty ingredients where needed – including Bush-Tomato Cheese on Toast, Anise Myrtle and Macadamia Poached Chicken, Myrtle Tea Cake, Quandong and Davidson’s Plum Iced Vovos and more. Plus features and recipes for an Indigenous medicine garden, as well as how to set up your pantry and freezer, and the best places to find native ingredients in shops and online.

Table of Contents

Foreword
First Flavours
The ultimate in local food
How this book works

Ingredients guide
Stock your pantry
First Nations flavour wheel

Spice
Herbal
Nutty
Fruity
Medicine garden
Floral
Citrus
Marine
Earthy

Tips on preserving
Stockists
Featured Artists
Acknowledgments
Index


Product details

Published October 2022
Murdoch Books
Hardcover, full colour photographs, illustrations and artwork throughout, 248 pages. 
Size: 19cm x 25cm
ISBN: 9781922351883


About the Authors

From the award-winning founders of native food enterprise Warndu.
Damien Coulthard is an Adnyamathanha and Dieri person of the Flinders Ranges, an international artist, cultural educator and former board director of the South Australian Native Title Service.
Rebecca Sullivan is a food educator and author, regenerative farmer, Yale World Fellow and TV presenter.

Additional information

Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 250 × 190 × 28 mm

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